Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemistry

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The research project is part of ScanOats, an industrial research centre with oat in focus.

Work duties The general aim of the project is to develop new oat varieties with improved storage stability. The work tasks include analysis of lipids, lipases and rancidity products in oat. Methods regularly used within the project will include e.g.lipid extraction, lipid class separation using TLC and/or SPE column, fatty acid analysis using GC, and fluorometric determination of lipase activity. Analysis is to be made on different harvested oats, and on samples from an ongoing storage study. The research also includes conducting literature reviews. Other existing tasks within the research group may also be relevant.


  • Education: Master degree in relevant education, preferably biotechnology
  • Knowledge: Very good oral and written proficiency in English

Other merits

  • Experience: Previous experience of working with oat, lipids, lipid breakdown products and lipases is meriting.

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 administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment Temporary position, 100 %, 6 months with starting date as soon as possible.

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, etc.).

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Employment expires 2022-06-30
Contract type Full time
First day of employment according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/3783
  • Sofia Marmon, 046-2229581
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 13.Dec.2021
Last application date 27.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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