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PhD position in the field of Regenerated fibres

Are you a recent graduate MSc in Chemical Engineering, Fibre Technology, Materials Science or similar and want to continue in the research area of "regenerated cellulose fibres"? Are you curious about and want to contribute to incorporating circularity into the textile industry? Do you want to participate in an exciting project where academia, research institutes and industry collaborate? Then you might be the doctoral student that we are looking for!

About us
MoRe Research and Mid Sweden University collaborate with the industry in a new research project, "Regenerated cellulose fibres", funded by Kempe Foundation. The doctoral student will be employee by and located at MoRe Research's facilities, Örnsköldsvik (part of RISE) and will be enrolled at Mid Sweden University (MIUN).

The research group in Surface and Colloidal Engineering at Mid Sweden University works with biopolymers, and especially cellulose science and technology. Our expertise ranges from fundamental physical chemistry to applied biomaterials chemistry and physics. The project will be associated to FORIC - Forest as a Resource Industrial Research College, at Mid Sweden University.

MoRe Research is a subsidiary (approximately 50 employees) of RISE AB and works with forest industry research and development. One group focuses on material development, including regenerated fibres, composite materials, low-density materials, and hot-pressed materials. Our focus is application-based research with forest raw materials as a starting point. Our expertise lies in materials such as fibre and cellulose chemistry and its interactions and process technology with applications from lab scale to pilot scale.

Project focus
The project aims to increase knowledge on regenerated fibres made of 100% textile waste pulp and a blend of textile waste and fresh bleach pulp. This is to be achieved by analysing the influence of the pulp's chemical and physical properties on the processability and quality of regenerated fibres.

Terms of employment
Employment as a doctoral student (licentiate) at MoRe Research. The work will be carried out mainly at MoRe Research in Örnsköldsvik with supervision from both MoRe Research and Mid Sweden University. The project is licentiate work (2 years of full-time work), with the possibility of a two-year extension for a doctor's degree.

Desired start date: 1st of August, 2022

The position as a doctoral student
In the current position as a doctoral student (licentiate), you will carry out experimental research that is combined with analysis work, work with scientific publications, and doctoral student courses.

Are you the one we are looking for?
We are looking for you who have a degree in MSc in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Science, Fibre Technology, Materials Science or similar.

The following are qualifying in the selection:

  • Master of Science / MSc in Chemical Engineering, Fibre Technology, Materials Science or similar prior knowledge that qualifies for postgraduate education.
  • Accustomed to working in a laboratory environment.
  • Good knowledge of the English language - both speech and writing.
  • Research experience (e.g., master thesis)

The following are meritorious:

  • Practical experience in cellulose functionalization/ cellulose derivatives
  • Experience in analytical methods such as FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, and XPS
  • Experience in data handling and statistics
  • Ability to conduct independent work

As a person, we see that you are curious, motivated to the research assignment, and goal-oriented. You must have the experience and possess teamwork abilities as the position involves collaboration with other researchers and other skills.

Are we right for each other?
At RISE, we like diversification, and we are convinced that diversity contributes to an innovative environment where we together challenge boundaries and develop new knowledge and skills for the future. We do not promise you an easy job, but we can promise an exciting journey where we, together with committed and competent colleagues, contribute to a sustainable future and to securing an edge in global competition. Do you want to join the journey?

Welcome with you application!
The application must be received via our e-recruitment system Varbi no later than 6th of June, 2022. Your application must contain a personal letter with justification for why you are applying for the job, a CV, and copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies (translation to English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in the mentioned languages). 

Do you have any questions about the service or want to know more? Please contact Diana Reyes Forsberg at MoRe Research +46 70 273 22 34, or Magnus Norgren at MIUN +46 (0)10-1428877.

Current union representatives:
Jessica Sjöstedt for Swedish Engineers, +46 702 439 998
Madelene Nordquist for the Union, +46 730 658 687

We kindly ask external recruitment companies and salespeople not to contact us as we are governed by the Swedish Procurement Act.

Doctoral student, Regenerated cellulose, Viscose, Cellulose II, MoRe Research, RISE, MIUN

About the position



Contract type

Temporary position

Job type

Research - e.g. Researchers/Postdoctors/PhD students

Contact person

Diana Carolina Reyes Forsberg

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