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Researcher in Organic researcher

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 1 year
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg
First day of employment: April 1 2016
Reference number: PAK 2015/2716

Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems. We participate in undergraduate programs in chemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, marine sciences, and pharmacy.

In the Wallentin research group the focus is primarily on total synthesis and method development within the area of photoredox catalysis. The latter is of highest relevance to this position. The novel methods that are targeted will be incorporated in the synthesis of the next generation antibiotics.

Job assignments

Method development within photoredox catalysis


To qualify for the position the applicant need to hold a PhD degree in organic chemistry. Organic synthesis should have been a central focus during PhD studies or during postdoctoral studies.

To qualify as a as an applicant you must have completed a PhD in a subject area relevant for the position or you must have a foreign degree corresponding to a PhD in a subject area relevant for the position. Documented experience in method development of catalytic systems targeting C-C and C-heteroatom bond formations is meriting. The applicant is also expected to have a profound understanding and experience in synthetic processes that involve the generation of free radicals under catalytic conditions together with the exploitation of these radicals in C-C bond forming reactions.
Fluency in English is a requirement.

Additional information

The applicant should provide proof of theoretical and practical knowledge in:
a) Synthetic organic chemistry, including practical experience with routine laboratory procedures
b) Analytical methods in organic chemistry: separation and purification (HPLC, column chromatography, macro- and microscale synthesis, mass spectrometry)
c) Use of modern NMR techniques for structural characterization of organic compounds (interpretation of routine 1D and 2D spectra, practical experience with state of the art NMR equipment, documentation of spectral data)
d) Practical experiences in physical organic chemistry
e) Documented experience in method development of complex catalytic systems targeting complex generating synthesis, preferably of asymmetric character, is expected.
f) Practical experience of radical chemistry, i.e. photoredox catalysis, is seen as a strong merit

Related information

For further information please contact

Göran Hilmersson, Head of Department
+46 31 786 9022

Carl-Johan Wallentin, Assistant professor
+46 722188220


Labour union

SACO: Klas Eriksson
+46 31 786 5793

OFR/S: Anna Nilsson
+46 31 786 4300

SEKO: Lennart Olsson
+46 31 786 1173

Closing date


Appointment Procedure

Please apply online
The application shall include:
- Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
- CV including scientific publications
- Copy of exam certificate
- Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent to the following address: carl.wallentin@chem.gu.se

Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology
Organic chemistry/Carl Johan Wallentin
University of Gothenburg
Kemivägen 10
SE-412 96 Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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