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Doctoral Student in Resource Recovery - Polymer Technologies

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    29 april

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    30 juni

Om jobbet

At the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business, we conduct research and education in business administration, industrial engineering and management, resource recovery, and building technology, as well as within the textile field: design, management and technology.

The Faculty’s departments are the Department of Business Administration and Textile Management, the Department of Engineering, the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology, the Department of Textile Technology, and the Department of Design. There is also a department for the Textiles Labs. The Swedish School of Textiles, as well as the two research centres, the Centre for Sustainable Society Development and the Swedish Institute for Innovative Retailing/The Retail Lab, are other important elements within the Faculty. The Faculty is also the home to two doctoral education programmes: Resource Recovery and Textiles and Fashion.

Job description

The University of Borås is now seeking a doctoral student for employment at the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology. The doctoral student will be part of the research group Polymer Technologies and the position includes studies of renewable polymeric materials in order to be able to develop environmentally sustainable polymeric materials adapted to the circular economy. Initially, the doctoral project focuses on the utilisation of nanocellulose in emulsion-polymerised bio-based latex materials, which can be used in paint and varnish as well as the surface treatment of textiles and in composites.

In doctoral studentship employment, you conduct your own doctoral studies within the above-mentioned research project. In addition to your doctoral studies, teaching in the relevant field or other departmental duties constitute up to 20% of full-time. The total length of time for the doctoral studies is then extended to a corresponding degree.

Read about life as a doctoral student at the University of Borås.


For admission to the doctoral education programme in Resource Recovery, you must have a degree at the Master’s level with sufficient connection to the research subject area of Resource Recovery as well as a Bachelor’s degree in polymer technology, materials science, textile technology, or chemical engineering. Furthermore, you should be able to communicate well in written and spoken English. The position requires someone with good collaboration and initiative-taking qualities, an ability to work independently and in a structured way, as well as the ability to prioritise among work tasks. 

It is considered a merit if you have experience in laboratory work in polymer technology and polymer materials.


Information about the position can be provided by Assistant Head of Department Ilona Sárvári Horváth via phone at + 46 (0)33 435 46 84 or via email at The trade union representatives are Magnus Sirhed, OFR-ST and Matilda Johansson, Saco-S; they can be reached via the university’s switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00.

Type of employment: Doctoral studentship employment is conducted in accordance with the regulations outlined in Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
Employment rate: 100%
Start date: Earliest 1 August 2022
Location: Borås, Sweden
Registration number: PA 2022/96


You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.”

Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the application reference number.  The following documents must be attached to your application:
  • Personal letter
  • CV (with references)
  • Degree certificates
  • Master’s thesis 
  • Copy of identity documentation
After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application at the latest by 2022-06-30.

The University of Borås strives for even gender distribution among employees and values diversity.

According to the regulations of the National Archives of Sweden, we must archive application documents, excluding publications, for two years after the appointment decision has been finalised.

We kindly decline contact with advertisers and staffing companies in this recruitment.

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