Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemistry

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Division of Pure and Applied Biochemistry has a long-term research project to develop oat with low lipase activities in the grain. Several oat lines with decreased lipase levels have been identified from a mutant oat population, and potential lipase encoded genes have been identified from our unique oat genome sequence. To strengthen our research in oat molecular biology, we are announcing a researcher position to focus on further genomic analysis of lipase genes, transcriptomic analysis of lipase genes expressed in developing oat seeds and biochemical characterisation of mutated lines.

Work duties

  • Research in the fields of molecular biology and biochemistry.
  • Planning and cultivation of plants (oats) in greenhouse and in field.
  • Teaching at undergraduate, master and postgraduate levels.
  • Development of pedagogical skills in higher education.
  • Supervision of degree workers and doctoral students.
  • Application of external research funding.
  • Collaboration with business sectors and society.
  • Administration work related to the tasks mentioned above.

Qualification requirements

The applicants must have:

  • Completed doctoral degree in one of the fields of genetics, molecular biology, or plant biochemistry.
  • Very good knowledge of English, in both speech and writing.
  • Previous experience working with cereals.
  • Previous experience working with lipids.

Consideration will also be given to good collaboration skills, drive and independence, as well as how the applicant, through his or her experience and competence, is judged to complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department and contribute to its future development.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

  • Experience in leading research projects.
  • Experience of working with oat.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment. Permanent position, 100 %, from 2021-01-16. Probationary employment might be applied.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.



Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2021-01-16
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3245
  • Lei Ye, professor, +46462229560
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 19.Oct.2020
Last application date 09.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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