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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Organic Chemistry

Deadline: 12.05.2021

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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Faculty of Science and Technology / Department of Chemistry

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Organic Chemistry: New Methods for Selective CO2 Conversion

The position

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology, has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position vacant at the Department of Chemistry. The position is a fixed term position for a duration of 2 years and is expected to commence as soon as possible. The position is affiliated with the research group CHOCO.

Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The appointed Postdoctoral Fellow must have its daily workplace at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

The position's field of research

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will employ experimental organic chemistry methods to investigate organic and organometallic molecules that can bind and activate CO2. The project goal will be to design enantioselective carboxylation reactions and to obtain an in-depth mechanistic understanding of these. The work will be performed in collaboration with computational chemists in the team. The postdoc will be located at the Dept. of Chemistry and will become a member of an enthusiastic interdisciplinary research team, which combines theoretical and organic chemistry tools in the development of novel catalysts (group website).

The candidate can expect to be involved in the supervision of Master and PhD students in the group and may participate in teaching at the Department of Chemistry in an amount equivalent to a maximum 10% of a full-time employment.

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Qualifications

For appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the applicant is required to hold either a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

  • Candidates must have a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry or equivalent
  • Candidates must possess experience with experimental mechanistic analysis of organic or organometallic reactions
  • Experience with enantioselective reactions is an advantage
  • Experience with reactions involving conversion of CO2 is an advantage.
  • The successful candidate must have well-developed critical thinking and writing skills.
  • The ability to work independently and the motivation to solve challenging chemical problems is essential.
  • Teaching and/or supervision experience is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English is necessary.

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position.

In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and the project proposal for the qualifying work. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience from popularization/dissemination and academic policy and administrative activity. During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position.

In the event that the position is advertised for two years or more, and teaching duties or equivalent work is attached to the position, emphasis will also be attached to teaching qualifications.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

We offer

  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • International academic environment and an exciting research project
  • Close collaboration with outstanding research groups
  • Transferable skills training and individual career development
  • Family-friendly policies and surroundings
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • If you recieve a personal overseas research grant from NFR it is possible to apply NFR for an extension of the fellowship period corresponding to the length of the stay abroad (minimum three months, maximum 12 months).

Application

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, professional training and work)
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • PhD thesis or equivalent
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted in addition to the above documents.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • The applicant shall provide a description of his/her scientific production stating which works he/she considers the most important and shall therefore be the main emphasis of the assessment. A brief description of other listed works shall also be included to demonstrate depth of production.
  • The academic works (published or not) you wish us to take into consideration in the assessment

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole. UiT wishes to increase the proportion of females in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

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