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We are recruiting highly motivated postdocs to be part of an EU-financed project targeting photochromic probes for fluorescence microscopy. The node at Chalmers will be responsible for the design and the spectroscopic characterization of the target compounds, using absorption and fluorescence techniques.
The secret life of molecules is the main theme of our research and teaching at the Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry. We are studying how small and large molecules can be produced, their interaction with one another in material or in living cells, and how they can capture and convert energy. The projects are chosen to fulfill the requirements of the highest scientific standard, and the know-how they create on a molecular level is generally of importance for solving many advanced problems as well as for future practical applications. The span of potential applications is extremely wide: from life sciences to materials sciences.
Andréasson research group is focusing on the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of molecular photoswitches (photochromic molecules). Today, the main focus is on how to gain photonic control of energy transfer (FRET) reactions in these systems, which in turn will change the fluorescence properties. We use this scheme for many different applications, and the successful candidate will partake in an EU-financed consortium project aiming at boosting the performance of probes for fluorescence microscopy by cleverly designed photochromic constructs.
Now we invite applications for a Postdoc position (2-3 year position) in the field of optical spectroscopy. In this multidisciplinary project, fluorescent molecular photoswitches will be designed, synthesized, and characterized using spectroscopic and microscopy techniques. The daily work will be performed at Chalmers University of Technology, in close collaboration with University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Huelva (Spain), and KU Leuven (Belgium).
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Your responsibility will be the design and the spectroscopic characterization of the target compounds. Absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, in both the steady-state and the time-resolved regimes, will be the main techniques.
The applicant for this Postdoc position should have a PhD degree in physical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, or an equivalent education, no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
Skills in absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy (steady-state and time-resolved techniques such as TR-SPC and ns transient absorption) are mandatory.
Experience in working with photochromic compounds (molecular photoswitches).
Experience in studying energy transfer (FRET) reactions.
Previous Postdoc experience.
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for 2-3 years.
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The application should be marked with Ref 20230220 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.
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
Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
Application deadline: 30 April, 2023
For questions, please contact:
Professor Joakim Andréasson, Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
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