Postdoc. position in carbohydrate polymer (bio)chemistry

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa

Job description

The research in the Division of Glycoscience is focused on various areas of Glycobiology, comprising fundamental research on plants and microorganisms, as well as biotechnological developments towards carbohydrate-based products. The research requires multidisciplinary approaches that are fully integrated in the Division in the form of interconnected activities in the following areas: Bioenergy, Biomaterials, Biorefinery, Food Sustainability and Disease Control.

The objectives of the postdoc position are to:

  • Plan and execute research experiments in the ERA-NET SNAP project, which aims to develop novel products and applications by upgrading and modifying polysaccharides from cultivated brown algae and wild harvested brown and red algae;
  • Communicate and disseminate the research results with academic collaborators and industrial partners, as well as the public.

The postdoc will work within the following research areas:

  • Carbohydrate-active enzymes related to the degradation and modification of polysaccharides from brown algae.
  • Characterization of the structure and properties of polysaccharides from brown alge;
  • Design and characterization of functional materials based on cellulose, alginate and fucoidan from cultivated brown algae.

The postdoc will be responsible for:

  • Planning and executing research experiments;
  • Analyzing experimental data and reporting research results;
  • Writing scientific publications;
  • Communicating with group members and collaborators;
  • Assisting with in-lab supervision of master students.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Qualifications

  • The applicant should have a solid knowledge in surface and colloidal (carbohydrate) chemistry, materials chemistry, polymer chemistry, biochemistry, and enzyme technology applied to biomaterials in general. The applicant should have a good track record of scientific production.
  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

  • Research expertise
  • Educational ability
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • Teamwork
  • Independence

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage .

Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

Time-limited employment for 1 year, with the possibility of extension for one more year.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Others

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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Månadslön
City: Stockholm
Reference number: C-2020-0361
Published: 2020-02-14
Last application date: 2020-03-16


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