14/10/2020

Project Researcher in Chemistry - University of Jyväskylä, Sweden

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The position starts in January 11, 2021, for a fixed-term of 2,5 years in the Academy of Finland funded project "A synergetic cleantech approach for the nutrient recovery from explosive industry wastewater: A Potential source of struvite fertilizer (EXPO-STV)".

Qualifications we are looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person for the post of project researcher. The position will focus on struvite precipitation and reductive transformation of nitro-compounds in explosives industries’ wastewater. The candidate should have a master's degree as well as research background in wastewater treatment and heterogeneous catalyst synthesis. Experience in working with chromatographic (GC MS and HPLC) instruments will be considered as merit. Precise working methods, team player attitude, ability to act independently and proficiency in English language are prerequisites for a project researcher.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish lakeland, and has excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center and the city has a large student population. As such there is a vibrant cultural scene in the city. At Jyväskylä we offer a great and lively university campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide

The annual salary range will be approximately 30,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used when the position is filled.

How to apply

The application documents that should be included in pdf format:

  1. Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and including contact details of 2 academics who can provide reference letters.

  2. Motivation letter for the position including the applicant's own view regarding treatment of explosives industries' wasterwater

  3. Master's degree certificate in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by 31.10.2020.

For further information please contact Varsha Srivastava, varsha.vs.srivastava@jyu.fi.

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