Postdoctoral researcher in organic chemistry
Sort on published: 2017-12-04
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We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in organic chemistry, temporary position for two years.
This postdoctoral project, funded by the Research Council FORMAS, aims at the development of halogen bond based halogen transfer reagents. The specific task of the postdoctoral researcher will be the synthesis of polymer attached halogen bond complexes, their structural and kinetic investigation and the optimization of reaction conditions for halonium transfer reactions. Being part of a multidisciplinary group the postdoctoral researcher will be involved into discussions within a broad range of fields including medicinal chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, structural biology, and organic chemistry.
Qualifications: To be eligible to apply you must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, or an exam which is judged comparable to a Swedish Ph.D. in organic chemistry that was completed within three years of the application deadline. If you received your PhD earlier but special circumstances, prolonged periods of illness, parental leave, military service, union duties and others of similar character, exist you are also eligible to apply.
We seek a talented and open-minded candidate, who is eager to learn and has a genuine scientific interest. Extensive knowledge in and practical experience with organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, synthesis and halogen bonding is mandatory. Documented experience with polymer assembly via noncovalent interactions, NMR spectroscopy, and characterization of nanostructures are strong merits for this employment.
We emphasize the importance of personal suitability for this position. You need to be strongly motivated to carry out the work in the project and contribute by coming up with new creative ideas. This project requires that you are able to work independently and that you have excellent collaborative skills, as the project will occasionally require that you are able to cooperate with scientists from other universities. You also need to be proficient in oral and written English in order to be able to interact and communicate efficiently with collaborators, and publish internationally. It is important for us to keep our lab and instruments clean and organized, as a postdoctoral researcher in the group you need to be able to be a role model in that sense. You must be very organized and systematic in your work. As an experienced researcher you will be expected to co-supervise the work of younger scientists and thus you need to have the skills necessary to support young scientists and to actively contribute to a pleasant and productive work environment.
In this recruitment the university will only consider candidates who, after an overall assessment, show the top qualifications and personal characteristics to perform and develop the project tasks and contribute to a positive development of the group and its activities. Personal circumstances (for example parental leave) that are important for the validation of merits should also be described in the application.
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Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 01-01-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary position for two years.
For further information about the position please contact
Mate Erdelyi (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, +46729999166).
Please submit your application no later than 18-12-2017, UFV-PA 2017/4276.
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - BMC
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4276
Last application date: 2017-12-18