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Professor of Chemistry

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    27 juni

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    16 oktober

Om jobbet

We are looking for a professor of Chemistry for a permanent position at the School of Science and Technology.

Subject area

The subject area for this position is Chemistry.


Örebro University is a modern university offering a range of subjects and prestigious professional degree programs. The university has around 1,600 employees and 15,000 students. Specifically, the current position is placed at the MTM (Man-Technology-Environment) Research Centre at School of Science and Technology. The major ambition of MTM is to create fundamental understanding of the behavior of organic and inorganic pollutants in the environment. MTM is using state-of-the-art technology to analyze speciation, fate, behavior, and health effects of persistent organic pollutants, trace elements and new and emerging pollutants, including per- and polyfluorinated chemicals, endocrine disruptors, and plastics including plastic additives in all parts of the biosphere and technosphere. It has state-of-the-art facilities and methodologies for extraction, separation and detection of elements and organic compounds including several mass spectrometric instruments coupled to chromatographic systems (GC-HRMS, GC-OrbitrapMS, multiple GC-MS, UHPLC-QqQMS and UHPLC-QTOFMS instruments, GC-QqQMS, GC-QTOFMS, UPLC2-MS, quad ICP-MS, high res ICP-MS). Örebro university has undergraduate programs in chemistry, biology and environmental science and graduate programs in chemistry with focus on environmental forensics.

Duties and responsibilities

As a rule, a professor at Örebro University spends the bulk of their working hours on research. They are also expected to work actively to bring in external research grants to the subject, take overall responsibility for its research activities, and monitor developments within the subject field internationally. A professor is expected to be involved at all three levels of higher education and to communicate and collaborate around their own and the department’s research activities.

A professor is moreover expected, within the scope of their employment, to make themselves available for executive and administrative assignments at the university. A professor is also expected to lead and develop research and education.

The candidate should complement the expertise already present in chemistry at Örebro university. The aim of this position is to strengthen fundamental and experimental research in environmental chemistry by contributing to one or several of the following broad fields of research (1) contaminant transport, transformation and redistribution processes in the environment, (2) source apportionment (environmental forensics), (3) effects of use of secondary resources and sustainable and innovative recycling strategies, and (4) development of innovative reclamation processes for trace elements and/or organic contaminants.

Qualifications and assessment criteria

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This is a permanent full-time position. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information about the position, contact Head of School Mattias Bäckström, +46 19 30 39 65, email:, or Head of Subject in Chemistry Tuulia Hyötyläinen, +46 19 30 34 87, email:

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.


The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:
  • Covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Teaching portfolio (as instructed in Örebro University's guidelines)
  • Research portfolio
  • Publication list
  • Relevant scientific publications (maximum of 10 and in full-text format)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

More information for applicants will be found at out career site:

The application deadline is 2023-10-16. We look forward to receiving your application!

After the application deadline, no supplements can be made electronically. If you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to the application, you will, once the external experts have been appointed, receive instructions on how the missing publications can be submitted.

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.


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