Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Biology and Organic Chemistry
Uppsala University Department of Medicinal Chemistry

A postdoctoral position in Chemical Biology and Organic 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 85 employees and here, doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment. More information about the department can be found at:

One postdoctoral position in Chemical Biology and Organic Chemistry for the Mass Spectrometric Discovery of Bioactive Microbiome Metabolites

Job Description: The position is available in the laboratory of Associate Professor Daniel Globisch at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University in Sweden ( The Globisch laboratory is an international and multidisciplinary research group with a focus on the development of new Chemical Biology methodologies to enhance the scope of quantitative and qualitative metabolomics-based research (Example literature: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 13805-13809; Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 6233-6239; Chem. Comm. 2019, 55, 9080-9083; check homepage for updates). The project will investigate microbiome-derived metabolites using chemoselective metabolite modification methods and mass spectrometric analysis. This project is co-funded by the laboratory of Associate Senior Lecturer Mikael Sellin ( for analysis of bacterial infections in intestinal organoid model systems. This highly interdisciplinary project will include techniques at the interface of Chemistry and Biology using a combination of Organic Chemistry, mass spectrometric analysis of metabolites, and microbiology. Our team is currently searching for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with passion and enthusiasm for science to support our interdisciplinary projects elucidating microbiome metabolism using mass spectrometry and the development of chemoselective probes.

Qualifications: The applicant must hold a PhD degree in chemical, biological or pharmaceutical sciences and should have expertise in at least three of the following areas: Chemical Biology, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, and mass spectrometric analysis of metabolites. The PhD degree must have been received within three years at the time of employment.

Desirably/meritorious: Good written and spoken English skills and the ability to work in a team are required. Personal suitability will receive special attention in the selection process.

Work tasks: The selected candidate will perform chemical synthesis of chemoselective probes and metabolites, metabolite extraction, mass spectrometric analysis using UPLC-MS/MS techniques, and bacterial cultures. The postdoctoral position will be 100% research.

Application: The application, preferably written in English, should be submitted online and must include the following documents: 

  • Motivation letter with research interests and expertise as well as one paragraph on recent developments in mass spectrometric Chemical Biology or Microbiome research.
  • Curriculum Vitae with complete publication list
  • Copy of the PhD certificate
  • Contact information for at least two references

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 % 

For further information about the research project please contact: Associate Professor Daniel Globisch, 

For further information about the position please contact: Head of Dept Anders Karlén, anders.karlé, 018-471 4293

Please submit your application by 12 June 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1800.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Medicinal Chemistry

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

Pay: Fast lön

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1800

Last application date: 2020-06-08

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