Researcher in Environmental Science

Linnaeus University
Kalmar, Sweden
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The Department of Biology and Environmental Science is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as disease ecology.

Work description

The Environmental Science and Engineering Group (ESEG) is an active researching group is leading and working with many European and local projects concerning wastewater and waste treatment and recycling/recovery of valuables. For the recycling/reusing of these valuables as secondary resources there is a need to develop extraction and recovery methods from these polluted media.

The candidate will focus on the extraction and recovery of trace elements such as Pb, Cd, Zn, As etc. from wastes (sediments, glass, soil and wastewater) by using different chemical methods such us reduction-melting and biological methods such as phytoremediation. The position is also including the investigation of extraction of different trace elements using chemical methods such as the extraction by chelating agents.

The candidate will be involved in multi-disciplinary research, environmental science, chemistry, statistics, computational modelling (stochastic and mathematical) and landfill mining approach. The candidate is also expected to carry out research in the field in collaboration with other research groups nationally and internationally. The working tasks also include participation in two EU-projects on water, energy saving activities and remediation. They are called BAPR, Baltic Phytoremediation and BSAM, Baltic Smart Asset Management.



  • PhD in Environmental Science or chemical engineering, or equivalent.

Specific requirements refer to have:

  • experience with trade and industry in the subject,
  • project and field work experience,
  • documented experience of research in environmental science and technology,
  • publication record in the field of extraction of trace elements from different media such us waste glass and fine fractions of wastes,
  • documented capacity for teamwork and flexibility,
  • very good knowledge in English and Swedish.


  • a background in environmental engineering and chemical engineering,
  • long experience in stochastic and mathematical modeling and knowledge in programs such as Matlab, Mathcad or others.

Terms of employment

Employment and scope: 100 %, permanent employment.  The employment is scheduled to start as soon as possible. We apply a six-month trial period.

Placement city: Kalmar, Sweden.

More information can be provided by:

Professor William Hogland ( +46-(0)480-446721.

Head of department Per-Eric Betzholtz (, +46-(0)480-446238.

Questions concerning the appointment are answered by human resources consultant Stiina Salmgren (, +46-(0)480-446406.

Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772-288000.

Welcome to send in your application by the 13th of October at the latest.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.