Postdoc position in Nanotechnology for Water Purification

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Uppsala, , SE


Department of Molecular Sciences

A two-year postdoc position is available at the Department of Molecular Sciences at SLU, Uppsala for development of nanotechnologies for water purification with focus on separation of hazardous metal pollutants and pharmaceuticals from water.

The Department involves currently approximately 110 employees and together with two other Departments is offering an inspiring research atmosphere at the BioCenter in Uppsala. It provides an excellent research environment with expertise in advanced chemistry and life sciences with a high quality infrastructure, consisting of advanced microscopy and chemical analysis facilities, X-ray and NMR instrumentation etc. The Department conducts research, teaching and environmental monitoring in the field of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry, food science and microbiology. Visit us at


The postdoc will be involved in the Green Ultrafiltration Water Cleaning Technologies project in the frame of European JPI Waters Program (GreenWaterTech), devoted to reduction of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and to development of sustainable water cleaning approaches by the help of multifunctional adsorbent materials. The work will involve development of techniques for chemical synthesis of target materials, their characterization and for handling and treatment of complex solutions containing both mixture of hazardous metals and undesired pharmaceuticals. The researcher will synthesize hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructured adsorbents with specific affinity to target impurities with subsequent implementation of developed techniques on a lab scale and developing flow sheets for future larger scale production.


The applicant should have PhD in chemistry, materials science or engineering awarded within the last 3 years. Experience with developing methodology for separation of hazardous metals and pharmaceutical impurities and purification of water is a merit as well as good knowledge of electron microscopy, spectrophotometric analysis and statistical data treatment.

A strong publication record (in relation to the time since dissertation) is a merit. The application must contain: i) a summary of the research experience, expectation on the position and future plans (max 1 page), ii) CV and iii) names of two reference persons.

Location: Ultuna, Uppsala, Sweden.

Employment: Time-limited employment 2 year at SLU, fulltime.

Access: 1 of June 2021 or upon agreement.

Application: Welcome with your application via the application button below no later than the 4 May 2021. 

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Gulaim Seisenbaeva


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Mats Sandgren


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