School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Job description

We seek a driven and knowledgeable postdoctoral researcher to carry out method development in organic electrosynthesis in the research group of Assistant Professor Helena Lundberg at the Department of Chemistry. Specifically, you will be working with catalysis, electrosynthesis and electroanalytical evaluation in research areas of both fundamental and applied character. Administrative tasks and supervision of students are also important aspects of the work. 

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in organic chemistry, electrochemistry or closely related area. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made. Applicants who have not yet received their PhD degree must provide a certificate from the PhD awarding institution that discloses the date for the anticipated defense, which should take place before the end of 2023.
  • Documented scientific skills in method development for electrosynthesis and electroanalytical techniques.
  • Documented ability to work independently as well as collaborative in a group
  • Documented pedagogical skills and experience of supervising students on Bachelor and Master level
  • The ability to skillfully communicate in English, verbally and in writing, since this is required in the daily work.

Preferred qualifications

Knowledge and skills that are meritorious for the position: 

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Documented experience of electrochemical transformation of alcohols.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment policies and practices.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV that includes clear accounts for all points listed under “Requirements”.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Written documentation that support the points under “Requirements”.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (max two pages long).

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2023-1633
  • Helena Lundberg,
Published 18.Sep.2023
Last application date 02.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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