Postdoctoral Researcher in Functional Materials Based on Organic Frameworks
Uppsala University Department of Chemistry

Postdoctoral Researcher Towards Functional Materials Based on Organic Frameworks

Published: 2022-09-16

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Department of Chemistry – BMC conducts research and education in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry. More than 100 people work at the department. New employees and students are recruited from all over the world and English is the main working language. The department is located at the Biomedical Centre in Uppsala, which facilitates collaborations with research groups in biology, pharmacy, medicine and SciLifeLab and gives access to advanced infrastructure for experimental and theoretical studies. You can find more information about us here.

In this project, we study how porous organic frameworks can be tailored and used to adsorb metal ions from aqueous solutions. The project is carried out together with academic and industrial partners from Sweden, Estonia and Japan.


Synthesis and characterization of small organic building blocks and then polymerization of these into porous covalent organic frameworks. Experimental evaluation and analysis of the framework's properties and their potential as functional. Presentation of the results and analysis in oral and written form. In addition, supervision of students and collaboration with other researchers and industrial partners are part of the duties.


PhD degree in organic chemistry, materials chemistry or other for the position relevant fields or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the above listed subjects. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Documented experience in organic synthesis is a requirement.

We attach great importance to personal qualities such as the ability to work both independently and as part of a larger project group. You are also expected to be proactive, self-motivated, and have a high level of integrity. As we work internationally, the candidate must have good knowledge of written and spoken English.

Additional qualifications

Previous work with synthesis and modification of organic framework (MOFs or COFs). Characterization of porous materials with XRD, surface area measurements, TGA and IR. Experience working with adsorption of ions or organic compounds from solution into porous materials.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 22-12-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Rikard Emanuelsson,

Please submit your application by 16th of October 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3391.

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Placement: Department of Chemistry - BMC

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: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/3391

Last application date: 2022-10-17

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