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 position of a project assistant is placed at the Department of Chemistry, Division of Biotechnology, which conducts research and education at undergraduate and graduate level within various branches of biotechnology.

Work duties The work duties as a research engineer involve active participation in a research project, conducted in collaboration with Chalmers Technical University and a SME, Cirkulär AB, supported by the Swedish Energy Agency. The tasks involve experiments on recovery of a protein in a pure form from spent fermentation broth, testing membrane filters for separation of cell biomass and protein, setting up a continuous fermentation process, perform analyses using HPLC, spectrophotometry and electrophoresis, analysis of data, and write monthly reports.


  • Master of Engineering in Biotechnology /(Bio-)Chemical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of microbial cultivations, protein separation techniques, analyses based on chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English, and good communication abilities.
  • Ability to perform independent work as well as a team member,
  • Ability to critically review scientific literature.

Other merits

  • Work experience in a laboratory after undergraduate education, ability to set up and operate a bioreactor and membrane filtration are of merit.

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

Terms of employment Temporary employment: 100 % for 6 months, with start according to agreement.

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 2022-06-14
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 PA2021/3911
  • Rajni Hatti-Kaul, +46462224840
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 15.Dec.2021
Last application date 29.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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