Ref PAR 2023/812
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The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology offers doctoral education within the fields of chemical sciences, molecular life sciences and environmental sciences. We conduct high quality international research using innovative techniques and modern equipment. It is our mission to provide you with the very best training, enabling you to reach your full potential and excel in your future endeavours. From August 2023, we will be located in Natrium, a new building for natural and life sciences with access to modern education and research facilities.
The position will be associated with the research activities conducted in Carl-Johan Wallentin's research group, where a general focus is on the development of new catalytic methods to generate molecular complexity and activate typical inert functionalities. More specifically, we focus on the use of catalytic processes that is mediated by visible-light. The project is a collaboration between several research groups, which means that the candidate will have access to world-leading experts and relevant equipment at several universities. The project will thus involve method development in the field of photoredox catalysis, where interactions across scientific disciplines and between several research groups enable research at the absolute forefront in the research area.
General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university's doctoral student pages. https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/doktorand/?languageId=100001&skipSSOCheck=true
The project will mostly involve synthesis and method development, which means that most of the doctoral time will be centered on laboratory work. It is therefore important that the candidate have experience of organic synthetic laboratory work.
The work during the doctoral period shall result in a written and defended doctoral dissertation that is in accordance with the rules for a dissertation at the University of Gothenburg
Education at third-cycle level comprises four years of full-time study, and leads to a doctoral degree.
As part of your employment as a doctoral student, you may have departmental duties corresponding to up to 20 % of full-time employment, distributed throughout your study period. Departmental duties usually consist of teaching at first- and second-cycle levels, but may also include research and administration.
To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements: A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:
To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding program of relevance to the planned third-cycle program, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.
*Relevant for the planned third-cycle education
The specific entry requirements also include an acceptable command of spoken and written English. Guidelines for assessing English proficiency may include a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test (or 213 on the TOEFL-CBT, or 79 on the TOEFL-iBT).
In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:
*Experimental work experience
*Level of English, both orally and in written form
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, four years full time
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg
First day of employment: As soon as possible based on agreement
Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1993:100.
A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The Appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time doctoral studies.
University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students.
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In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
You must include the following, in PDF format
If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at https://www.antagning.se/sv/anmal-dig-sa-har/anmalan-till-magister-och-master/for-dig-med-utlandsk-kandidatexamen/ where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.
If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.
Closing date: 2023-09-30
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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.
Salaries are set individually at the University.
In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.
In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.
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