Project Coordinator
Uppsala University

Project Coordinator

Published: 2020-10-01

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – BMC is located at the Uppsala Biomedical Centre campus. It belongs to the Faculty of Science and Technology and conducts research in biochemistry, organic chemistry and analytical chemistry. The research is focused on catalysis, molecular recognition, structure and dynamics of complex molecular systems, and relationships between the presence of biomolecules and synthetic chemical compounds with various disease states. The creative and research-intense environment contributes to a broad knowledge-base as well as cutting-edge expertise.

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We are looking for an experienced project coordinator to join our team.

The Kamerlin group seeks an experienced project coordinator to join our team. We are an international and interdisciplinary team of dedicated scientists who come from different backgrounds to study biochemical problems such as enzyme evolution, and structure-function-dynamics relationships in biomolecular systems, as well as fundamental problems in physical organic chemistry, using a range of advanced computational tools. Where relevant to solving problems of interest to us, we also engage in methodology development. More details about our team, and our research interests, can be found on the lab website: The role of a project coordinator in the group will be to provide both research and administrative support to the group leader, in terms of project and financial/recruitment management, and therefore both strong research and administrative merits are necessary for this role.

Duties: The duties of the successful applicant will be to:

- assist in the preparation and reporting of grant applications
- assist in research communication and outreach 
- assist with planning and execution of scientific meetings and larger conferences
- assist in coordinating research and training activities of group members 
- assist as a contact point for group members on administrative matters
- assist in group financial planning in coordination with the group leader and the departmental financial administration
- assist in HR matters in coordination with the group leader and the departmental HR administration.

Relevantly qualified candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in the research activities of the group and engage in active research, as desired by the candidate. This is however primarily an administrative position, and active research will only be possible if appropriate resources are available either through project funding from the group leader, or if the candidate applies for their own funding. Should the candidate wish to apply for own funding for research, the group leader will support this.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a STEM subject, ideally in Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, or a related discipline, in order to be able to integrate with the research activities of the group. The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience of research project management and administration. He or she should be willing to take personal responsibility for actions and results.

Emphasis will also be placed on personal skills. In this case, we place particular weight on the ability to work as part of a team and a positive attitude towards mobility. The applicant will be responsible for project and administrative management as part of a large research group, and therefore the ability to work independently and to take responsibility will be required.

Criteria for ranking: The ranking of applicants will be based on demonstrated project coordination experience, in the form of research project management and administration. High emphasis will also be put on personal qualifications required for the project.

In filling this position, we aim to recruit the person who, in a combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, are judged most suitable to carry out and develop the project-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department of chemistry. Interviews will be performed with the top candidates through visits to us or by electronic means.

Desired: A calculation background and certain programming skills are meritorious but not required.

Salary: Fixed pay. Individual salary.

Starting date: Upon mutual agreement.

Type of employment: Permanent position, probationary period of 6 months may be applied.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Lynn Kamerlin (, +46 18 471 4423) or Irmeli Barkefors (, +46 18 471 6681).

Application: The application must include a CV, full publication list, copies of diplomas and certificates, contact details of two references, and a personal letter including a short description of how the candidate meets the required qualifications for the post.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than November 2, 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3497.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Chemistry - BMC

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individuell lönesättning

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3497

Last application date: 2020-11-02

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