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Doctoral student in Chemistry

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    26 maj

  • Sök jobbet senast

    31 juli

Om jobbet

Örebro University and the School of Science and Technology are looking for a doctoral student for the doctoral programme in Chemistry (alternatively Chemistry with specialization in environmental science), concluding with a licentiate degree.

The doctoral study is positioned at the interdisciplinary Man-Technology-Environment Research Centre (MTM) at Örebro University (, which conducts state of the art applied research to advance knowledge on the fate and risks of potentially harmful chemicals to humans and the environment. The MTM Research Centre has an excellent infrastructure for biological and chemical research, including high end mass spectrometers such as high-resolution LC- and GC-qToF, GC-orbitrap, and several low-resolution LC-MS/MS and GC-MS systems. We also have specialized instruments such as supercritical fluid chromatograph, combustion-ion chromatograph (CIC) to measure organic halogens, and LC- and GC-fractionators.

Project description

The doctoral candidate will participate in a project starting autumn 2021. The PhD candidate will participate in a project funded by Formas with a focus on developing analytical methods for chlorinated paraffins (CPs) as well as similar emerging organic contaminants (flame retardants, plasticizers, PPCPs, etc), and characterizing their distribution and fate in indoor environments. The research will be conducted by using high-resolution mass spectrometric methods, and a web-based application to quantify CPs will be developed using the R package Shiny.

Specific tasks include i) developing and refining analytical methods to measure CPs in indoor matrices; ii) plan and conduct field sampling in various indoor environments; iii) data analysis and assessment of sources and human indoor exposure of CPs; and iv) assisting in the development of an interactive software using the Shiny package within the R programming language.

The successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge in organic analytical chemistry and have experience with mass spectrometric analysis. Experience with sample preparation and extraction techniques are valuable merits. Knowledge of programming languages such as R or Python for data processing and analysis is also a good merit.

This is a shortened version of the advertisement. You can find the full version here.



For more information about the project, contact Associate Professor Thanh Wang (phone +46 19 303462, email For more information about the programme and the doctoral studentship, contact Head of Chemistry Professor Tuulia Hyötyläinen (phone +46 19 303487, email or the Head of the Natural Science Division Mattias Bäckström, email: mattias.backstrom

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application to the programme and for the doctoral studentship
The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:
  • The form Application for/decision on admission to research studies
  • CV
  • Certificate on completed higher education courses and study programmes, and if applicable a degree certificate
  • Degree project/independent project
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
As a main rule, application documents and attachments are to be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Documents in other languages must be translated by an authorised translator to Swedish or English. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from Kammarkollegiet (the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency),

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.
More information for applicants will be found at out career site:

The application deadline is 2021-07-31. We look forward to receiving your application!

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