Postdoctoral fellow, analytical chemistry, specialization mass spectrometry

Uppsala University
September 06 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The analytical chemistry program at the Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University is focused on mass spectrometry, both for applications and method development. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow who will be part of one of our project which focuses on developments and applications of nanospray desorption electrospray ionization (nano-DESI) mass spectrometry and mass spectrometry imaging of small molecules, such as lipids and metabolites. Nano-DESI is a custom-built setup for ambient liquid extraction of molecules from surfaces and is typically coupled to a high resolving mass spectrometer for imaging of thin tissue sections. Our group focuses on developments of quantitative analysis and imaging as well as technical developments for higher throughput analyses and accurate identification of analytes. For more information visit our website. As a postdoctoral fellow you will be involved in collaborations with doctoral students and with researchers of different disciplines.

Qualifications: To be eligible to apply you must have a Ph.D., or an exam which is judged comparable to a Ph.D., that was completed within three years of the application deadline. If you received your PhD earlier but special circumstances, prolonged periods of illness, parental leave, military service, union duties and others of similar character, exist you are also eligible to apply.

The successful candidate is skilled in mass spectrometry, preferentially with electrospray ionization, and enjoys hands-on lab work. Skills in communication in English, both oral and written, are expected. Experience of small molecule analysis and identification as well as knowledge of mass spectrometry imaging, quantification and statistical data analysis is meriting.

We attach great importance to personal skills and are searching for a motivated candidate with high potential and ability to work independently. To be successful in collaborations we are looking for a result oriented team-player who has the ability to take initiative and work in a structured manner.

In this recruitment the university will primarily consider the candidate who, after an overall assessment, shows the best qualifications and personal characteristics to perform and develop the project tasks and contribute to a positive development of the group and its activities. Personal circumstances (for example parental leave) that are important for the validation of merits should also be prescribed in your application.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University's excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: Individual salary

Starting: The position is available immediately

Type of employment: Temporary 

Period of appointment: Two years.

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact

Ass. Prof. Ingela Lanekoff, email or personnel administrator Lina Julin, email

You are welcome to submit your application through the online applications form no later than the 17th of October 2017.

Do not forget to submit relevant documents and papers.

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