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University of Gothenburg

Postdoc scholarship in Analytical Chemistry

Postdoc scholarship in chemical labelling probe development for imaging with SIMS and fluorescence microscopy. The project focuses on developing labelling probes for specific proteins, and imaging with SIMS and fluorescence microscopy. Knowledge and experience in biochemical synthesis, peptide synthesis, nanobodies, and small probes is of high merit.


The postdoc will synthesize isotopic and fluorescence labelling probes for specific cellular proteins using biochemical synthesis methods. He/She will test these probes in cultured cells using immunostaining, followed by imaging with SIMS and fluorescence microscopy. The postdoc will also involve in applications of these probes to study the protein turnover in neuronal cells.

Methods: Biochemical synthesis, liquid chromatography, immunostainning, NanoSIMS, STED micropscopy.

The postdoc will obtain extensive knowledge in analytical and imaging techniques. He/she will gain experience working with different cell cultures, immunostaining, sample preparation for imaging with SIMS.


GU 2021/2319

Scholarship period

The scholarship covers a period of 12 months with high possibility of prolongation up to a maximum of 24 months in total.

Preliminary start date: 2021-11-01

Supervisor/contact person

Thi Ngoc Nhu Phan, 072 035 2002,


  • To be eligible for a post-doc scholarship at the Department of Chemistry and Department the recipient must hold a PhD degree within a relevant field. The applicant must not have been employed at University of Gothenburg in the past two years.
  • Please specify experiences, knowledge or interests necessary for taking part as a postdoc in this project. Remember that a scholarship is not an employment and the qualifications necessary might differ from what you could ask for from an employee.


Written application, including reference number, is to be sent via e-mail to the supervisor and must include the following:

  • CV
  • Personal letter stating the reasons why the study suits the applicant (maximum one page)
  • List of publications
  • References (2)

Application deadline: 2021-09-20

Information regarding scholarships

  • Scholarships do not give rise to sickness benefits, compensation from the Social Insurance Office Agency or retirement pension.
  • The scholarship sum is paid out at two occasions
  • Scholarships are tax-exempt
  • A scholarship holder cannot be employed after the scholarship period due to tax reasons.