Postdoc position Synthesis and structures of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Ref REF 2023-0625

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position at the division of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, focused on the exciting field of quantum metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). At Chalmers, we are at the forefront of investigating quantum phenomena in materials and this postdoctoral position is part of a collaborative effort between the theory, synthesis, and device fabrication groups, enabling us to explore the control of electron mobility versus correlation in MOFs. The initial appointment is for two years, with a desired starting date latest March 2024.

About the research
The group's research is devoted to various fundamental aspects of Metal-Organic Frameworks, Coordination Polymers and Covalent Organic Frameworks with specific focus on synthesis and the analysis of structures. Our approach also includes topology aspects and a strong collaboration with gas sorption experts.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position may also include teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

We are looking for a PhD with experience in synthesis and characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks who wants to develop both applications and advance the fundamental understanding of these materials. You should be a highly motivated, quality conscious individual with a PhD degree, or in the process of completing a PhD degree in chemistry. The degree should not be older than three years. You should find it motivating working alone as well as in close collaboration with others. Proficiency in written and spoken English is necessary, and knowledge of other languages is a plus.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years, with a desired starting date latest March 2024.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230653 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2023-12-07


For questions, please contact:
Prof Lars Öhrström, Chemistry and biochemistry,, 0703941442,

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