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Call for applications - Industrial Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in the Field of Aquatic Ecosystems


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Carex of Sweden AB in collaboration with Lund University, Sweden, invites applications for the following vacancy in the third-cycle studies: Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of aquatic ecosystems. He/she will work under the supervision of Prof. Miklas Scholz at the Division of Water Resources Engineering (TVRL), Department of Building and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Lund, but will be employed by Carex of Sweden situated in Kungsäter, Varberg Municipality. The company in agreement with Lund University offers the doctoral student the opportunity to conduct third-cycle education while working on the implementation of innovative biological solutions in the field of decentralized systems for wastewater treatment and water reuse. The assistant supervisor will be Dr Stanislaw Lazarek, Carex of Sweden.


We offer

  • Personal work space at Lund University, Carex of Sweden and collaborating partners.
  • Research opportunity in a dynamic, innovative and multi-cultural environment.
  • Work experience and hands-on field work at newly installed decentralized biological treatment facilities close to Lund.
  • Immediate participation at EU-funded international implementation projects.


Your Role

The doctoral student will contribute to the day-to-day business activities of the company. The student’s education shall result in a thesis (i.e. narrative plus journal papers), which is to be presented at Lund University and subsequently published. The publication of research results will be in form of articles, presentations at symposia and other public releases. Publications will comply with best international practice for publication of research results. The education, academic supervision, examination and thesis defence will take place at Lund University.



A Master’s degree and/or diploma in the fields of water and environmental management/science/engineering with some experience in aquatic ecosystems and aquatic microbiology is essential. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and tools is desirable. Familiarity with international field projects would be an advantage. Interests in circular economy, wetlands and interactions in the microbial food-webs are welcome. Good written English language skills are essential. A clean driving licence would help with fieldwork activities.


We look for a self-motivated research and development partner, who is a challenger in interdisciplinary innovative solutions in circular economy for water, as related to sanitation and food security. Candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if available)
  • Copies of academic certificates


Please send your application online by 25th November 2018 to:
Prof. Miklas Scholz, who is also available for informal enquiries over the phone ((+46)0703435270) or Skype (miklas.scholz1).

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