Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för teknikvetenskaper

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 position is at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Department of Engineering Sciences, The Ångström Laboratory.

Project description and work duties: The Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials has several years of experience from developing organic electrode materials for energy storage. During the past two years there have been significant advances made in collaboration with industrial partners for batteries composed of cellulose and conducting polymers. Additionally, there has been progress within catalytic reactions involving molecules from the residue stream from the paper industry.

We intend to start a new project in the field of green chemistry for production of monomers from renewable materials. These monomers form the basis for a highly attractive conducting polymer, which has several commercial applications and is annually included in over 1000 scientific peer reviewed articles particularly focussing on energy storage.

Today the production of the monomers relies on crude oil sources, but a shift towards processes utilizing abundant and renewable material is coveted.

The work tasks include organic synthesis and characterisation of small molecules, as well as operation and handling of equipment for a flow reactor. We are looking for a dexterous organic chemist with practical skills to develop continuous flow processes for production of molecules from lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks.

Qualification requirements: To qualify for an employment on a post-doctoral position the applicant must hold a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended on circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in trade unions, etc.

PhD in organic chemistry, or corresponding degree within related research field. The applicant needs to master techniques like LC-MS, GC-MS, NMR and methods for separation and isolation of small molecules.

A background within synthesis and characterisation, as well as experience from flow chemistry and catalysis is an advantage.

We expect the candidate to be proficient in oral and written English in order to interact and communicate effectively with all employees as well as to publish internationally. Excellent pedagogic and collaborative skills are required.

Personal qualities, such as the ability to manage and run scientific projects and to simultaneously interact with other researchers are very important. The applicant needs to be determined, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

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.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible. 

Type of position: Temporary position (100 %) for two years.

For further information about the position please contact professor Maria Strömme, maria.stromme@angstrom.uu.se

Please submit your application by 31 January 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4346.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/4346
Union representative
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
Published 14.Dec.2018
Last application date 31.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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