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Doctoral student position in organic chemistry with focus on electrosynthesis at KTH, Sweden 2022


Doctoral student position in organic chemistry with focus on electrosynthesis is available for organic chemistry at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
  • Completed advanced level course(s) in organic chemistry with both theoretical and practical elements at a higher education institution. Lab-based diploma thesis work can be considered equivalent to course work of practical nature. Grades will be considered.

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here


In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

The ability to skillfully communicate in English, verbally and in writing, is meriting since it is required in the daily work. Previous experience of electrosynthesis and/or completed course(s) in electrochemistry with high grades is strongly meriting.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We seek a skilled doctoral student with a genuine interest in organic chemistry to carry out research in organic electrosynthesis, a contemporary international research field where electricity replaces chemical reagents. As doctoral student you will develop new sustainable methods for selective organic synthesis using electrochemistry, catalysis and kinetics. Through your work you will contribute with fundamental insights and methods for environmentally friendly synthesis, with relevance for valorization of biobased feedstocks. Up to one year of the study time may be spent abroad with international academic collaborators.

Supervision: Assistant Professor Helena Lundberg (https://lundberglab.se) is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: C-2022-1164

Application Procedure

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Certificates and/or letters of recommendations that indicate skills listed as selection criteria.

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Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

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