Postdoc position in marine resources valorization

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Deadline: 08 Dec 2024

This position at Chalmers offers an exciting opportunity to advance research in marine resource valorization, with a specific focus on glycomics. The dynamic, interdisciplinary environment fosters innovation and international collaboration, while comprehensive support for career development ensures a trajectory of professional growth. This role promises to be both challenging and rewarding, making it an ideal opportunity for candidates passionate about marine biotechnology and sustainable resource utilization.

Information about the division and the department
At the division of Industrial Biotechnology in the group of Assistant Prof. Amparo Jiménez Quero, you will be working with a multidisciplinary and multicultural set of researchers with a broad background in biomass utilization, from enzymatic degradation to molecular characterization of biomass polymers and further material formulation. IndBio division is very well equipped with infrastructure related to the project goals but internal collaborations with other divisions at Chalmers will provide any neccesary facilities.

Major responsibilities
The project aims to harness the vast potential of underutilized marine resources, particularly focusing on by-products from algae and fish markets. At the Division of Industrial Biotechnology, under the guidance of Assistant Prof. Amparo Jiménez Quero, you will work with a diverse group of researchers specializing in various aspects of biomass utilization. This includes expertise in enzymatic degradation, molecular characterization of biomass polymers, and material formulation. The IndBio division boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure aligned with the project's objectives, and collaborations with other divisions at Chalmers will ensure access to all necessary facilities for comprehensive research and innovation.

The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Biotechnology, Food Chemistry or similar. The candidate must have experience and high developed skills in biomass valorization, characterization and application, and experience in performing deep glycomic analysis is adventageous. Laboratory experience in biomass transformation in high value compounds for food or cosmetic applications is meritorious but most importantly a good track record of experience in multidisciplinary work. Good communication in English verbal and written is required.

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). Exceptions from the 3-year limit can be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave, sick leave or military service*.

* The date shown in your doctoral degree certificate is the date we use, as this is the date you have met all requirements for the doctoral degree.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with 20240364 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 not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• 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

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-08-12

For questions, please contact:
Assistant Professor Amparo Jimenez-Quero,
[email protected]

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture. With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world. Through global commitment and entrepreneurship, we foster an innovative spirit, in close collaboration with wider society.
Chalmers was founded in 1829 and has the same motto today as it did then: Avancez – forward.

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