PhD student position - Oxygen related reactions in Li-O2 and Li-ion batteries
Sort on published: 2018-03-07
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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 at Masters level. Annual turnover is just over 200 million SEK. For more information, visit Chemistry Ångström's website.
Duties: The PhD project will be carried out at Ångström Advanced Battery Centre (ÅABC) which is part of the structural chemistry program at Uppsala University. The goal of this project is to fundamentally understand chemical and electrochemical reactions involving oxygen gas and oxygen species in Li-O2 (Li-air) and Li-ion batteries. The scientific outcome will be beneficial to improve performance Li-ion batteries using high voltage cathodes. The project involves using variety of electrochemical characterization, online electrochemical mass spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and synchrotron-based x-ray absorption spectroscopy.
Requirements: Candidates should hold a master degree in chemistry or alternatively in materials science. Experiences with materials synthesis and characterization is necessary. Any experience in using electrochemical techniques and photoelectron spectroscopy to study batteries or other electrochemical systems is beneficial. The candidate should have good skills in speaking and writing in 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. Also, 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. 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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Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-05-2018, temporary position ending 30-04-2022.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending in four years.
Working hours: 100 %
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Please submit your application by 30th March 2018, UFV-PA 2018/823.
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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
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/823
Last application date: 2018-03-30