Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science focusing on high-resolution mass spectrometry

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 04 Sep 2023

Ref. No. SU FV-0587-23

at the Department of Environmental Science . Closing date: 9 April 2023.

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. The department consists of four units with more than 190 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. Research and teaching focuses on chemical contaminants, (eco)toxicology, atmospheric science and biogeochemistry. As an employee at the Department of Environmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment working in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

Project description
We seek to appoint a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in high-resolution mass spectrometry analysis. The position will be associated with an EU-funded research project (RE-MEND) that will pursue an interdisciplinary path towards better strategies to protect vulnerable individuals from mental illness. Comprehensive nontargeted mass spectrometry based adductomics, and other -omics in collaboration, will be applied on selected samples from large cohorts to improve the molecular and environmental understanding of mental illness, and to discover new biomarkers that can contribute in predicting susceptibility and resilience.

Main responsibilities
You will be responsible for the high-resolution mass spectrometry analysis of DNA adducts and protein adducts. This includes performing HRMS/MS experiments on LC-Orbitrap and associated data processing for adductomics. Method optimization as needed and application of the adductomics technology within RE-MEND will be part of the research activities. Other responsibilities include presentation of the research findings at conferences, publishing and communication.

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 and your ability to successfully complete the project. Your doctoral degree should be in analytical chemistry or a field closely related to the project. Skills in a high resolution mass spectrometry based -omics technique and data analysis are desirable. Experience in working with large cohorts is an asset. The candidate should have a high level of written and spoken English language skill as well as the ability to work in a team.

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 as soon as possible or as per agreement.

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

Further information about the position can be obtained from the project leader, Associate Professor Hitesh Motwani, telephone: +46 727 453 210, .

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

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 (optional, 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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