PhD student in Organic Chemistry (A)

Stockholm University
February 15, 2023
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atthe Department of Organic Chemistry. Closing date: 15 February 2023.

The Department of Organic Chemistry has an extensive research program, covering many areas of experimental and theoretical organic chemistry. Method development involving catalysis, sustainable chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, carbohydrate chemistry and enzyme chemistry are central themes.

This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE, WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden's foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science.

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Project description Sustainable Catalysis by Functionalized Materials and Applications to Late- Stage Functionalizations

Supervision: Prof. Belén Martín-Matute. Co-supervisor: Prof. Aji Mathew.

A PhD position is offered in the group of Prof. B. Martín-Matute at Stockholm University. The candidate will work on the creation of new heterogeneous catalytic systems that enable the selective synthesis of functionalized organic compounds (i.e amines) via the activation of inert chemical bonds. This project is at the intersection of catalysis, materials synthesis, mechanistic investigations, and application to late-stage functionalizations. The project will focus on the use of renewable and recycled raw materials. We will apply the principles of green chemistry, with emphasis on prevention of waste, and on atom and energy efficiency.

The main tasks include: 1) Synthesis of functionalized heterogenous catalysts. 2) Apply the new catalysts on the activation of inert bonds for the synthesis of chiral organic molecules.

The project builds up on the recent research in Martín-Matute´s group. See the group website www. for more information about the group, projects, and links to publications.

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi- disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

Qualification requirements In order to meet the general entry requirements , the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements , the applicant must have a MSc thesis (at least 30 ECT) or equivalent (thesis at advanced level) in the research area of Organic Chemistry.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the documented knowledge of the candidate in the relevant field of research (see research field above), written and oral proficiency in English, the capacity for analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate's written motivation for seeking the position.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www. and regulations.

Terms of employment Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact For more information, please contact Professor B. Martín-Matute, [email protected], website: www.

For general information about the Department of Orgnic Chemistry, please contact the Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Professor Kálmán J. Szabó, [email protected]

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, [email protected], Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, [email protected], [email protected] (SEKO), and PhD student representative, [email protected]

Application Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
  • and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Cover letter (no more than 3 pages) describing: – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement – why and how you wish to complete the project – what makes you suitable for the project in question%

  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)

  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).
  • The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

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