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Postdoctoral position in Metabolomics

  • Yrkesroll

    Analytisk kemist

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    13 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 december

Om jobbet

Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
The department conducts introductory and advanced training in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology, forest genetics and forest biotechnology within the Forestry program and at the master level.The department offers postgraduate studies in biology, specializing in plant physiology, ecophysiology, plant molecular biology and forest genetics. Postgraduate courses are generally held in cooperation with the Department of Plant Physiology.For more information about the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology and UPSC visit

A great opportunity for a postdoctoral candidate seeking to work in a strong research environment with excellent analytical resources and with a very high degree of independence!

To Swedish Metabolomics Centre (SMC; in collaboration with the NovoNordisk Foundation Centre for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR; we are now recruiting a postdoctoral scientist. SMC supports researchers active at Swedish universities with mass spectrometry based analysis of metabolites and lipids in biological tissues and fluids, and aims to be a leading knowledge center in metabolomics and related areas. At the platform, specialized personnel work and the platform has mass spectrometry equipment such as GC -TOFMS, LC-QTOFMS and LC-TQMSMS


The research project aims to uncover the polar metabolome. Polar metabolites are usually not covered by traditional reversed phase LC-MS based metabolomics analysis. This is problematic as many polar metabolites important intermediates in e.g. glycolysis and TCA-cycle, or have also important functions in other parts of the metabolism. Within this project methods will be developed for covering the polar metabolome, both by developing untargeted and targeted methods, and applying the methods in ongoing biological projects, e.g. metabolic disease such as T2D, and probe the biochemical mechanisms supporting therapeutic resistance in cancer cells.


The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or in a related field. The candidate should have a strong interest in research and be capable of developing the project independently and creatively. Good knowledge in chromatography and mass spectrometry analysis is necessary.  It is meriting with experiences in LC-MS based metabolomics and metabolite analysis, as well as analysis of analytical biochemical data.

As Postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that have received their PhD no later than three years ago.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Fixed term employment of 24 months



Starting date:

According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2019-12-15, use the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.