PhD position in Inorganic Chemistry
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Requirements: This PhD project is focused on electrochemical characterization of new metallic materials. The project is a part of a collaboration project, aiming as the development and characterization of new types of high-entropy alloys and applications thereof, currently in progress within the Inorganic program at the Department of Chemistry-Ångström Laboratory.
Duties: This PhD project aims at electrochemical studies as well as manufacturing of new high-entropy alloys. The work will involve investigations of the electrochemical behaviour of different alloys with particular focus on their corrosion resistances. The latter studies will be carried out using a new advanced instrument for studies of local electrochemical reactions on surfaces. The possibility to carry out electrochemical syntheses of alloys composed of a number of elements will also be investigated. Other characterisation techniques including e.g. SEM, TEM, XPS and elemental analysis will also be used in the project.
Qualifications: The applicant is expected to be highly motivated and interested in research in chemistry in general, and electrochemistry in particular. A suitable applicant would have an MSc in materials chemistry, material physics or equivalent. It is important that the applicant has a good knowledge of electrochemistry, materials chemistry as well as general inorganic chemistry. Experience of experimental work within electrochemistry, corrosion and/or electrochemical synthesis will be considered as a merit. The applicant should be willing to work in an international and interdisciplinary research environment including both individual tasks as well as different collaboration projects.
Application: Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines.
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Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: 2017-06-01 or by appointment, temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact Prof. Leif Nyholm phone: +46 184713742, e-post: Leif.Nyholm@kemi.uu.se.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-05-07, UFV-PA 2017/1231.
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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
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/1231
Last application date: 2017-05-07