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 main purpose of this project is to identify new oat varieties with high content of different dietary fibers for further use in nutritional studies. The plan consists of developing a new method to identify lines with high content of arabinoxylan using chromatography. Another part of the project is about determining the arabinoxylan molecular weight in oat. 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 or food technology
  • Knowledge: Very good oral and written proficiency (English)

Other merits

  • Experience: Pervious experience of working with oat, arabinoxylans, starch hydrolysis and betaglucan quantification.

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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agrreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/3807
  • Jose Zambrano, 046-2220000
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 13.Dec.2021
Last application date 27.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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