Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry
University of Jyväskylä

Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry


The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

The Department of Chemistry, in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking to recruit staff for the position of

Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry beginning June 1, 2020 or as agreed, for a fixed-term of one year.

The main strength areas of the department are structural and synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry and spectroscopy, renewable natural resources and chemistry of living environment, and education in chemistry. Moreover, the department is a member of the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä, which promotes interdisciplinary research projects in nanoscience. The department has world-class laboratory infrastructure and large-scale computational resources.

The Post-doctoral researcher will be working in an Academy of Finland funded project “Macrocyclic receptors for selective anion extraction”.  The project aims to offer pioneering solutions for the selective binding of biologically and technologically important anions from water. The target anions include anti-inflammatory drugs with carboxylate groups, and valuable resources, such as phosphate and precious metals (Au, Pt, Co). The post-doctoral researcher will focus on the synthesis of macrocyclic receptor molecules based on calix[4]pyrrole framework and binding studies with the target anions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with a PhD degree in chemistry and experience in synthetic organic chemistry. A successful candidate will have strong teamwork and communication skills. Previous experience in supramolecular chemistry, nanochemistry or self-assembled materials is appreciated.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of postdoctoral researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. A good command of English is required and a proficiency to teach in English will be considered beneficial.  A PhD degree is required.

The annual salary range will be approximately 38,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

A trial period of six months will be used when the positions are first filled.

For further information, please contact Academy Research Fellow Kaisa Helttunen,

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide. 

The application documents should include in pdf format:

  1. Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and including contact details of 2 academics who can provide reference letters.
  2. Cover letter including a statement of research interests/research proposal
  3. A numbered list of publications
  4. Relevant certificates/diplomas

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by April 10, 2020.

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