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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Chemistry with Focus on Non-target Analysis

Örebro University

Örebro, Sweden

Reference number: ORU 2.2.1-01004/2017

Duties and responsibilities

The post-doctoral researcher will be a key person in a project aiming at finding solutions for prioritization, assessment and management of contaminants. The work connects the two close areas of metabolomics and screening of organic environmental contaminants, and will be performed in close cooperation with chemists and toxicologists. Focus will be on non-target analysis within the field of environmental contaminants and human metabolites. The main task will be development of mass spectrometric screening methods for suspected or unknown organic chemicals. The successful candidate will mainly work with high resolution mass spectrometry in different projects. Responsibilities also include general maintenance of advanced analytical instruments in our well-equipped laboratory, supervision of students, teaching, and communication of research results to researchers and industrial partners.

Eligibility

Eligible for the position as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in chemistry or in related subject areas. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

Documented knowledge and experience in analytical organic chemistry and mass spectrometry is a requirement. Knowledge and skills in metabolomics, development of preparation methods for human and environmental matrices, non-target screening, and chemometrics is a merit. The successful candidate should be creative, ambitious, and analytically oriented with a solid theoretical background, have the ability to both co-operate and work independently with research questions. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement. General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well.

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