Research Engineer in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Jun 2019

Mid Sweden University is a place where people meet, find inspiration and think innovatively. Our campuses are situated in Sundsvall and Östersund, and we offer a wide range of courses and education, both on-campus and distance education. Our good relations with society ensure well-supported research and education, not least in the region.

Faculty of Science, Technology and Media

The Department of Chemical Engineering is located at Campus Sundsvall. The department conducts research and education in Energy Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Fibre Science and Communication Network (FSCN) is a multi-disciplinary research centre at Mid Sweden University. Within FSCN, research is carried out that creates new areas of application and business opportunities for materials based on sustainable biomaterials from the forest. The research assignment will be conducted within FSCN and focuses on the area of ​​deep eutectic solvents and process development for new products and materials that can be manufactured from high yield pulp. The post is located at Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall, but part of the research work will be carried out in collaboration with companies such as Valmet and Stora Enso, so some travel may be required. 

Duties: Research (90-100%) within the field of deep eutectic solvents, and teaching and other administrative tasks (0-10%) may be included as needed.

Qualification: To be qualified for this position, applicants must have a PhD within a field such as chemical engineering, organic chemistry, wood chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials science or another field suitable for the project.

We are looking for a person with good knowledge in the field of wood-polymer properties, and more specifically in delignification. It is also important to have general knowledge on pulp and paper technology. Applicants must be able to independently design and carry out experiments and contribute within a multi-disciplinary applied R&D team. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is a requirement. 

Employment and start date: The position as a research engineer is limited to 1 year and has a scope of 100%, with the start date subject to agreement.  

Place of employment: Sundsvall 

Salary: Individual wage setting is applied.

Information: For further information, please contact Professor Juha Fiskari, or Dr. Gunilla Pettersson, for project information, and Head of Department Erik Hedenström, for departmental information.

Also refer to the Department website

Application:Please submit your application via our recruitment system no later than 25/06/2019

Mid Sweden University works actively for equal opportunities and strives to embrace the qualities that diversity and equality bring to the organization.

  • Type of employment

    Temporary position longer than 6 months

  • Contract type

    Full time

  • First day of employment

    Subject to agreement

  • Salary

    Negotiated on an individual basis

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    Västernorrlands län

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  • Reference number

    MIUN 2019/1088

  • Union representative

    Per Bergman, Fackförbundet ST, 010-142 83 71
    Lars P Nilsson SACO, 010-142 88 32

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