PhD in Physical Chemistry with focus on Organic Photocatalysts for Proton and CO2 Reduction
Sort on published: 2018-05-15
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The project is positioned at the division of physical chemistry at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory.
Duties: The research project will focus on study of polymer nano-dots in photocatalysis, particularly for hydrogen evolution and carbon dioxide reduction, by using electrochemistry, spectroscopy and photocatalytic characterization. The goal of this project is to understand the working principle of polymer nano-dot photocatalysts and to develop new and more efficient systems for light driven fuels production from water and/or carbon dioxide. Outcomes from the project will contribute new knowledge and methods to the research community of solar energy conversion and storage.
Requirements: The applicant is expected to have a Master degree in Chemistry or equivalent. The applicant should have basic knowledge in photocatalysis, spectroscopy, photochemistry and documented practical experience in these areas. The candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
Application: 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.
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Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-07-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for four years.
Working hours: 100%
For further information about the position please contact Dr. Haining Tian, 0184713640, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 4 June 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1767.
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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 2018/1767
Last application date: 2018-06-04