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Postdoctoral position in Polymer technology focused on green polymer chemistry – Lund, Sweden


Post-doctoral position in polymer technology focused on green polymer chemistry at Department of Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden – 2022

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General Info

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

Department of Chemistry

Lund University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Ph. D. degree in chemistry with a specialization towards polymer chemistry or similar.

Assessment criteria

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Other qualifications:

  • Skills and previous experience with the synthesis of monomers and polymers
  • Experience in practically preparing and characterizing complex polymer structures, especially condensation polymerization

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development.

The post-doctoral position is focused on the synthesis of new bio-based monomers and polymers using building blocks from lignocellulosic resources, as well as the characterization of the structure and properties of these materials. The main objective is to develop new synthesis strategies and new knowledge on how these bio-based polymers should be molecularly tailored to meet the requirements of various industrial applications in order to phase out plastics from fossil raw materials. The experimental work includes chemical synthesis and molecular characterization of monomers and polymers, preparation of new polymeric materials, and analysis of, for example, mechanical and thermal properties, as well as morphology and processability. The research is carried out in collaboration with companies and institutes within the framework of a Formas-funded research program. Departmental work in the form of, e.g., maintenance of instruments and teaching at undergraduate courses will also be included in the employment.

Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Research within the project
  • Collaboration with academic partners
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Limited administration related to the work duties listed above
  • Limited responsibility for running some of the instruments of the group

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PA2022/415

Application Procedure

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University | Lund University

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Contact details

Baozhong Zhang, +46 46 222 81 39

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