PhD in Chemistry of organic battery electrodes at the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre
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The Department of Chemistry - Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 200 employees and has a turnover of 200 million SEK. At the department's six 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. More information is available on our website.
The Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory has for many years hosted a research environment focused on the development of materials and their applications within the energy storage area: the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre. We develop novel electrode and electrolyte materials, characterise them, evaluate and improve them with respect to battery performance, and study fundamental chemical processes and properties using both experimental and computational techniques. The research is, as such, both fundamental and applied.
Work duties/research project: The present research project regards the development of organic electrodes for Li-ion and similar high energy density rechargeable batteries. The research will focus on gaining a fundamental understanding of the functionality and surface chemistry of the active materials in electrochemical cells, and tailoring the chemistry for optimal battery performance. The project will contain international collaboration with France (University of Nantes).
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
Admission requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
Requirements: The applicant should have a master degree in Chemistry, preferentially with focus on organic chemistry and electrochemistry. Experiences in materials characterisation techniques such as diffraction, photoelectron spectroscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, NMR, are meritorious. Previous experience with lithium or other battery systems is an advantage. The candidate must have excellent capabilities in written and oral English.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.
Terms of employment: The rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the university's rules and guidelines.
Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published article or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included. 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.
Pay: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).
Starting: 2019-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for four years.
Working hours: 100 %.
For further information about the position, please Contact: Professor Daniel Brandell, (Daniel.Brandell@kemi.uu.se). Applications should however not be sent in by email.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-06-30, UFV-PA 2019/1353.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1353
Last application date: 2019-06-30