Researcher in Sustainable Chemistry (temporary employment)

Stockholm University


December 16, 2021


atthe Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 16 December 2021.

Stockholm University is one of the world's leading education institutes. Here more than 30,000 students and 5,700 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) with its 160 employees is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Stockholm University.

The research and education areas includes analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic and structural chemistry and materials chemistry, the latter is one of the leading research areas of Stockholm University. MMK is a leading institution in materials synthesis and processing, structural characterization and materials applications. Important characterization methods at the department today are X-ray, electron and neutron scattering, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and various spectroscopic methods.

Project description This is a one-year position in development of chemical methods for depolymerization of lignin. The research involves electrochemistry and synthesis of bio-based materials.

Main responsibilities The position involves electrochemistry and structural characterization nanoscopic materials. This will include advanced characterization methods.

Qualification requirements Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The selection is based primarily on scientific excellence and experience in the relevant fields.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary group and should therefore be a good team player with experience to supervise students. Applicants must have strong communication skills with excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken.

Terms of employment The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of one year. Start date 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 Head of the Department, Professor Gunnar Svensson, telephone: +46 8 16 45 05,, and Assistant Professor Adam Slabon,

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!

    Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

    Closing date: 16/12/2021

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