Researcher position in Mass spectrometry, Sweden

    Researcher position in Mass spectrometry, Sweden

    Researcher in real-time mass spectrometry, at School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    July 09, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area-Mass spectrometry
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSchool of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateAccording to agreement


    The successful candidate will have:

    • a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Physics, or appropriate field, with emphasis on the study of gas-phase systems
    • a background in mass spectrometry, Time-of-Flight mass spectrometry, chemical ionization, and related fields (ion physics…)
    • a solid experience in operating and troubleshooting standalone (i.e. not connected to a chromatograph) Time-of-Flight mass spectrometers.
    • excellent written and oral communication skills in English
    • strong problem-solving skills
    • proven research abilities (in experimental science)
    • self-motivated, detail- and goal-orient
    • able to work both independently and cooperatively with a team


    The following skills are highly desirable

    • some experience in instrument development
    • some knowledge of atmospheric science (preferably chemistry) and/or gas-phase kinetics
    • knowledge of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality 

    Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a researcher 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 the development of real-time mass spectrometric (MS) techniques for the detection of organic radicals in gas mixtures such as ambient air, and their deployment in the real atmosphere and in laboratory.

    This position will involve the following duties:

    – to participate in and supervise the MS instrument development, both conducted by the KTH team and by the international team involved in the project,

    – to participate in and supervise the characterization of the MS instruments (calibrations …),

    – to ensure the operation of MS instruments (maintenance, repairs …) and supervise their deployment in field campaigns,

    – to perform experiments with the MS instruments in laboratory.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click Login and Apply button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    Applicants should submit:

    • a curriculum vitae
    • a copy of their 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 positions, and scientific interests and future goals.

    In addition, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Professor Nozière.

    You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application package must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

    About KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    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.

    What we offer

    • A key position in a highly-distinguished and innovative project
    • An international and dynamic working environment
    • A position at a leading technical university focusing on a sustainable future.
    • To live and work in Stockholm, a European capital filled with history and traditions but also close to nature.
    • Assistance to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

    Read more about what it is like to work at KTH


    Barbara Noziere, Professor
    Phone +46 70 445 2028

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    Researcher in real-time mass spectrometry

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday July 10th, 2021 (GMT+9)

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