Doctoral Student in Chemistry

University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Mathematics and Science


Doctoral Student in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking to recruit staff for the position of

Doctoral Student in Chemistry starting 2 January, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, contract length maximum of three years.

The Doctoral Student will be working in an Academy of Finland funded project Functional Organic Radical Materials: Molecular radicals as conductors (FOR-Mat). The Doctoral Student will explore the synthesis and functionalities of novel multi-orbital organic/inorganic molecular radicals. The main focus will be on the conductivity and magnetic properties of the molecular radicals. Structural characterization by single-crystal and/or powder X-ray diffraction methods will be used in combination with standard spectroscopic, thermogravimetric, electrochemical, and analytical methods to characterize all materials. The potential application of these materials in next generation technologies will be explored through international collaboration. The expected term is for 3 years.

The candidate should hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or related fields with a strong back ground or interest in organic and/or main group inorganic chemistry. The candidate should be highly motivated, organized and capable of working in both a team environment and independently. The candidate should have some hands-on experience in experimental techniques and standard spectroscopic techniques. Experience with air-free synthetic chemistry would be considered an asset. Candidates that are also interested in theoretical chemical physics or computational chemistry are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be open to or willing to travel within the EU for collaboration for short periods or extended research visits.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of doctoral student are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a command of  English language.

Doctoral Student has to be accepted as a student or post-graduate studies in the University of Jyväskylä.  If the applicant does not have permission for post-graduate studies in the University of Jyväskylä, it must be applied with a separate application procedure from the faculty after selection for the position. 

The initial salary of a doctoral student is typically around 2200 € / month.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, please contact Academy Research Fellow Aaron Mailman,

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

Please attach the following documents to the online application form (please add your name into the file name, e.g. last name first name CV):

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV) containing names of two referees and their contact information
  2. Short application / motivation letter, including research interests.
  3. Relevant certificates / diplomas
  4. English language test record (case dependent)

Please submit your application at the latest by 31 October 2020 11:45 pm (GMT +2) using the online application form.

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