At the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business, we conduct research and education in business administration, industrial engineering and management, resource recovery, and building technology, as well as within the textile field: design, management, and technology.
The Faculty’s departments are the Department of Business Administration and Textile Management, the Department of Engineering, the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology, the Department of Textile Technology, and the Department of Design. There is also a department for the Textiles Labs. The Swedish School of Textiles and the Centre for Sustainable Society Development are other important parts of the Faculty. The Faculty is also the home to two doctoral education programmes: Resource Recovery and Textiles and Fashion.
About the research project
The research group Combustion and Thermal Processes has been conducting research on material recovery from ash for several years. More recently, the focus has been on biochar, mainly from sewage sludge, and how value can be added to the biochar to upgrade it into a good fertilizer, soil amendment, filter material, or carbon source for various applications such as lithium-ion batteries. We are now looking for a doctoral student in resource recovery with a specialisation in biochar production through pyrolysis and co-pyrolysis and value enhancement of the biochar, for example by doping with nitrogen or activation, to strengthen this area.
Visit our website for more information on the Combustion and Thermal Processes research group.
Own doctoral education within the abovementioned research project. In addition to doctoral studies, teaching in the relevant field or other departmental duties can constitute up to 20 % of full-time. The total length of time for the doctoral studies is then extended to a corresponding degree.
Read about life as a doctoral student at the University of Borås.
Employment takes place under the condition that the applicant fulfils the requirements and is accepted as a doctoral student. Admission takes place via the Research Education Committee for Resource Recovery.
In order to be admitted to the doctoral education programme in Resource Recovery, the student must have a degree at the Master’s level with sufficient connection to the doctoral subject of Resource Recovery as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent. The applicant should have a documented knowledge of thermodynamics, organic and inorganic chemistry, and thermal processes. Furthermore, applicants should be able to communicate well in written and spoken English.
The position requires someone with good collaboration and initiative-taking qualities, an ability to work independently and in a structured way, as well as the ability to prioritise among different work tasks.
Experience in laboratory work is a merit for this position.
Information about the position can be provided by Assistant Head of Department Ilona Sárvári Horváth via phone at +46 (0)33 435 46 84 or via email at email@example.com. Questions about the research project can be answered by Associate Professor Anita Pettersson by phone at +46 (0)33-435 5982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The trade union representative is Matilda Johansson, Saco-S. She can be reached via the university's switchboard, at +46 (0)33-435 40 00.
Type of employment: Doctoral studentship employment is conducted in accordance with the regulations outlined in Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
Employment rate: 100%
Start date: No earlier than 1 October 2023
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Registration number: PA2023/104
You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.” For more information on how to apply, see the website How to apply for a job with us.
Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number. A complete application should include the following electronic documents:
For information on how to meet the specific eligibility requirement in English, visit the webpage English language requirements (external link).
After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.
Please submit your application at the latest by 16 June 2023 (CET, Central European Time).