Researcher in Organic Chemistry (temporary employment)

Updated: 5 months ago

at the Department of Organic Chemistry . Closing date: 4 January 2022.

The Department of Organic Chemistry has an extensive research program. This research program covers many areas of experimental and theoretical chemistry including metal catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, as well as several areas of bioorganic chemistry such as carbohydrate chemistry and enzyme chemistry.

Project description
Organometallic Synthesis and Catalysis: New Methods to Make Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds.

The candidate will work on the development, testing and evaluation of innovative catalytic processes to synthesize organic molecules with focus on renewable and recycled raw materials. We will apply the principles of green chemistry, with emphasis on prevention of waste, and on atom and energy efficiency. Martín-Matute´s group works on the development of new processes to make C-C and C-heteroatom bonds using a variety of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, focusing in green methods for a sustainable and safe chemistry development.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in the areas described above, as well as supervision of young students in the lab. The applicant will also be involved in the organization of the lab, revising risk assesments, and coordinating the supply of chemicals. The candidate will contribute with the mainteinance of instruments and other common tasks at the department.

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
We are seeking exceptionally qualified applicants for this position, with at least 1.5 years of post-doctoral experience with a PhD in organic chemistry.

The candidate should have a strong background on the development of catalytic processes, experience on the design and synthesis of homogeneous metal and organocatalysts, as well as catalysts based on MOFs, and electrocatalysis. The candidate should be familiar with the characterization of organic compounds by NMR, HPLC with chiral stationary phase, HRMS and GC-MS. Experience in lab administration, such as being familiarized with safety procedures, and contact with suppliers is desirable.

Terms of employment
The employment is full-time and is time-limited to six months. Start date as soon as possible 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 Prof. B. Martín-Matute, , website .

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).

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

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Letter (no more than three 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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Closing date: 04/01/2022

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