Postdoc in surface protection of lithium surfaces
Sort on published: 2018-06-21
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Chemistry - Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 200 employees and has a turnover of 200 million SEK. At the department's six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering and civil engineering programs and Master's programs.
The Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory has for many years hosted a research environment focused on the development of materials and their applications within the energy storage area: the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre. We develop novel electrode and electrolyte materials, characterize them, evaluate and improve them with respect to battery performance, and study fundamental chemical processes and properties using both experimental and computational techniques. The research is, as such, both fundamental and applied.
Duties: The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours.
The primary focus of the research project will be realizing protective coatings on metallic lithium surfaces to suppress dendrite formation upon cycling in rechargeable Li metal cells. Development of electrolyte formulations to improve the interface behavior of coated lithium surface and subsequent Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) formation will be also of key importance for this research on advanced Li metal anodes.
Requirements: For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent within the field of Chemistry or Physics or other for the position relevant fields, within a maximum of three (3) years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable. Certain circumstances include leave due to illness, maternity leave, in trade unions, etc.
The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant's ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount of publications. The applicant should be well acquainted with thin films and related characterization techniques, preferably with experience in electron microscopy and complementary analyses. The applicant should be able to develop the research activities in an effective and organized way and must have excellent capabilities in written and oral English.
Additional qualifications: A background in electrochemistry and good knowledge of Li-ion batteries are highly recommended. Familiarity with electrode/electrolyte interfaces and surface analysis methods is also an advantage.
Application procedure: The application should include a letter where the applicant describes herself and her research interests. The application must also contain CVs, copies of diplomas and grades, and other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.
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.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary position for two years.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact Dr. Mario Valvo, email@example.com. Please only contact regarding specific questions on the project or the position. Applications sent in through email will not be accepted.
Please submit your application by 18 July 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2312.
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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
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2312
Last application date: 2018-07-18