Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's
top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than
8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts
to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
Research within the area of Theoretical Chemistry entails the development of
and/or application of Quantum Chemical or Statistical-Mechanical systems, and
processes. These methods are utilised to interpret and illuminate observations
and issues, mainly within the fields of Surface Chemistry, Polymer Science,
Biochemistry, Material Science, Intermolecular Interactions, Electrochemistry
and Spectroscopy. In this particular project, there is an emphasis on
development and use of Statistical-Mechanical methods. (details are provided
Studies of phase transitions, phase equilibria, surface forces, and
electrochemical properties, for various model systems, with an emphasis on
ionic liquids, salt solutions and polymeric fluids. The work includes
development of simulation methods and classical ( Statistical-Mechanical
) Density Functional Theory, as well as numerical implementation of these,
using single-handedly written computer codes. The research is mainly
theoretical, but may possibly include a minor part of experimental work.
Progress is reported at conferences, and as research articles, in scientific
journals. The project will probably involve collaborations with other
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 will also/can also include teaching and other
departmental duties (no more than 20%).
General 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.
Specific admission requirements
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies
in Theoretical Chemistry if he or she has completed courses comprising
at least 120 credits Chemistry, out of which at least 30 credits were
awarded as an exam project at an advanced level
at least 60 credits Physics and 60 credits Mathematics
The specific requirements can also be obtained via other educations, resulting
in a corresponding competence. This will be assessed on an individual basis.
Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student's potential to
profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the
basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention
is paid to the following:
Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle
research problems. Written and oral communication skills. Other experience
relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.
Additional assessment criteria
Documented experience within the following fields are considered as strong
programming, preferably programming for scientific calculations,
utilisation of Statistical-Mechanical theory, including suitable
applications of mathematical tools on theoretical model systems.
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
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral
studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4
years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5
years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are
regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.
Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating
the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the
research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The
application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and
other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact
information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).
Earliest possible start date: 2022-05-01, but later start dates are also
The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology,
Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental
Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the
northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD
students and 700 employees.
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2022-05-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2022/166
Jan Forsman, 46 46 2220381
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 18.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET
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