Postdoctoral Fellow in Design of Chemical Reagents

Stockholm University


October 12, 2022


atthe Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 30 Septe mber 2022.

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences with about 160 employees. The teaching focuses on analytical chemistry and sustainable chemistry. The main research areas are developing and understanding synthesis, process and production, as well as the use of structural and functional materials with applications in energy, environment and health.

Project description The position will be associated with the project “Design of chemical reagents for fast and sensitive detection of pesticides in water and food” funded by Stockholm University Centre for Circular and Sustainable Systems (SUCCeSS) and is carried out collaboratively between Department of materials and Environmental Chemistry and Department of Organic Chemistry.

Main responsibilities The position involves research on the in-silico design of reagents for the derivatization of glyphosate. A successful candidate will be setting up the in-silico design algorithms in collaboration with the research group of Assoc. Prof. Kruve.

The position also involves evaluation of the in-silico generated structures followed by the synthesis of the most promising candidates. The synthesized compounds will be evaluated for their sensitivity in LC/ESI/MS analysis and compared with commercial reagents. Active participation in SUCCeSS network is expected.

Qualification requirements Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in organic synthesis, and some experiences in programing and/or mass spectrometric analysis.

Terms of employment The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2022-11-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact Further information about the position can be obtained from the Assoc. Professor Anneli Kruve,

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Application Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
  • and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing: – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement – why and how you wish to complete the project – what makes you suitable for the project in question

  • Copy of PhD diploma

  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
  • The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

    You are welcome to apply!

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