PhD position in lithium-sulfur batteries
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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.
Duties: The primary focus of the research project will be the development of the positive electrode in the rechargeable lithium-sulfur battery system. An important aspect of the research will be developing an understanding of the changes in the positive electrode on charge and discharge and over extended usage. Development of electrochemical characterisation techniques is also of importance for the project.
Requirements: The applicant should have a master degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, or materials science, and possess a good understanding of electrochemistry and electrochemical methods, particularly with regards to energy storage devices. Previous experience with other lithium battery systems is useful. Experience in polymer chemistry, inert atmosphere techniques and characterisation techniques such as X-ray diffraction and porosity/surface analysis are highly meritorious, while competences in programming/mathematical software are appreciated. The candidate must have excellent capabilities in written and oral English.
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. Contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.
The research education corresponds to four years of full-time studies, and it can be complemented with up to 20% teaching, whereby the total employment time becomes five years. The salary is set in accordance with local guidelines of the Section of Chemistry, Uppsala University. Click here for further information
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Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 2017-05-01 or as otherwise agreed
Type of employment: Permanent employment corresponding to 4 years of research.
Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-04-17, UFV-PA 2017/964.
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/964
Last application date: 2017-04-17