PhD position for Advanced Characterization of Interphases in Next-Generation Li-ion Batteries
Sort on published: 2019-01-17
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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.
Work duties/Subject description: The goal of the PhD project is the fundamental understanding of how battery electrode interphases govern the kinetics of chemical and electrochemical reactions. The methodology is based on the development and application of advanced operando experimental techniques characterizing the battery during operation. The scientific outcome will assist the development of next- and future-generations of Li-ion batteries operating at high voltages. The work will be carried out at Ångström Advanced Battery Centre (ÅABC) which is part of the structural chemistry program at Uppsala University.
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.
Requirements: A suitable background is a MSc degree in chemistry, physics, material science or equivalent. Experience in electrochemistry or material characterization is beneficial. The candidate should have good skills in spoken and written English.
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.
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 (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).
Starting: 2019-04-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for four years.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position, please Contact Erik Berg, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-02-12, UFV-PA 2019/147.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/147
Last application date: 2019-02-12