The Olofsson Research Group


Available positions


Post docs:

One post doc position is available; application deadline January 15th, more details are given in the announcement.

The following should be included in your email application:
Application letter, CV with publication list and a research summary. Documented English level (e.g. TOEFL score) is appreciated.
Two recommendation letters should be emailed by previous supervisors (i.e. not included in the application).

Other funding possibilities include the following:
Wenner-Gren Foundations: A Swedish funding agency to which I select a candidate to apply with in September each year. The deadline is October 1, with decisions in mid December. When successful, the post doc can be started any time from January. The funding is for one year, with posssible prolongation for a 2nd year.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-EF):
The application deadline for these EU funds is usually in September. If successful, the post doc can be started approximately 8 months after the deadline, i.e. in April.
Note that the competition for these fellowships is very tough, and a successful candidate has usually done a first post doc already, or has a quite good publication list.

The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation gives post doc scholarships to Japanese PhDs. The Canon Foundation supports Japanese researchers for periods up to 1 year.

The Swedish Institute has 1 year scholarships to citizens of certain countries in through the Visby Program (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine). Deadline in January.

PhD students:

There are presently no available positions.
New positions are announced both here and at the department website - there is no point in applying for a PhD position unless there is a position announced.

Undergraduate students:  

We are always interested in motivated students for Bachelor or Master degree projects. Here is a general description of our chemistry - please contact me for more details.

Students outside of EU need to pay tuition fee to study in Sweden. Scholarships are given to students form certain countries by the Swedish Institute.