Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Job description

Ph.D. studies in synthetic organic chemistry with an emphasis on advanced catalysis. A central component is the development of green syntheses of functional molecules, including vitamins and perfume fragrances. The position is part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between synthetic chemists and physicists at Lund University to design new catalytic nanomaterials with applications in sustainable synthesis.


An academic degree at the MSc level or equivalent. A minimum of 120 credit units in chemistry of which 30 in organic chemistry is desirable. Emphasis will be placed on academic potential, ability to contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations, experience in organic and inorganic synthesis research, and oral and written communications skills.

Attach (1) Personal letter, (2) Academic CV, (3) Short summary of research accomplishments (e.g. Diploma work, max 2 pages, NTR 12pt).

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.


Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment As soon as possible or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/461
  • Daniel Strand, +46462228123
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 16.Feb.2021
Last application date 31.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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