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University of Gothenburg

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.


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,


  • 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: 2021-02-01

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.