Researcher in (Photo)electrode and device fabrication, organometallic chemistry, spectroscopy, (photo)electrochemistry
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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Chemistry - Ångström laboratory conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 200 employees and has a turnover just over 200 million SEK. At the department's seven programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering and civil engineering programs and master's programs.
Subject description: The project combines principles from dye-sensitized solar cells and organometallic catalysis, with the overall goal to achieve photoelectrochemical fuel production.
Work duties: The project targets the photo-chemical production of solar fuels in molecular hybrid cells, funded through the Swedish Energy Agency. It comprises the development of molecular catalysts of energy relevance, i.e. water oxidation and proton and CO2 reduction catalysts, and their immobilization onto semiconductor surfaces. In combination with suitable molecular chromophores, photoanodes and –cathodes will be constructed and their performance evaluated. Complete photoelectrochemical cells will be assembled from the prepared photoelectrodes. Particular focus will lie on strategies to increase device efficiency and to prolong device longevity.
Requirements: A suitable background is a PhD in Chemistry, with solid experience in at least one of the following fields is mandatory: organometallic chemistry, preferably in an energy context, surface immobilization and characterization, electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, photoelectrode and device fabrication. The candidates is expected to work in a team, but to advance the projects independently, to help in the supervision of younger co-workers, to be innovative and not afraid to acquire novel concepts and techniques. Very good oral and written proficiency in English is mandatory.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual pay
Starting date: 2019-03-01, or as soon as possible thereafter
Type of employment: Full-time position for 12 months
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Sascha Ott, Sascha.email@example.com
Please submit your application by 21 Februari 2019, UFV-PA 2019/391.
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/391
Last application date: 2019-02-21