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Partners & Funds

Strategiska Innovationsprogrammet BioInnovation: Call for research proposals, VINNOVA

Marie Curie grants: Mobility for Growth, VINNOVA


Sök medel för forskningssamarbete med Sydkorea, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research




New report on Sweden's participation in EU FP7 research funding programme: 'Sveriges deltagande i sjunde ramprogrammet för forskning och teknisk utveckling (FP7) - Lägesrapport 2007 - 2012', VINNOVA

Swedish Energy Agency research funding programme announced for 2013-2016: 'Nydanande och behovsmotiverad FoU med energirelevans 2013-2016'

Aarhus University will be setting up a Programme for Biorefining, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, AArhus University

Open Positions
Professor in Biochemistry at Aalto University Print E-mail
Written by Communications at Aalto University   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 14:46

This position is not included in Bio4Energy. However, Aalto University of Finland is a Bio4Energy collaboration partner and some of the Bio4Energy are or have been working part time there.

Aalto-Chem-Tech logoAalto University School of Chemical Technology invites applications for a tenure track position in Biochemistry.

The position can be filled on any level of the Aalto University Tenure Track System (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor).

Job description

The post is located at the Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology. The core competence of the department combines industrial biotechnology with chemical technology and engineering. Research and teaching of the department is committed to sustainable and efficient refining and use of natural resources. The new professorship strengthens the competence of Aalto University in the emerging field of the bio-economy. For more information about the department, please go to:


The applicants are expected to have an outstanding record of research and teaching in biochemistry and applications thereof comprising of e.g. properties and functions of biological molecules as well as functions of biological systems and networks. Experiences in biotechnology education and technology development are considered to be a merit.

Postdoc Researcher in Modelling, Genetic Analysis of Wood Dynamic Traits Print E-mail
Written by UPSC staff/Editing by A.S.   
Monday, 08 December 2014 18:16

upsc logo ftg transpbgPostdoctoral research position at the Umeå Plant Science Centre, a research excellence centre shared by Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The position will be affiliated with the SLU Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology and make an important contribution to Bio4Energy.

Modelling and genetic analysis of juvenile to mature transition for micro-fibril angle (MFA) in Norway spruce innventia logo cl(Picea abies): A prerequisite to performing association mapping of MFA

Norway spruce is the most important Swedish commercial tree species and provides the majority of the annual forest production and export from Sweden. Research to accelerate the breeding cycle and increasing genetic gain should be prioritised. Therefore, the aim of the study is to develop mathematical models to accurately estimate biologically meaningful parameters describing micro-fibril angle juvenile-mature transition (MFAj-m) in Norway Spruce. Analysing this type of functional data analysis will allow, in a second step, for an accurate estimation of parameters for performing an association mapping analysis. Unraveling the genetics behind wood slu logo rgb webjuvenile-mature transition and MFA will be of great value when it comes to reducing the rotation age of the trees, while avoiding undesirable effects from high micro-fibril angle typical of young trees.


The project will consist of three major sequential steps:

  1. Mathematical modeling of the genetically controlled part of the radial/time variation of MFA and, based on this, parameterisation of the MFAj-m;
  2. Estimating the size of genetic variation, heritability, and breeding values for MFAj-m in the sampled population, and;
  3. Association mapping (AM) to identify the genes underlying MFAj-m.Bio4energy cmyk


Highly motivated candidates with experience in the modelling of dynamic traits and statistical analyses, quantitative and population genetics or forest genetics are encouraged to apply. To qualify for the position, you should have a PhD degree in subjects relevant for the position, such as one in Biology or Statistics. The PhD degree should not be more than three years' old. Good communication and writing skills in the English language are required to succeed in this role.

SP Technical Institute of Sweden Seeks Reserachers in Chemistry, Materials Print E-mail
Written by SP staff, editing by A.S.   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 16:29

Bio4Energy counts several researchers based at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. Here we publish a call for applications by the SP mother organisation.

The SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden conducts the widest range of SP Science-Partner
research of any institute in Sweden. The Group employs 1,300 people who develop and provide technologies for more than 10,000 customers. Would you like to join the SP? Register your CV in its "speculative application" database. 

The SP's work spans most areas of technology–from food to fire technology. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to work independently, while having access to a vast network of international contacts. You will also be able to develop research ideas. The SP acts as a bridge between academic and industrial research.

SP Group expanding

The SP will be seeking new employees over the next few years. It will be looking for creative engineers, chemists and biologists, whether just starting out or greatly experienced. People with a broader profile for the SP's interdisciplinary projects and activities, for example within architecture and social sciences, are also encouraged to submit their CV.

Register your CV

Register your CV in our speculative application database by clicking on the "Apply Now" ("Sök tjänsten") button on this page.

The SP Group consists of the parent company SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and subsidiaries SP Process Development, SP Processum, AstaZero, CBI Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, SIK – the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, SMP Swedish Machinery Testing Institute, Glafo, the Glass Research Institute, JTI – Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering.