Lunds universitet, LTH, Institutionen för livsmedelsteknik (LTH)

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 Department of Food Technology, Engineering, and Nutrition reimagines and improves both products and processes in the food supply chain.
Our work has a clear connection to Agenda 2030 through a research focus on sustainable and nutritious food for the future.
Collaboration with industry, farmers, and other research groups both inside and out of Sweden is an important component of our strategy.
Several well-known food innovations have come out of the Department, e.g. Oatly and Proviva.

Description of the workplace
The research group Food Hygiene at the Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition develops methods for identification of bacteria and clarifies the role of these bacteria in food and human health. The research performed in the group has been pioneering in the development of probiotics and the group has a close collaboration within both medical care, industry, and academia.

Work duties

The work duties include standardized and upscaled culturing of probiotic bacteria and optimization of formulation for survival in packaging materials and performance of durability tests of the materials, as well as cultivation experiments and microbiological analysis of plant material. The work duties also include participation in teaching, supervision of degree projects and collaboration with industry and wider society. 

Appointment to a position as a researcher requires that the applicant has a PhD.

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification within the subject of the position (Food hygiene)
  • Documented knowledge in the field of food corresponding to a degree in food
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Very good knowledge and practical experience of basic microbiological methods, such as cultivation and isolation of bacteria.
  • Documented experience of Next Generation Sequencing and associated bioinformatic data analysis.
  • Documented experience of cultivation experiments in the field
  • Driving license category B

Additional requirements:

  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish as contact with authorities occurs within the project
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Good ability to write scientific literature
  • Experience in hydroponic cultivation

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will be given to drive, independence and good collaborative and communication skills, both within the project group and towards external partners. Great emphasis will also be placed on how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the scientific work and the research group in which the applicant will work within.

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

Further information

The position is a fixed term position for 230701 - 240430 at 100 percent of full time.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”  

Welcome to apply!


Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/1727
  • Camilla Stellgren, +46462229616
  • Åsa Håkansson, +46462224889
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 16.May.2023
Last application date 30.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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