PhD position in Transition metal catalysis for selective organic synthesis (Sweden)

PhD position in Transition metal catalysis for selective organic synthesis and life science. For admission the candidates should have approved the advanced level examination (for example M.Sc.), completed at least 240 credits of course requirements, of which at least 60 credits of advanced level, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge either locally or abroad. Particularly desirable is good knowledge of organic chemistry and general basic subjects of relevance for the researching studies. (A full academic year corresponds to 60 credits).

Ref. No. SU FV-1168-15

Contact: Prof. Kálmán J. Szabó,,

telephone: +46 8 674 74 85,

For non EU residents a GRE test is required. Proficiency in English, for non-native English speaking applicants should be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  1. IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.0)
  2. TOEFL score of 550 or more (computer based test 213, internet based 79)
  3. Cambridge/Oxford – Advanced of Proficiency level
  4. If the language of instruction for the M.Sc. degree was English, a certificate on this may prove the proficiency in English.

Specific entry requirements apply according to the general syllabus for research studies within the subject organic chemistry or, where appropriate, spectroscopy or theoretical chemistry.

The primary assessment criteria for appointment of a graduate studentship position is the ability of the fulfillment of the doctoral research education program in Organic Chemistry at the Department.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available in Swedish at:

Terms of employment

The term of the initial contract is one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote to their PhD education, but may engage in teaching corresponding to a maximum of 10 % of a full-time position.

The decision on the appointment of the PhD positions is made by the board of the Department in consensus with the Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

For information on the application procedure, please contact Sigrid Mattsson, telephone: +46 8 16 31 29,

Union representatives

Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST),

telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO),

telephone: +46 70 316 43 41.

The application should be submitted as a single PDF file including the following items (in this particular order):

Cover letter.

Use the following sub-headers: Personal interest on the applied research area; Skills and knowledge that you can contribute with to applied research area; Your expectations from the PhD studies; Eventual interest in participating in the teaching activities of the Department.
If you are interested in more than one area of research, submit a separate application for each area and specify which area is prioritized.


Certified copies of your transcript of records and exams

Certification of independent project work in the research (or related) area, e.g. M.Sc. thesis or Diploma Work. Do not send copies of your M.Sc. thesis in this application.

Contact details of at least two reference persons

Further documents, which are important for the application.

Please submit your application, marked with the reference number
as above, by 5 May 2015 by e-mail to:

NOTE! Enter the corresponding reference number also in the e-mail subject line.

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