Postdoctoral researcher in advanced materials analysis
Sort on published: 2017-11-09
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Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory conducts research and education in chemistry. The Department has over 300 active persons, of which 185 are employees and the rest consists of guest researchers and students doing research tasks at Masters level. Annual turnover is just over 175 million SEK.
Description: The postdoc will work at the within the program of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström, under the leadership of Dr Erik Lewin. The project will focus on advanced characterisation techniques of new materials, in bulk or as thin films, and the postdoc will thus work in the border area between Chemistry, Physics and Engineering sciences. The project will connect to several ongoing projects focusing on synthesis of new materials, and the postdoctoral researcher will within these projects work together with several PhD students, other researchers, and PIs.
Duties: The project will be focused on advanced characterisation techniques to determine the structure, bonding and microstructure of new materials. These methods will to a large extent be synchrotron-based, such as in-situ or nano- X-ray diffraction (XRD), hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES), or X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). Thus large parts of the experimental work will be conducted at large-scale facilities in Sweden and abroad. However also techniques available in-house at the Ångström laboratory will be of large importance (e.g. X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electron microscopy). Some materials synthesis may also be included. The goal of the project is to raise the level of materials analysis of ongoing and future projects at the program of inorganic chemistry, and introduce new techniques to the research groups. Additional collaborations with researchers at large-scale facilities as well as other departments at Uppsala university are also foreseen.
Requirements: To be eligible to apply you must have a PhD or an exam, which is judged comparable to a Swedish PhD that was completed within three years of the application deadline. If you received your PhD earlier but special circumstances, prolonged periods of illness, parental leave, military service, union duties and others of similar character, exist you are also eligible to apply.
The applicant must have a PhD in material chemistry, physics or science; or an equivalent education in a nearby scientific field. Documented experience in synchrotron-based materials analysis through spectroscopy, and good communication skills in (oral and written) English are requirements. Practical experience in diffraction techniques, thin films or coatings, high-entropy materials, and previous publications in peer-reviewed journals are merits.
The candidate should have a strong motivation for the research project and to be able to contribute with creative ideas, be structured, able to work independently as well as in a group, and be able to collaborate with scientists from other research groups and/or universities.
Application: An application should include a brief description of the candidates research interests and past experience, especially regarding the topics listed above as important for this position. The application should also include CV (max 2 pages), copies of exams, degrees and grades, and other relevant documents.
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Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 01-01-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary full-time position, two years
For further information about the position please contact
Dr. Erik Lewin, e-mail email@example.com, tel: +46 (0)18-471 3768
Please submit your application by 01 December 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3939
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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
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3939
Last application date: 2017-12-01