Researcher in NMR metabolomics and Food Sciences

Updated: 22 days ago

The Department of Molecular Sciences

The Department of Molecular Sciences at SLU, where the employment is located, currently consists of approximately 110 employees and provides a high quality infrastructure including consisting of plant cultivation facilities, advanced microscopy and molecular biology, X-ray and NMR. The Department provides the scientific community, trustee and the public with knowledge about chemical compounds and biological processes, as well as their importance to society and its development. The department conducts research, teaching and environmental monitoring in the field of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry, food science and microbiology. 

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We are looking for a highly motivated researcher in the field of NMR metabolomics and Food Sciences. The research includes:

Developent and applications of NMR-based metabolomics protocols for study of different biological matrices, involving biofluids, cells, microorganisms, plants, food matrices.

Develop and validate algorithms for analysis of large numbers of metabolomics data.

Lead and manage complex projects and supervise PhD students and Post-Docs.

The candidate will also be project leader for the Formas project “Fermentation of Swedish faba beans for foods with improved texture, flavour and nutritional properties”

The research will be performed in collaboration with other departments both within and outside SLU.


The applicants should hold a PhD in Chemistry and have a Post-Doc experience with significant documented experience in NMR spectroscopy, metabolomics analysis, statistical data analysis and method developments in these fields. Experience of supervision of both PhD-students and undergraduate students is required. Knowledge on food science is meritorious. Personal qualities such as sense of responsibility and ability to independently perform duties as part of a research team will be valued. Mandatory experiences and skills include experimental laboratory work, scientific writing skills and ability to work in interdisciplinary projects. Well written and spoken English is required.

Place of work:

Uppsala, Sweden

Form of employment:

Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment.



Starting date:

According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2022-06-02, use the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses.

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