School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Job description

At the division of resource recovery at the department of chemical engineering we conduct research within a number of projects with the common objective to develop sustainable recycling processes for separation and recovery of valuable and critical metals from various waste streams. Developing novel, efficient and green recycling processes is of crucial importance in the transition to a circular economy. We are looking for a person to work in a project focusing on developing knowledge to design a novel hydrometallurgical process based on controlled crystallization of metal salts. The work includes the design and experimental study of simple model systems as well as more applied studies. The applicant should have extensive experience in laboratory work and is expected to be able to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues at KTH and other universities.

This position is a full-time position for one year. Start date is open for discussion, but we would like to see the position filled as soon as possible.

What we offer

  • A fully founded position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or hydrometallurgy. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.

Preferred qualifications

We are looking for motivated individuals who can contribute with their own ideas and who can work both independently and as part of a group. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in a relevant subject area, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume)
  • Expertise in chemical engineering or hydrometallurgy, and/or crystallization and precipitation.
  • Strong academic credentials and scientific proficiency documented in publications.
  • Curiosity, drive and ability to maintain a well-organized work environment.
  • Strong laboratory/instrumental skills
  • An analytical approach
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Teaching abilities
  • Teamwork
  • Independence
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality

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About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 12 months, with access according to agreement.

Other information

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2023-0474
  • Kerstin Forsberg,
Published 14.Mar.2023
Last application date 03.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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