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PhD Student Position in Chemistry with focus on Planetary Geochemistry and Spectroscopy

PhD Student Position in Chemistry with focus on Planetary Geochemistry and Spectroscopy


Umeå University

About us
The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology with approximately 200 employees, of which approximately 40 graduate students, and a strong and expanding research. The Department has three major research areas: Biological Chemistry, Environmental and Biogeochemistry, and Technical Chemistry. We are active in three of the priority research areas of the Faculty of Science and Technology and are a strong partner in the KBC, Chemical- Biological Center. Information about the postgraduate education can be found on the Faculty of Science and Technology website: For more information about working at Umeå University:

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020 was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier, who was employed at Umeå University when the CRISPR-Cas9 method was developed.


Umea, Sweden


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship


Required education

Application deadline
23 September 2022

23 August 2022

Job description

Is there water on Mars? What is the role of water in martian geochemical history? How can we reveal the potential water resources for future human explorations on Mars?

If you are interested in discovering all these fascinating phenomena related to Mars, you are welcome to apply for a fully funded four-year PhD student position.

The doctoral student will conduct mainly experimental work by preparing several martian analogues including sulphate and Cl-salt mixtures, and conducting cryogenic vibrational spectroscopy experiments at our laboratory. Furthermore, the doctoral student will perform the remote sensing analyzes from Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) by bridging the laboratory spectra to the martian orbit data to understand aqueous history of Mars.

Application deadline is September 23, 2022. The successful candidates will be interviewed during the application period. We look forward to receiving your application!

How to apply

You apply through our e-recruitment Varbi system. Log in and apply using the link at the bottom of the page. The application deadline is Sep 23, 2022.