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Postdoctoral Researcher in Metabolomics

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences.

Closing date: 28th February 2017.

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) of Stockholm University conducts research and education at an international level focusing on subject areas such as marine and plant ecology, ecotoxicology, plant physiology and plant systematics. 150 people are working at the department, of which ca. 60 are teachers and researchers and 50 are PhD students.

Project description

The position will be associated with ongoing projects of the research team “cell differentiation and coordination in tissues”, led by Edouard Pesquet, which aims to understand the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites during the vascular development in plants (Ménard and Pesquet, 2015, Curr Opin Plant Biol; Barros et al., 2015, Ann Bot).

Main responsibilities

In this project, the successful applicant will build on our previously published works (Pesquet et al., 2013, Plant Cell; Serk et al., 2015, PSB). The position involves research using biochemistry and metabolomics to unravel the metabolites and their fluxes during the development of plant vascular system. State-of-the-art liquid chromatography equipment coupled to mass spectroscopy has been acquired for this project. Investigations will be conducted by the post-doctoral researcher to better understand the identity and fluxes of phenolic metabolites during plant vascular development.

Qualification requirements

Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to experience and knowledge in biochemistry and metabolomics. Experience is required in liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy. Mastering of the analysis of large sample of data using chemometrics will be seen as an advantage.

Terms of employment

The position is full-time employment for a maximum of one year renewable depending on results and progress. Start date will be agreed upon with the successful candidate.

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


Further information about the position can be obtained from the research group director, Associate-Professor Edouard Pesquet, telephone: +46 8 16 37 60,

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 position is stipend funded from the Carl Tryggers foundation for science (monthly wages of 23 000SEK after all taxes). Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by sending application directly to 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.

Please include the following information with your application

•                     Your contact details and personal data*

•                     Your highest degree*

•                     Your language skills

•                     Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

•                     Cover letter*

•                     CV* – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications

•                     Research proposal* (no more than 3 pages) describing:

– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement

– why and how you wish to complete the project

– what makes you suitable for the project in question

•                     Copy of PhD diploma*

•                     Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are obligatory.

You are welcome to apply!


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