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Doctoral Student in Resource Recovery – Biotechnology

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    7 april

  • Sök jobbet senast

    7 juni

Om jobbet

In recent years, the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business has undergone significant development in the research field of Resource Recovery. The research and education environment today consists of seven professors, about 30 doctoral students, and about 30 senior teachers and researchers and post docs. Education is conducted at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels and we also have our unique doctoral education programme in Resource Recovery. 

We have access to modern and well-equipped teaching and research laboratories. Research in Resource Recovery takes place mainly in the areas of energy, industrial biotechnology, polymer technology, modelling and systems analysis and civil engineering. We have a large network, both nationally and internationally, and well-developed collaborations with both industry and public actors. Within the Industrial Biotechnology research group, 20 doctoral students have defended their theses from 2014-2021.

The doctoral position focuses on fermentation to produce food. The position will be with the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology with the immediate manager being Assistant Head of Department Ilona Sárvári Horváth.

Job description

Doctoral studentship employment means at least 80% of your time is devoted to your own doctoral education within the above research project. Any remaining time is for departmental duties, including teaching and administration, up to 20% of full-time.


The position as a doctoral student within the project requires a Master's degree with a focus on biotechnology, such as resource recovery, chemical engineering, or equivalent. You should be able to communicate well in both written and spoken English. We are looking for 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 lab experience and knowledge of working with fermentation for food production.


Questions regarding the project and the doctoral studies can be answered by Professor Mohammad Taherzadeh by phone +46 (0)33-435 5908 08 or by email Information about the position can be provided by Assistant Head of Department Ilona Sárvári Horváth via phone at + 4684 (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: Employment as a doctoral student is in accordance with Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5. The study period corresponds to a maximum of four years of full-time study. The first employment period covers one year and is normally renewed by one year at a time. If departmental duties are included, the doctoral education period is extended by a corresponding degree, however with a maximum of five years.
Employment rate: 100%
Start date: As agreed upon
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Registration number: PA 2022/69


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 applicable 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
  • Any publications you may have
After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application at the latest by 7 June 2022.

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

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