Post doctoral fellow in inorganic chemistry, novel permanent magnets
Sort on published: 2018-03-08
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Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory conducts research and education in chemistry. The Department has over 300 active persons, of which 200 are employees and the rest consists of guest researchers and students doing research at Master level. Annual turnover is just over 200 million SEK. For more information, visit the Chemistry Ångström's website.
Duties/Project description: Postdoctoral fellow in the group of bulk materials within the research program for inorganic chemistry. The research focuses on how material properties are affected by chemical composition and crystal structure. For example, we study how the chemical composition affect the magnetic properties. An important area is new alloys for permanent magnets without rare earth metals. The post doctor will work in the border area between chemistry, physics and materials theory; more specifically, with the synthesis and characterizations of new magnetic materials for application as permanent magnets. 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 Uppsala University and Höganäs AB as the industrial partner. 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.
Requirements: The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics or
equivalent. Applicants should be highly motivated and interested in research in chemistry and physics, as well as research on sustainable energy. Documented knowledge in high-temperature synthesis with different methods, diffraction (X-ray, electron and neutron) and general knowledge of structure-property relations is a requirement. Practical experience in development of novel alloy systems, magnetism and knowledge of different synthesis and analysis techniques are considered strong merits.
For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent within a maximum of three years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable.
Application procedure: The ability to work both independently and in a team is essential. The application must include a CV, copies of diplomas and transcripts, publications, and a short description of your research interests. The applications will be assessed according to the following criteria: compliance with eligibility criteria, previous experience in related fields as well as personal suitability. The research group is small but highly productive with high requirements on collaborative skills.
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Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 01-05-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary position for two years.
For further information about the position please contact Martin Häggblad Sahlberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 4 April 2018, UFV-PA 2018/722.
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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 2018/722
Last application date: 2018-04-04