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Postdoc in Real-Time Mass Spectrometry of Organic Radicals in Ambient Air at KTH, Sweden 2022


Postdoc in Real-Time Mass Spectrometry of Organic Radicals in Ambient Air as part of the European Research Council Advanced project EPHEMERAL with a doctoral degree, or an equivalent foreign degree, in Chemistry, Physics is available at Department of Chemistry of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 6 months
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Chemistry

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details


  • A doctoral degree, or an equivalent foreign degree, in Chemistry, Physics, or appropriate field. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • A background in mass spectrometry, preferably Proton Transfer Mass Spectrometry (Ptr-MS), Time-of-Flight mass spectrometry, chemical ionization, or related fields.
  • A solid experience with gas-phase flow systems and reactors.
  • A solid experience with operating standalone mass spectrometers (i.e. not connected to a chromatograph) such as Proton Transfer Mass Spectrometers (Ptr-MS), Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometers (CIMS).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, since this is required in the daily work.
  • Proven research abilities (in experimental science).

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Some knowledge of atmospheric chemistry or gas-phase kinetics is highly desirable.

Personal competency

As a person, you are self-motivated as well as detail- and goal-oriented. You have a good ability to work independently and also collaborate with others in a team. You have a strong problem-solving ability.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position as part of the European Research Council Advanced project EPHEMERAL, in the team of Prof. Nozière at the Department of Chemistry of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Project EPHEMERAL focuses on developing and using real-time mass spectrometric (MS) techniques, in particular, Proton Transfer Mass Spectrometry (Ptr-MS), to monitor organic radicals in the gas, in laboratory reactors and in the real atmosphere.

The recruited person will take part in the instrument development and characterization, perform experiments in gas-phase reactors in laboratory, and take part in its deployment in field campaigns.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: C-2022-0423

Application Procedure

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Applicants should submit

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A copy of PhD diploma or equivalent, translated into English or Swedish if the original document is not in these languages
  • List of publications
  • A brief cover letter (max 2 pages) explaining your motivations for the position, scientific interests and future goals.
  • In addition, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Prof. Nozière ([email protected]).

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

About the KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

About the Employer:


  • A key position in a prestigious and highly-innovative project
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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