Principal Researcher Engineer

Ref PAR 2023/138

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Swedish NMR Centre at the University of Gothenburg (SNC) is a national and international research infrastructure and provides general  access and support and with a specific focus on

  • Structural Biology,
  • NMR-based metabolomics,
  • DNP-NMR within pharmaceutical and biological systems

The instrumentation is at the highest standards and includes seven Bruker spectrometers between 400 MHz and 900 MHz. Five magnets are equipped with cryoprobes and sample changers. See for additional info. The Swedish NMR Centre is located in the Hasselblad Laboratory at Medicinareberget in Gothenburg. The staff, comprising of seven senior staff scientists, has a broad expertise in NMR and provides assistance and support to users, teaches at courses and workshops, and contributes to methodology development. External users from all major Swedish universities, international universities and industry visit the Swedish NMR Centre to get access to the unique research infrastructure and expertise with a focus on experimental NMR methods and NMR analysis.


The Swedish NMR Centre is now looking for a senior staff scientist. You will be part of a research infrastructure where you will be working in close collaboration with colleagues and visitors comprising PIs, researchers, post-docs, graduate students, students and users from industry. An important part of the work consists of

  • Perform, process and analyze NMR experiments 
  • Implement and develop new methods for NMR analysis
  • Promote local, national and international use of the research infrastructure
  • Interact with users at all levels
  • Present the activities at eg postgraduate courses, workshops, meetings and conferences
  • Administrative tasks such as organizing seminars or workshops
  • Manage the instrumentation at the NMR centre

Even though the work comprises NMR activities in a broad perspective, focus for this position will be on NMR applications in structural biology, e.g.  structural studies, interaction studies and dynamics studies.



Applicants must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or a related discipline.

You must have extensive experience with the day-today operation of high field NMR spectrometers and the application of NMR to problems in structural biology. 

You will be working service-oriented and should have good organizational skills, be good at cooperating and have good communication skills in English.

The appointment puts high demands on accuracy and flexibility in relation to the tasks and to be able to plan and carry out tasks independently.

Additional merits:

Familiarity with NMR software

Knowledge of spectrometer hardware and electronics

Programming skills in e.g. python, matlab

Experience with linux/unix system


The position is a permanent fulltime position. The position might begin with a trial period of 6 months.

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact; Göran Karlsson, Director, Swedish NMR Centre at the University of Gothenburg, e-mail: 


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: 


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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.Salaries are set individually at the University.In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.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.