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Research Engineer

  • Yrkesroll

    Civilingenjör, bygg

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    6 maj

  • Sök jobbet senast

    4 juni

Om jobbet

Mälardalen University (MDU) is the youngest university in Sweden. In line with our vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where we shape a sustainable future together, we wish to make a difference.

Do you want to be involved and contribute to our development?

Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

At the school of Business, Society and Engineering, our students study for, among other things, university and civil engineers, political scientists and economists. With us, the research focuses are industrial economics and organization and the energy of the future. Our work takes place in collaboration and in strategic agreements with companies, organizations and authorities in the region.Employment information
Employment: Permanent employment with possible probationary period
Scope: Full time
Number of positions: 1 
Closing date for application: 2024-06-03
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Business, Society and Engineering, (EST)

Position description

We are seeking an individual with diverse expertise to join our research environment at Future Energy. As an individual, we expect you to be engaged and contribute to our fields of civil, energy, and environmental engineering, all with a focus on sustainable development. Our research challenges aim to integrate and combine energy, food, and water challenges, and how we connect processes in sustainable circular systems, such as nutrient recovery in wastewater.

 This position is ideal for someone with a blend of technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and a strong commitment to advancing sustainability, innovation, and safety in laboratory environments within an academic context.

 Your initial responsibilities will include:

- Assisting in the operation of vertical urban farming: monitoring plant growth, nutrient management, environmental conditions, and diagnosing and solving system and component problems, both of simpler and more complex nature.

- Assisting in the operation and maintenance of our laboratories, which currently include research activities in building, energy, and several environmental engineering.

- Working on and developing work and routines related to work environment, safety, and risk analyzes in our laboratories together with department heads and researchers.

- Analytical instrumentation: Assisting in the maintenance of a wide range of analytical instruments in our various laboratories (ICP-OES, HPLC, FIA, GC/MS, NIR, FT-IR).

Qualification requirements

We are looking for candidates with a bachelor's or master's degree in mechatronics engineering, mechanical engineering, process engineering, or equivalent competence that provides necessary scientific understanding and technical skills for this role.

To succeed in the role, we assess that you have good knowledge and experience in setting up and conducting measurements with associated data collection for various types of laboratory and experimental setups.

We are looking for candidates with at least 3 years of relevant experience in a laboratory environment, with specific experience in the operation and maintenance of various analytical instruments. Furthermore, we see that you have very good knowledge of Swedish and English in both speech and writing.

To succeed in the role, you need to have knowledge of several analytical and spectroscopic instruments and the ability to troubleshoot and maintain these instruments for optimal functionality. You also need knowledge and experience in managing vertical farming systems, including monitoring and optimizing environmental conditions and nutrient management systems.


For this position, it is meritorious if you, as an applicant, have education or certification in various types of instruments (such as ICP-OES, HPLC, FIA, GC/MS, NIR, FT-IR) regarding operation and safety issues.

Furthermore, it is meritorious if you have previous experience with experiments in vertical farming and related innovation and research projects. We also prefer applicants who have knowledge of various measurement techniques and sensors, and how they are used in practice.

Personal abilities

In an overall assessment of suitability, emphasis is also placed on personal abilities. All employees at MDU are expected to cooperate and treat colleagues and students with respect, take responsibility for the organisation and their own work duties and contribute to a positive work environment.

Success factors for the role of research engineer include a respectful attitude towards colleagues and students and a commitment to creating a positive work environment. As a person, you are adaptable, proactive, and capable of solving simple and complex problems with the goal of promoting sustainability and learning new technological advances. Furthermore, we see that you have good communication skills and are structured with the ability to deliver tasks on time.

Other qualities we are looking for are the ability to learn new things and develop in your professional role as new development and research projects start. Success factors for the role include flexibility and a willingness to engage in new technologies and methods.

We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.


Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Union representatives:


Susanne Meijer ST-OFR/S, tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.



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