Research Position in Theoretical Inorganic Materials Chemistry for Dynamical Simulations of Nanomaterials Interfaces with Water
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The Department of Chemistry - Ångström laboratory conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 200 employees and has a turnover just over 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: The focus of the research done in the Teoroo (Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry) group is e-science for materials chemistry, i.e. molecules + materials + chemistry + computers + software. We develop multi-scale models and methods to bring simulations closer to the complex, large-scale dynamical problems of the real world, in fields such as catalysis, electrochemistry, nano-chemistry, and hydration phenomena. The methods used in the group include – combinations of – ab initio and semi-empirical quantum-mechanical methods, advanced (reactive) force fields, MD simulations, and computational vibrational spectroscopy. We explore and explain physical and chemical phenomena involving metal-oxide surfaces and nano-particles, both under high vacuum and in complex and more realistic environments, such as aqueous media. Water and aqueous solutions themselves are also of particular interest to the group as well as ion transport in non-aqueous solvents. For more information about the research group, visit our website.
Work duties: Research concerning the structural chemistry of inorganic materials is an internationally large and interdisciplinary area, combining chemistry, physics and engineering, where modelling has become an important tool used to understand dynamic atomic level processes. The development in this area (“computational materials chemistry”) aims in the direction of simulations of larger and more complex chemical systems, for example reactive nanoparticles in solution or the interactions of ions with polymeric matrices, which demand new computational approaches. The details of the research to be conducted within the scope of the announced position will be elaborated in concert with the candidate's experience and expertise. This means that the position may either be application-oriented, comprising large-scale molecular dynamics simulations in one of our profile areas described above, or more method-oriented, with a focus on the development of force-fields and approximate quantum-chemical models for redox-active systems. The aim of the research is to increase our chemical understanding of inorganic liquid–solid interfaces through clever analysis of structure–dynamics–property relationships derived from computational materials chemistry.
- A PhD within the field of Chemistry, Physics, or other for the position relevant fields.
- High expertise in developing and/or using computational chemistry techniques such as Density Functional Theory (DFT) simulations and Force Field (FF) simulations.
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Additional qualifications: Programming proficiency is a merit, as is experience of machine learning techniques.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.
The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the doctoral thesis, published articles or relevant materials, if available. Also, letter(s) of recommendation can be included.
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: 15-10-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary position for one year.
For further information about the position please contact
Associate Senior Lecturer Peter Broqvist firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Jolla Kullgren email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 15 October 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3187.
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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 2018/3187
Last application date: 2018-10-15
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