Lunds universitet, Universitetets särskilda verksamheter, IIIEE

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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.

Description of the workplace
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University was founded in 1994 and has since developed genuine interdisciplinary education and research with focus on strategies for sustainable development. The Institute facilitates a great number of external research and development projects as well as two international master programs. More information is available on the Institute's website

We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.
Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee: Work at Lund university

Subject description
IIIEE is looking for a researcher to support work in the Mistra REES research program, and support teaching activities at IIIEE. The researcher will work in close collaboration with corporations and other researchers. The main tasks include analyses of European Union and national policies related to the Circular Economy, assessments of barriers for circular business models as experienced by corporations, and the development of policy packages to overcome identified barriers.

Work duties
The work will be carried out within the externally funded project Mistra REES (homepage: The position includes conducting high-quality social science research, publishing in international scientific journals, giving policy relevant recommendations and, together with stakeholders including project partners, organising and participating in events within the project.

The position includes conducting literature reviews, mapping and case studies that include oral interviews. The position also includes handling of quantitative data. The position includes being involved in collaboration with various stakeholders and organisations within and outside the project.

The position also includes teaching English in the master's program run by IIIEE.

The tasks also include contributing to applications for research grants.

A researcher is also expected to work with administration linked to the tasks above.

Appointment to a research position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position.

  • Experience of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • A strong publication track record, which should include publications related to circular economy policies, and circular business models
  • Experience of research on circular business models
  • Experience of research on European Union environmental policies, most notably related to product policies and waste policies

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.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Documented experience of working interdisciplinary and in collaboration with other researchers
  • Documented experience of analysing circular economy policies and circular business models
  • Documented experience of working with in-depth interviews
  • Documented experience of qualitative and qunatitative research methods '
  • Documented skills in publishing in academic journals or via academic book publishers
  • Demonstrated ability to independently conduct high-quality research and successfully complete scientific projects
  • Documented pedagogical skills including supervision of master's students
  • Demonstrated ability to disseminate research in international conferences and policy events

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
This is a temporary 12-month position. Expected start for this position is 1st of October or according to agreement. 

Instructions on how to apply
The application should be written in English. Please use the LTH instructions to add your merits; more instructions are provided here:

The application should have the following documents:

  • CV
  • Personal letter
  • Examples of relevant publications (max. 10)
Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 oktober eller enligt överenskommelse
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2845
  • Carl Dalhammar, +46462220243
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 29.Aug.2022
Last application date 12.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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