Course(s) Offered: Chemistry
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: Umea University
Country to Study in: Sweden
A PhD position (4 years) in surface chemistry and metal coordination is open in an interdisciplinary project.
Within the larger research project, the research for the PhD position will focus on development of functionalized polymer surfaces using novel antibacterial agents as well as determination of physicochemical properties of biologically active metal complexes.
The successful applicant will synthesize different types of functional surfaces from components such as polymers, small molecules and metal ion complexes.
Main work description:
- Equilibrium experiments and calculations for determining the speciation of small molecules and ions.
- Synthesis, development and characterization of different surface coatings.
- Chemical evaluation and characterization of aging and leaching effects on synthesized surfaces.
The applicants must have completed a university degree in chemistry or completed courses with a minimum of 240 ECTS, of which 60 ECTS should be chemistry courses at advanced level, or equivalent competence *). Good English language skills, concerning both oral and writing skills.
Citizens of Sweden are preferred, however, eligible applicants from ALL countries can also apply
Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden
Fields of study
Doctoral level study in Chemistry - Surface Chemistry and Metal Coordination.
Department of Chemistry at Umeå University conducts research in the areas of biological chemistry, environmental biogeochemistry and technical chemistry. The department has a strong focus on interdisciplinary work and has good access to modern analytical instrumentation and facilities.
Number of awards
One (1) opening is currently available
Total of four (4) years
Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest providers of education and offer a broad and attractive range of courses and programmes. Our campus constitutes an inspiring environment for everyone that studies and works here. We wish to co-operate with companies and organisations throughout the Umeå region and all over the world.
Methhod of Application
A complete application should include:
- Cover letter with your motivation for the position
- CV including a list of university courses with grades
- A copy of your graduate work (if applicable)
- A list of publications or other documents supporting your competence and suitability for the position
- Names and contact details of two persons willing to act as references.
The recruitment procedure will follow the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen chapters 5 and 7). Prerequisites include either a) 240 ECTS credits (swe. högskolepoäng) of higher education studies of which 60 should be on an advanced level (Master level) with focus on Chemistry, or b) 120 Swedish (old) credits (swe. poäng; corresponding to 180 ECTS-credits) of higher education studies if they were taken before July 1, 2007 or c) equivalent competence.
For more information, contact assistant professor Madeleine Ramstedt, phone +46 (0)90786 63 28, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (do not send the application to this e-mail address!)
The deadline date for applications submission is December 20th, 2010.
The position is scheduled to start February 1, 2011.
The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapt. 12, 2 §) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.
Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.
Umeå University - with its 33,500 students and over 4,200 employees - is an organisation in constant change and development. Umeå University conducts groundbreaking research within several areas - several in which we are among the best in the world - within others regarded as the leaders in Sweden.
Application Deadline: 20 December 2010
Open to International Students: Yes
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