Lund University, Universitetets särskilda verksamheter, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is an international and interdisciplinary centre of excellence at Lund University. We advance knowledge on how to catalyse the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies across different levels of governance and management. We conduct research across the themes of international and national policy intervention, urban governance and experimentation, business management and practice, and consumption governance.


IIIEE is looking for a research assistant to support the team of the IPACST project. IPACST focuses on increasing the understanding of how intellectual property (IP) models can contribute to accelerating sustainability transitions (


Work duties

  • Identifying businesses and other organisations that can serve as cases studies in the field of intellectual property models for accelerating sustainability transitions.
  • Conduct of qualitative interviews with these businesses and organisations.
  • Analysis of empirical data and drafting of research reports in collaboration with IPACST research team.
  • Support in the continued development of the IPACST research methodology.



  • MSc degree in the field of sustainability management, environmental management, business management or related fields.
  • Experience in qualitative research methods, in particular interviewing and qualitative data analysis methods.
  • Knowledge and/or research experience in the domain of (sustainable) business models, knowledge management and/or intellectual property models is beneficial.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English.
  • Ability to work in an international research team.


We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to i.e. good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.


Terms of employment

Temporay position for 10-12 month starting 1 October 2020


Instructions on how to apply

Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/2788
  • Per Mickwitz, +46462220406
  • Lars Strupeit, +46 46 222 02 31
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 01.Sep.2020
Last application date 15.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CEST

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