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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. 

We are seeking a person to contribute to a strong research program and add value to the on-going research in the Ewing laboratory at the University of Gothenburg. The topic of the work will be chemical measurements with nanoelectrochemistry using biosensors and naked carbon electrodes. These tools will be applied to analysis of the contents of neurotransmitter vesicles. The goal is to understand the structure and dynamics of the pore that opens in a nanometer vesicle on an electrode surface. The project will also involve using these methods for analysis of how molecular crowding affects the opening of the vesicle pore.

Job assignments

The job assignments mainly include planning, designing and carrying out research to develop electrochemistry at carbon electrodes and development of novel biosensors to measure substances exiting vesicles during vesicle impact electrochemical cytometry.


A PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry is required with at least two years’ experience after the PhD and experience training scientists in electrochemical methods and microscopy. The candidate must have experience in the design, fabrication, and application of carbon electrodes to analysis of vesicles or other cellular organelles and must have experience training scientists in electrochemical methods and microscopy. Furthermore, we seek a person with experience in the analysis of catecholamines and non-electroactive molecules with ultrasmall biosensors. These areas are essential to the success of this project as well as the group operation and applicants must have experience to be considered eligible.


Fixed term during one year, full time at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

For further information regarding the position

Contact: Professor Andrew Ewing, e-mail:


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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 2021-05-27.

The application must include CV, Cover letter and references

Closing date: 2021-05-27 

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.


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