Researcher in Synthesis of Organic Bioelectronics
University of Gothenburg Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Researcher in Synthesis of Organic Bioelectronics, With Focus on Self-Assembly of Conductive Polymers

Ref PAR 2021/1345


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology conducts high-quality research and education in chemical sciences and molecular life sciences. Our research and education focus on a deep understanding of chemical and biological processes in cells and in the environment.

We address important societal issues such as antibiotic resistance, cancer, brain diseases, environmental problems and climate change. In this way, we contribute to achieving the UN's global goals for sustainable development in the areas of good health and well-being, sustainable energy for all, sustainable cities and communities, and combating climate change.

The department is an international environment with interdisciplinary collaborations in both research and education, and contributes strongly to the University of Gothenburg's top ranking in life science.

The department is responsible for postgraduate education in the subject area Natural Sciences with a focus on chemistry, biophysics, biology and educational science. In addition, the department hosts educational programs in molecular biology, genomics and systems biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as prescription education. The department collaborates with various societal actors such as schools, business and authorities. The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology has around 200 employees. We are located in central premises both on Campus Johanneberg and on Campus Medicinareberget in Gothenburg.

The research in Medicinal chemistry at the University of Gothenburg comprises computer-based design, organic synthesis and characterization of compound to be used as eNeuropharmaceuticals. eNeuropharmacology, electroceuticals for the nervous system. In this project the ambition is to supplement biochemical signaling with electronic functionalities. Traditional medicines are based on the biochemical principles without regard to the electrical properties. We focus on organic electronics that are self-assembled directly inside or in the vicinity of the nervous system, to form electronic circuits that mimic the structure and organization of the nervous system, so that the nervous system can be seamlessly integrated.

Biological testing is done in collaboration with Chemical Biology at Lund University and industrial research groups.

Job assignments

The assignments include design and synthesis of compounds to be used as monomers in conductive polymers, supramolecular system, or both. The focus is on organic synthesis and characterisation in order to evaluate the monomers for conductive polymers, supramolecular system, or both. Performing and evaluate electronic properties of the is also an assignment for this position.


To qualify as a researcher, the applicant must have completed a Swedish doctoral degree or must have a foreign degree corresponding to a Swedish doctoral degree.

Additional information about eligibility/assessment: The candidate should hold a PhD degree in medicinal chemistry. He/she should have knowledge and experience from working with design and synthesis of biologically active compounds and conducting polymers/supramolecular systems, specifically synthesis of monomers for such systems. Furthermore, the applicant should have an extensive knowledge in organic synthesis and have practical experience in performing heterocyclic chemistry and carbon-carbon cross couplings. Since the project also includes electrochemical characterization of the synthesized compounds, previous experience of cyclic voltammetry is a requirement. . We are looking for a candidate that can push the project forward and who is able to work independently, both practically and theoretically. We therefore believe that you have a couple of years of previous postdoctoral experience.


The employment is a time-limited position for 2 years fulltime (100%) placed at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology in Gothenburg. Start in April 2022.


If you have questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Roger Olsson,


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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. The application shall include:
- CV
- Personal letter
- PhD certificate
- Relevant scientific articles

Deadline for application: January 30th, 2022.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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