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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.

Research project will be performed within Inorganic chemistry group. Research in the group spans different areas. For example synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles by electrochemical and solution based methods, studies of electrocatalytical reactions, experimental determination and modelling of the thermodynamical properties of electrolytes, investigations of particle size dependent surface and interfacial properties of nanoparticles by experimental and theoretical methods. Nanoparticles surface charge and potential at the particle solution interface play vital role in determining their reactivity, stability, aggregation and interaction with organic matter in complex electrolytes. In recent years focus has been on developing the experimental as well as theoretical methods to investigate in detail the nanoparticle solution interface. Inorganic chemistry group has well established international collaborations along with collaborations with other universities in Sweden and with industry

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The project is financed by Essity Hygiene AB and will be performed in collaboration with Essity. The focus of the project is to find suitable inorganic materials such as metal oxides which can be function as sensors for biomarkers when used in hygiene products. The field of sensor technology is developing rapidly but at the same time stringent regulations are imposed regarding the toxicity and sustainability of the materials. In this project will shall focus on these issues and shall find the inorganic material which function as sensor as well as is environmental friendly. The project work includes experimental work to synthesize the material and test in sensor applications.


Since the work in this project is related with the use of inorganic materials for sensor applications. We are looking for a person who has completed master degree in chemistry or equivalent and have read inorganic chemistry. Experience in critical reading and analysis of chemical literature and experimental laboratory work is necessary to perform the project in an optimal way. Experience in written or oral communication in English as well as in Swedish is necessary.

Experience in the synthesis of inorganic materials, characterization and functionalization of materials suitable for sensor applications will be highly prioritized during the evaluation process of best candidate. Moreover, knowledge of surface and interfacial chemistry of materials is also of merit.

Since the project will be performed in collaboration with company the collaborative skills and experience of person working in academia as well as in industrial environment will be highly valuable for this project.


The employment is a time-limited position for 6 months on fulltime (100%) placed at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology in Gothenburg. Starting as soon as possible.


If you have questions regarding the position you are welcome to contac Senior Lecturer Zareen Abbas,, +4631-786 9015.


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- Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
- CV 
- Copy of exam certificate
- Two referees (name, telephone nr, work relation)

Deadline for application: December 13th, 2021.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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