The Department of Biology and Environmental Science is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as zoonotic ecology.
Subject area for the project: Microbiology/biotechnology for recovery of copper from chalcopyrite.
Admission subject: The studies carried out in the project are designed to lead to a PhD in Ecology.
Employment: Employment as a doctoral student is limited according to HF chapter 5 § 7. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent postgraduate studies full-time for four years.
Placement city: Kalmar
Job descriptionThe research project is a European Union ERAMin2 funded project for the use of microorganisms for the extraction and recovery of copper from chalcopyrite mineral. The project will use consortia of microorganisms to extract the copper using strategies developed to control the community composition during the large-scale, bioleaching process. The laboratory studies will be scaled-up to larger column reactors and finally, the most promising techniques will be evaluated in an industrial scale test heap in Chile.
According to the Higher Education Ordinance, a person appointed to a doctoral studentship should primarily devote himself/herself to his/her own studies. In addition, an appointee may work to a limited extent with education, research, artistic development, and administration. However, before a doctoral degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20% of a full-time post.
A person fulfils the general entry requirements if he/she
- has been awarded a degree on second-cycle level
- completed the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which 60 credits on second-cycle level, or
- in other way, in Sweden or abroad, has acquired principally equivalent knowledge.
Specific requirements also include
- knowledge in the field of biomining
- experience of working with acidophilic microorganisms
- a high proficiency in written and spoken English
- be able to solve problems
- have the ability to work independently as well as interact well in a research group.
- experience of working with nucleic acid extraction from microorganisms would place the candidate at an advantage
- The ability to speak Spanish/Chilean would also be a merit.
Professor Mark Dopson (firstname.lastname@example.org), +46-(0)480-447334
Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz (email@example.com), +46-(0)480-446238
HR Partner Marie Kalebsson (firstname.lastname@example.org +46-(0)470-708238
ApplicationPlease apply no later than July 28, 2019
Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.
Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.