PhD student in Analytical Chemistry

Uppsala University

Application deadline

July 5, 2023

PhD student in Analytical Chemistry

Uppsala University, Department of Chemistry – BMC

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – BMC conducts research and education in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry. More than 100 people, including around 45 PhD students, work at the department. New employees and students are recruited from all over the world and English is the main working language. The department is located at the Biomedical Centre in Uppsala, which facilitates collaborations with research groups in biology, pharmacy, medicine and SciLifeLab and gives access to advanced infrastructure for experimental and theoretical studies. The international environment and good opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations enables PhD students at the department to participate in relevant research projects and prepare for an international research career.

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Project description

The positions are part of a larger ERC funded project for developing and using single-cell multi-omics, including secretomics, metabolomics, lipidomics and transcriptomics. The project will be conducted in the Lanekoff group within the research program for analytical chemistry:

The group’s research is focused on analytical developments for metabolomics and lipidomics of biological samples using mass spectrometry for imaging, direct infusion, isomeric characterization and surface sampling capillary electrophoresis. The successful candidate will work on analytical developments for mass spectrometric analysis to allow for single-cell metabolomics in combination with other –omics and data handling strategies. The developed platform will be applied to decipher metabolic deficiencies that result in type 2 diabetes and pinpoint altered metabolic pathways.

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The main duties of PhD students are to devote themselves to their research studies, which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (not more than 20 % of full time).  


  • To be eligible for doctoral education, a basic higher education equivalent to at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at Master’s level, including an independent project equivalent to at least 15 credits, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way, more information about the general requirements can be found here.
  • Special eligibility to doctoral studies in Analytical Chemistry requires that the doctoral student has passed courses in chemistry, or courses in areas relevant to analytical chemistry, of at least 90 credits or that he/she has acquired equivalent knowledge abroad. More information about the subject specific requirements can be found here.
  • Very good English proficiency in speech and writing. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as good collaborative skills, motivation and independence, as well as how the applicant through his/her experience and competence is judged to have the abilities necessary to develop within and acquire the doctoral education,

Additional qualifications

Experience with mass spectrometry is meriting, especially high-resolution mass spectrometric analysis of small molecules, such as lipids and metabolites. Experiences of cell handling, electrospray ionization or tandem mass spectrometry is meriting for the different work packages. Experience with data handling, statistics, programming, pathway analysis and scientific writing is meriting. Scores from IELTS or TOEFL are desirable but not mandatory at the time of applying.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment

The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 September 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: 

Professor Ingela Lanekoff,, +46 18 471 36 73

Please submit your application by 5 July 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2426.

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Last updated: 2023-06-12

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