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Postdoctoral scholarship in time-resolved femtosecond infrared spectroscopy

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with interest and experience in time-resolved femtosecond infrared spectroscopy.

Project

Transient IR spectroscopy of photoactive biomolecules in one and two dimensions

We are a rapidly growing and highly productive research team, focused on studying biomolecular structure and dynamics with novel spectroscopic techniques. Our laser systems are designed to accommodate a multitude of methods, which span the timescales from femto- to milliseconds, and wavelengths from 266nm up to mid-infrared. We have a fully operating pulse-shaper assisted 2D-IR system that can be applied to both equilibrium and non-equilibrium studies. 

We are particularly interested in developing new transient IR techniques for studying excited state dynamics of photoactive proteins but are also working on a number of other exciting projects. Besides the spectroscopy done in our lab, we actively participate in XFEL experiments on time-resolved X-ray crystallography. 

During the postdoctoral training you will learn how to operate a state-of-the-art 2D-IR spectrometer and how to apply it to studying molecular systems of biological importance. 

Dnr / Reference

GU 2020/3228

Scholarship period

The scholarship covers a period of xxx months with possibility of prolongation up to a maximum of 24 months in total.
Preliminary start date: 2021-02-16

Supervisor/contact person

Michal Maj, +46737695530, michal.maj@gu.se

Qualifications

  • 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.  

Application

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: 2021-02-01

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.