PhD in inorganic chemistry
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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.
Subject description/research project: The PhD-student will work in the border area between chemistry, physics and materials theory; more specifically, with the synthesis and characterizations of new magnetic materials. The project will be carried out in the group of Associate Professor Martin Sahlberg at the Department of chemistry-Angstrom. The project is a collaboration between Chemistry, Engineering Sciences and Physich and Astronomy.
Work duties: The project is focused on synthesis and characterisation of new alloys and compounds, determination of crystalline- and magnetic structures etc. The aim is to find new matierals for applications within industry for e.g. permanent magnets, soft magnets and magnetic cooling. Synthesis using high temperature methods such as electric arc furnace, induction furnace and possibly solid-gas methods will be used. Characterization will primarily be conducted using diffraction methods like single crystal X-ray diffraction, Neutron diffraction and in-situ measurements using synchrotron radiation.
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20 %).
Admission requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
- Degree or equivalent as above in Master of Science (MSc) degree (or Swedish “Magister” or “Civilingenjör”) in Material Chemistry, Material Physics or similar.
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
- Good knowledge of high temperature synthesis, diffraction (X-rays and Neutron) and general knowledge in inorganic chemistry.
Additional requirements: Applicants should be highly motivated and interested in research in chemistry and physics, as well as research on sustainable energy. Practical experience in development of novel alloy systems, magnetism and knowledge of different synthesis and analysis techniques are considered strong merits. The applicant should be willing to work in an international and interdisciplinary research environment, and should have social competence to work in a team as well as independently.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.
Terms of employment: The rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the university's rules and regulations.
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.
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Pay: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).
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: Johan Cedervall (phone +46 (0) 18-4713774 e-mail Johan.Cedervall@kemi.uu.se).
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2018-09-18, UFV-PA 2018/2978.
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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 2018/2978
Last application date: 2018-09-18
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