Doctoral Student in Applied Microbiology, Lund University, Sweden

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Doctoral Student in Applied Microbiology: Lund University is seeking a talented and motivated doctoral student to join the Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Chemistry (LTH). This position is focused on applied microbiology with a specialisation in metabolic modelling, providing excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within an interdisciplinary academic environment.

Doctoral Student in Applied Microbiology with Specialisation in Metabolic Modelling


Doctoral Student

Research Area

Applied Microbiology with Specialisation in Metabolic Modelling


Lund, Skåne län, Sweden


General Admission Requirements

  • Awarded a second-cycle qualification.
  • Completed courses of at least 240 credits, with at least 60 credits obtained in the second cycle.
  • Alternatively, equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

Specific Admission Requirements

  • At least 30 credits in bioscience, with at least 15 credits at the second-cycle level and a specialised project of at least 15 second-cycle credits in bioscience, OR
  • An MSc in Engineering, another Master’s degree, or a comparable degree including applied bioscience.

Additional Requirements

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment Criteria

  • Academic results from the first and second cycles.
  • Relevant knowledge and skills for the thesis project and applied microbiology.
  • Ability to work independently and solve research problems.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Any other relevant experience, such as professional or practical experience with R, Python, Matlab, bioinformatics, metabolic modelling, or metabolic engineering.
  • Good collaborative skills, drive, and independence.

Job Description

  • Conduct research work focused on yeast genome-scale metabolic modelling (GEM) for designing and optimizing the production of natural products.
  • Develop a computational method to enhance the annotation of metabolic functions from genomics data and use it to screen for microbial genomes with biosynthetic pathways for target products.
  • Develop a new yeast GEM based on previous models to design and test the effects of gene edits, knockouts, over-expression, or the introduction of heterologous genes.
  • Collaborate with researchers within and outside the department at Lund University and other universities and research institutes.
  • Participate in teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20% of the time).

Terms of Employment

  • Full-time studies for four years.
  • Fixed-term employment of up to five years (including 20% departmental duties).


  • Generous annual leave.
  • An advantageous occupational pension scheme.

How to Apply

Applications should be written in English and include:

  • A cover letter detailing your interest in the position and how the research project aligns with your interests and educational background.
  • A CV.
  • Degree certificate or equivalent.
  • Additional documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Contact Information

Last Date to Apply

26 July 2024, 11:59 PM CEST

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Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We view gender equality and diversity as strengths and assets.



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