Postdoc in Physico-chemical changes of protein during digestion

Postdoc in Physico-chemical changes of protein during digestion


We are offering a truly interdisciplinary post-doctoral experience where you will work at the interface of material, food and medical science. You will actively interact with diverse scientific communities at different organisations, as well as industrial partners giving unique possibilities to access different views and a large scientific and industrial network.

Information about the research/the project/the division
The Division of Applied Chemistry, where the position is placed, is a division at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering comprising of 12 research groups dealing with applied pursues of both organic and inorganic materials. The 12 research groups work together in a dynamic consensus targeting applications in consumable and speciality products. Our goal is to maintain the high quality of research and implement the same passion to teaching. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg.

We collaborate with the recently established research centre PAN-Sweden. This is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral research centre, coordinated by Örebro University and financially supported by FORMAS, the Swedish government research council for sustainable development. PAN Sweden bundles the strength of several Swedish universities and RISE (The research institute of Sweden) with that of business partners in the Swedish food sector as well as organisations of public health. PAN Sweden will, in a precision nutrition perspective, clarify the relationship between processing, structure, bioavailability, digestion and fermentation of proteins, and health effects in terms of gut, metabolic and mental health. 

Major responsibilities
•Assure communication with other researchers and stakeholders in PAN-Sweden.
•Publish the findings in scientific journals and communicate them to the scientific (and industrial) community.
•Support PhD students.
•Participate in the activities of the Division of Applied Chemistry at Chalmers and PAN-Sweden.

The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in chemistry, physics, food science, materials science or similar. Knowledge of working in a chemistry lab is a requirement.

Mandatory experiences and skills include experimental laboratory work and proven scientific writing skills. Experience of surface chemistry, image analysis, physico-chemical properties of polymer, knowledge of polysaccharide and protein digestion kinetics is meritorius. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate that has interest in experimental work as well as modelling. You should have a creative mindset, and the ability to comply to an experimental plan, execute it, report and reflect the progress in relation to the overall project. 

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. 

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210501 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Learn more and apply on Chalmers website:

Application deadline: 28 November, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Anna Ström, Applied chemistry
Phone: +46 (0)72 188 5101

Researcher Patricia Lopez-Sanchez, Biology and Biological Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)72 258 2098

Researcher Tatiana Marques, Örebro University

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 28 oktober 2021
  • Ansök senast: 28 november 2021


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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