PhD studentship in Physical Chemistry
Sort on published: 2018-04-13
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The Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory conducts research and education in chemistry. The Department has over 300 active persons with about 200 employees in addition to guest researchers and students doing research at the master level. The annual turnover is about 200 million SEK. For more information, visit Chemistry Ångström's website.
Applications are invited for a fully-funded four year PhD studentship in Physical Chemistry within the Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University.
Duties/Project description: The research project will focus on the electrochemical, spectroscopic and photochemical characterization of transition metal complexes, in particular novel iron complexes with long-lived excited states. The goal of this project is to establish the ground and excited state reactivity and to demonstrate light driven electron transfer and redox catalysis. The scientific outcome will contribute to the development of materials for solar energy conversion based on earth abundant metals.
Requirements: Candidates should hold a master degree in Chemistry (or equivalent qualification). The applicant should have solid knowledge in spectroscopy, photochemistry and electrochemistry and documented practical experience in these areas. Experience of academic research on photo- and electrochemistry of transition metal complexes will be beneficial. We are looking for a self-motivated researcher willing to contribute to the overall aims of the research project in innovative ways and with high level of attention to detail. The candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills 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 rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the university's rules and guidelines.
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 for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: 2018-10-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for four years.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Reiner Lomoth, Tel.:+46-18-471 3644 , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2018-05-31, UFV-PA 2018/1297.
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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 2018/1297
Last application date: 2018-05-31