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PhD Research Fellowship Permanent Job

1 month ago Others Oslo   12 views
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Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow in organic chemistry is available at The Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo (UiO).

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill a PhD position in the project: “Development of synthetic methodology for the preparation of biologically relevant hydantoins”. The position will be located in the organic chemistry group with Associate Professor Alexander H. Sandtorv as PhD supervisor. The successful candidate will be engaged in planning and developing novel synthetic reactions with the challenging goal of regioselective functionalization of hydantoins at various positions, with potential applications towards pharmacy, medicine and catalysis. Tasks include thorough and in-depth literature searches, identifying synthetic routes of interest, and executing synthetic experiments, including air- and moisture-sensitive reactions, organometallic reactions, and other state-of-the-art synthetic transformations. The candidate will also perform in-depth spectroscopic interpretations, chromatographic analyses, and high-resolution mass spectrometric analyses.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this ambition and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Required qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in organic chemistry/medicinal chemistry. The Master’s degree must include a thesis on synthetic organic chemistry
  • The average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • The Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system, including the average grade point for courses
  • The average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system

Requested qualifications:

The successful candidate must have considerable experience in experimental synthetic organic chemistry and should be able to plan/design and execute advanced synthetic experiments. Experience with organometallic reagents and transition metal catalysis is advantageous, as well as experience with medicinal chemistry, and transition metal catalysis. The successful candidate should have considerable experience in applied spectroscopy, especially NMR and MS, although HPLC and similar techniques is also preferable.

  • Candidates should have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry. Knowledge/experience in heterocyclic chemistry, transition metal catalysed reactions applicable in organic synthesis, experience with air- and moisture-sensitive reactions and other state-of-the-art synthetic transformation is preferable.
  • Experience with modern spectroscopic techniques, such as NMR and HRMS.
  • Knowledge in modern instrumentation for organic synthesis such as microwave and flow reactors technology, statistical experimental design and multivariate regression for optimization purposes, medicinal chemistry, and radiochemistry is an advantage.
  • The successful candidate must have well-developed critical thinking and writing skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent analytical skills; high language skills in written and spoken English and should be able to work in a team as well as independently.

All Ph.D. candidates must demonstrate high English language skills. International applicants must document these skills prior to admission to the PhD program by passing one of the following tests with these or better grades:

  • TOEFL - Test of English as Foreign Language, internet-based test (IBT). Minimum total score: 80
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing Service. Minimum overall band score: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum overall score: 62

Please see here for exemptions to the English requirements: http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html .

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until September 15th 2018 to complete the final exam.

We offer

salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017) attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter statement of motivation and research interests (no more than one page)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation.
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Contact information

Associate professor Alexander H. Sandtorv, phone: +47 228 44319, e-mail: [email protected]

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: HR-officer, Nina Holtan, phone: +47 228 54424, e-mail: [email protected]

Organization Description
The University of Oslo is a leading European university and Norway's largest. UiO is home to outstanding research and offers a great variety in study options.