Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för kemi - Ångström

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Chemistry - Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 200 employees and has a turnover of 200 million SEK. At the department's six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering and civil engineering programs and master's programs.

The Synthetic Molecular Chemistry program is part of the Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, within the Chemistry section at Uppsala University.

The group is situated in a modern building at the Ångström Laboratory. The research at the Department spans from materials chemistry to physical chemistry, and from biochemistry to molecular biology. Strong cross-disciplinary collaborations are characteristic for the Department.

Project description
The projects deal with the preparation of luminescent lanthanide complexes and bimodal imaging agents. The project has organic and coordination chemistry aspects; the systems will be characterized using traditional organic as well as electrochemical, photochemical and spectroscopic methods. The complexes will also undergo biological testing. The project will in part be conducted in collaboration with partners at Stockholm University. Representative recent publications are: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 5756 and Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 1787.

Work duties
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A suitable background is a Master of Science (MSc) degree (or Swedish “Magister” or “Civilingenjör”) in Chemistry, with solid experience in synthetic molecular inorganic and/or organic chemistry, organometallic and coordination chemistry, and an interest in physical chemistry and/or biochemistry. The ability of the PhD student to be innovative and not afraid to go outside the traditional discipline boundaries is appreciated. Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Additional requirements
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment
The rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the University's rules and guidelines.

Application procedure
The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published article or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).

Starting: 2019-02-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for four years

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position, please contact
Docent Eszter Borbas, Phone: + 46 (0)18 471 7340, e-mail eszter.borbas@kemi.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-01-19, UFV-PA 2018/4528

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/4528
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 13.Dec.2018
Last application date 19.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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