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Subject: 19.06.12 Researcher in computational chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden

Researcher in computational chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Chemistry BMC is located at the Uppsala Biomedical Centre campus. It belongs to the Faculty of Science and Technology and conducts research in biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, and physical chemistry. The department benefits from close contacts with other disciplines nearby and interacts with biomedicine, pharmacy, physics and materials science. In addition, Uppsala University has a highly developed innovation office that gives support for commercialization and external collaboration. Read more at

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We are looking for a researcher in organic computational chemistry, temporary position for two years.

This project aims at the investigation of three-center-four-electron halogen and tetrel bond complexes. The specific task of the researcher will be the computational description of the complexes of N-C-N and N-C-N complexes. Being part of a collaborative project the researcher will be involved into a multidisciplinary chemical environment and will take part of discussions with synthetic organic chemists and NMR spectroscopists.

To be eligible to apply you must have a Ph.D. in theoretical or computational chemistry, or an exam which is judged comparable to a Swedish Ph.D. in the same subject.

We seek a talented and open-minded candidate, who is eager to learn and has a genuine scientific interest. Extensive knowledge in and practical experience with computational chemistry, especially a strong background in electron structure theory (ab initio, DFT), is mandatory.

We emphasize the importance of personal suitability for this position. You need to be strongly motivated to carry out the work in the project and contribute by coming up with new creative ideas. This project requires that you are able to work independently and that you have excellent collaborative skills, as the project will occasionally require that you are able to cooperate with scientists from other universities. You also need to be proficient in oral and written English in order to be able to interact and communicate efficiently with collaborators, and publish internationally. You must be organized and systematic in your work. As an experienced researcher you will be expected to co-supervise the work of younger scientists and thus you need to have the skills necessary to support young scientists and to actively contribute to a pleasant and productive work environment.

In this recruitment the university will only consider candidates who, after an overall assessment, show the top qualifications and personal characteristics to perform and develop the project tasks and contribute to a positive development of the group and its activities. Personal circumstances (for example parental leave) that are important for the validation of merits should also be described in the application.

Additional qualifications:
Documented experience, with multiconfigurational methods, density embedding, and computer programming, are a strong merit for this employment.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University's excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2019 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position of two years.
Scope of employment: 100%
For further information about the position please contact: Roland Lindh (e-mail: roland.lindh|a|, tel. +46701679766).

Please submit your application by July 31 2019 on line:

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Placement: Department of Chemistry - BMC
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Working hours: 100%
Town: Uppsala
County: Uppsala län
Country: Sweden
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko|a|, ST/TCO tco|a|, Saco-rådet saco|a|
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1845
Last application date: 2019-07-31

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