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PhD in Natural Science with specialization in Chemistry
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Published: 17 days ago
Application deadline: Jul 04
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
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PhD in Natural Science with specialization in Chemistry

Diary id: PAR 2018/859
Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary)
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology
Apply by: 2018-07-04

Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology 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.

A third cycle education at our department will lead to a Ph.D. in Natural sciences, or Natural sciences with a specialisation in Chemistry, Biology or Biophysics. Ph.D. studies comprises four years at the post graduate level. The time period can be extended to 5 years in total through teaching and/or other departmental duties.

Information about the research group:

The Atmospheric Science Group within the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology is unique in Sweden in that it takes fundamental molecular approaches to quantifying transport and reaction processes in the atmosphere. A unifying research theme is the study of atmospheric aerosol, and the research activities range from theoretical studies of chemical reactions and particle phase transitions, to applied work including field studies of fundamental atmospheric processes. The research themes are united by their importance to key issues of environmental importance, including climate and air quality.

Job assignments

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology invites applicants for a PhD position focusing on interactions between anthropogenic aerosol particle emissions and mixed phase clouds. Ice nucleation and the resulting climate effects will be a particular focus. The position will be connected to the Swedish Research Council Formas project, “Human influence on Nordic and Arctic Climate and Air: shipping, mixed-phase clouds, and particles.” The project addresses key questions in current atmospheric research and contributes to an improved description of aerosol and cloud processes, which are critical for understanding evolution of climate. The project includes fundamental theoretical, experimental, and atmospheric modelling work and collaboration with partners at Stockholm University’s Department of Meteorology.  A keen interest in environmental science, and theoretical and experimental physical chemistry is essential.  Previous experience with Matlab, LabVIEW and/or other data analysis and instrument I/O packages is advantageous. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements:

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, 
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding programme of relevance to the planned third-cycle programme, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

*Relevant for the planned third-cycle education

The specific entry requirements also include an acceptable command of spoken and written English. Guidelines for assessing English proficiency may include a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test (or 213 on the TOEFL-CBT, or 79 on the TOEFL-iBT).

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, Four years full time
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg
First day of employment: August 20, 2018, or otherwise agreed upon

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The Appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time time doctoral studies.

University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students.

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

Erik S. Thomson, Senior Lecturer

erik.thomson@chem.gu.se , +46 31 786 90 71

Questions regarding the third-cycle education: Martin Billeter, Director of third cycle education, +46(0) 31-786 3925, martin.billeter@gu.se 
Questions regarding the employment: hr@cmb.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

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.

Closing date: July 4, 2018

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

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.

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