This postdoc position will offer you the possibility to use your existing
skills in materials research and apply them to develop novel separation
membranes for dialysis in wearable devices. Your responsibility will be to
develop highly selective separation membranes with proteins embedded. The work
will be performed in a dedicated team of experienced researchers with
complementary backgrounds and in direct collaboration with the start-up
company Aquammodate AB. If you are a creative and curious person wanting to
take part in the future development of dialysis devices using bio-mimicry,
this is the position for you.
Information about the division and the project In this Postdoc position, you will join the activities at theDivision of
Applied Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The
division has an applied focus with emphasis on the development of new
In this project, you will work on developing a new type of separation membrane
for kidney dialysis applications (resembling reverse osmosis membranes). The
main focus will be to set-up the production of highly selective separation
membranes and to investigate the use of alternative synthesis methods and
monomers to optimize membrane characteristics and protein incorporation. A
pilot-scale production unit for synthesis of membrane proteins will be
developed in another postdoc project running in parallel in order to apply the
proteins in the dialysis application. You will develop the membrane formation
and testing procedures and take part in the protein stabilization activities.
During your postdoc, you will communicate the results from your project by
publishing articles in relevant peer-reviewed international scientific
journals and by participating in national and international meetings and
conferences. Within the daily work as a postdoc, our ambition is that you find
variation and interact with not only other postdoctoral fellows, but also
undergraduate students, PhD students, senior researchers and professors.
Your major responsibilities are to pursue the research project and to set-up
membrane production. The position will be dedicated towards scientific
research, yet in an entrepreneurial setting with direct applications in mind.
You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the
results of your research verbally and in writing in English.
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree
awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according
to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).
One of the most important qualification is your desire to devotedly use your
skills in membrane formation to set up a pilot-scale production unit. You have
a PhD in polymer chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering,
biochemistry, or equivalent. You appreciate to work experimentally, but also
with theoretical tools. Previous experience working with membrane formation
and characterization is necessary.
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.
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The application should be marked with Ref 20220439 and written in English.
The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as
below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does
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CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number)
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family
name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you: • Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results • Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
Application deadline: 2022-09-30
For questions, please contact:
Professor Martin Andersson, Applied Chemistry,
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