Research assistant at the Department of Chemistry

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 30 Nov 2023

18 Nov 2023
Job Information

Lunds universitet

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Kemiska institutionen (LTH)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

30 Nov 2023 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Description of the workplace
The position of a research assistant is placed at the Department of Chemistry, Division of Biotechnology. The Division conducts research and education at undergraduate and graduate level in various areas of biotechnology such as industrial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, and biotechnology for health. The research includes studies of a fundamental nature as well as pure applications. The Division conducts multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with other research and industrial partners, which involve the development of biotechnology and green chemistry processes for the transformation of renewable raw materials into chemical building blocks for sustainable chemicals and plastics adapted said to circular economy.

Work duties

As a research assistant, your tasks can vary and the tasks should give an insight into the academic world at the faculty where you are studying.

The employment as a research assistant concerns participation in research programme STEPS and
involves the development of chemical and enzymatic process for the synthesis and purification of biobased plastic monomers.

Work duties involve:

Laboratory work on optimization of reaction conditions for synthesis of biobased building blocks for plastics via chemical and enzymatic catalysis, product separation and purification, analysis of products, data analysis, preparation of samples for evaluation, compiling all the results in a report and making oral presentations in the research group and for collaborating partners in the projects.

Qualification requirements
Only those admitted to first or second-cycle courses and study programmes at the faculty may be employed as teaching assistants. The degree must not have been taken.

Required qualifications:

  • admitted to master program in chemical engineering/biotechnology or an equivalent relevant discipline
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English 
  • studied courses in organic chemistry, applied biochemistry, separation processes
  • Laboratory experience in organic synthesis, biocatalysis, distillation, spectrophotometric, chromatographic and NMR analyses

Additional requirements:

  • Good knowledge in green chemistry, chemical catalysis and biocatalysis
  • Knowledge of performing risk analysis
  • Consideration will be given to good cooperation ability, drive and independence, and how the applicant through his/her experience and competence is judged to have the ability needed for the research project
  • Very good communication ability via oral presentations and written reports

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. With an employment as a teaching assistant you can combine studies with work and complement your theoretical knowledge with practical work experience. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University.

Further information

The position is a fixed term position for 20240108 - 20240707 period at 50 % of full time. The employment may not negatively affect the amanuensis' studies and may not be combined with other employments. The employment as a Teaching Assistant is regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:284), 5 chapter 8-12 §§. The employment is covered by the Flextime Agreement for T/A personnel.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. We ask you to attach documentation from LADOK certifying your eligibility. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Welcome to apply!

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