PhD student in Chemistry in the area of Physical and Bioinorganic Chemistry Uppsala University, Department of Chemistry Sweden

PhD student in Chemistry in the area of Physical and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.


The Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory has about 200 employees and conducts successful research in several areas with a large part of external funding. The department is also responsible for teaching within a number of educational programs on first and second cycle level (Bachelor, Masters, Engineering). The Physical Chemistry program undertakes fundamental and goal oriented research with focus placed on photochemistry and chemical dynamics, laser spectroscopy as well as molecular and mesoscopic systems for solar energy conversion (see our website). Researchers in the Physical Chemistry program are part of a cross-disciplinary collaboration project in the Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis.


Project description: This multi-disciplinary PhD project is directed towards the development hybrid inorganic-protein photocatalysts, which will involve: protein engineering and characterization, inorganic coordination chemistry, and steady state and time-resolved photophysical studies. The project operates within the framework of the large collaborative project on Artificial Photosynthesis, which involves ca. 80 researchers at several Swedish universities. Additionally the project presents the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at a top research university in the United States.


Qualifications required: To be eligible for a PhD position, the applicant must hold a University degree in natural sciences or equivalent, with a focus on physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, or other relevant subjects. Candidates should be highly motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English.


Position: The postgraduate training comprises four years of full time studies. The position can be combined with up to 20 % of teaching assistantship, which will then prolong the position accordingly. More information about postgraduate studies at Uppsala University is available at our website.


Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.


How to apply: The application should be written in English and should include a letter of intention (max 2 pages) with a short description of the applicant, motivation for conducting PhD studies in the area, research interest and previous research experience. The application should further include a CV, authorized copies of degrees, transcripts of academic records, a copy of the BSc/ MSc thesis, relevant publications and contact information for at least two reference persons.


Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.


Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.


Starting date: 2018-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.


Type of position: Temporary position for four years.


For further information about the position please contact
Starla Glover, tel: +1 (503) 839 5456, e-mail:


You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2018-05-31, UFV-PA 2018/1296


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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory


Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months


Pay: Fixed salary


Number of positions: 1


Working hours: 100 %


Town: Uppsala


County: Uppsala län


Country: Sweden


Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1296


Last application date: 2018-05-31

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