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OPEN POSITIONS Researcher in 2D IR spectroscopy

Research and graduate education at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Niology 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.

Westenhoff's and Maj’s research teams works to resolve structural dynamics of proteins and chemical reactions. We use femtosecond spectroscopy, time-resolved x-ray scattering and crystallography

Job assignments

Building a setup for transient 2DIR spectroscopy and performing transient 1DIR and 2DIR experiments on photosensor proteins. You will be part of Westenhoff's and Maj’s research teams.


To qualify as a researcher, the applicant must have completed a Swedish doctoral degree or must have a foreign degree corresponding to a Swedish doctoral degree.

We are looking for a person who has expertise in femtosecond, visible and infrared spectroscopy, has expertise in advanced data analysis of 2D and 1D time-resolved data, has practical experience in designing and constructing optical setups for infrared femtosecond pulses, and has proven scientific excellence in the research field of physical chemistry.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 15 months
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg
First day of employment:  as agreed

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)

For further information regarding the position

Sebastian Westenhoff,  

Michal Maj,
Markus Tamas, Head of Department +46 (0) 31-786 9022,

Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact:
Ann Svensson, Human Resources Officer  +46 (0) 31-786 2558, 


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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.


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.


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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