Postdoctoral researcher in Chemistry

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Ref nr: ORU 2.1.1- 07630/2020

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Chemistry for a fixed-term position at the School of Science and Technology.

Subject area

The subject area for this position is Chemistry/Metabolomics.

Background

We seek a postdoctoral researcher within the field of metabolomics and environmental analyses. Research is linked to the new and ongoing research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council, Novo Nordisk Foundation and Formas. The main overarching theme of these projects is investigations of the links between early life exposure to environmental chemicals and the pathogenesis of certain metabolic and immune-mediated diseases as well as neurological development.

Duties and responsibilities

The position as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop primarily their research skills. The postdoctoral researcher will be primarily in charge of metabolomics and environmental analyses. Thus, the researcher shall spend his or her working hours mainly on research but will be also responsible for the technical and administrative day-to-day management. The appointment may also include teaching, when there is a need within the organization, to facilitate the researcher to acquire qualifications for a teaching appointment at the University. The share of teaching may not exceed 20 percent of a full-time position.

Qualifications

Those qualified for appointment as a postdoctoral researcher are applicants who have been awarded a doctoral degree in a subject matter relevant for the position (Chemistry or in related subject areas) or have a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree. The degree is to have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. If special grounds exist, a person who has been awarded their doctoral degree prior to that should also be considered. Such grounds comprise leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, positions of trust in a trade union or other similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria

A basis for the assessment is the applicant’s ability to disseminate information and communicate; collaborate and engage with the wider community; and facilitate utilisation of the university’s research; as well as the ability and suitability to cooperate with other members of staff and contribute to the development of university operations.

Particular attention is to be paid to the applicant’s prospects of contributing to the future development of both research and education. Importance is also attached to a demonstrated ability and ambition to embark on a career within academia.  

The researcher should have a strong background in the field of analytical chemistry and in  metabolomics. The successful candidate should have experience in on LC-MS and GC-MS techniques with experience of both targeted and non-targeted analyses. Ideally, the candidate would have knowledge of lipidomics/metabolomics/biochemistry/environmental analyses as well as practical experience in advanced MS techniques using high resolution MS. Experience of data analysis and statistical methods is of advantage. Good oral and written communication skills in English are mandatory. General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate in an interdisciplinary environment and be able to work in a team. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance.

Information

This is a fixed-term full-time position for two years. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information, please contact Tuulia Hyötyläinen (This is an email address, +46 70 7882165).

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Account of research qualifications and experience
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Relevant scientific publications (maximum of 10 and in full-text format)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 2021-01-31. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.