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Doctoral Student in Resource Recovery – Resource Management

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  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    14 juni

  • Sök jobbet senast

    8 augusti

Om jobbet

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

The Faculty has five departments: 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. The Swedish School of Textiles, as well as the two centres, the Centre for Sustainable Society Development and the Swedish Institute for Innovative Retailing/The Retail Lab, are other important elements within the Faculty. At the Faculty, there are also two research schools, in Resource Recovery and Textile and Fashion.

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 25 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 mainly deals with fields of energy, industrial biotechnology, polymer technology, resource management as well as civil engineering. We have a large network, both nationally and internationally, and well-developed collaborations with both industry and public actors. Within the research group Resource Management,there are four doctoral students, one Associate Professor and one Professor.

This doctoral student position is about reducing food waste in society in order to achieve sustainable development goals.

Job description

Own doctoral education within the abovementioned research project. In addition to doctoral studies, as agreed upon, departmental duties, including teaching, research and administration, can amount to up to 20% of full time.

Doctoral students are employed according to the regulations outlined in Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance.  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 to a maximum of five years.


For this position, a Master's degree in an environment subject or environmental management is required, at a minimum. You should be able to communicate well in both written and spoken English and Swedish. 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.

For this position, it is a merit to have knowledge of LCA, qualitative and quantitative methods, and system analysis.

The University of Borås values the qualities that even gender and age distribution as well as ethnic and cultural diversity add to our organisation.


Information about the position can be provided by Director of Studies Tobias Richards via telephone +46 (0)33- 435 42 07 or email at or alternatively Associate Professor Kamran Rousta via telephone +46 (0)33-435 4644 or 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 according to Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
Employment rate: Full-time. The doctoral studentship employment focusses 80% of the time on doctoral studies; the remaining time, 20%, includes departmental duesi at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
Start date: As agreed upon
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Reference number: PA 2021/150


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:
  • Doctoral thesis plan, written in either Swedish or English (6-10 pages, 3000-5000 words, excluding reference list). 
  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Master’s thesis 
  • Any other publications
After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application at the latest by 8 August 2021.

According to the National Archives’s regulations, 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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