Marie Curie-PhD position in ABC-type block copolymers for increased mechanical stability and ionic mobility
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This research project will be carried out within the framework of the MSCA ITN project ”Polystorage”: http://www.polystorage-etn.eu/ (ESR 6).
Work duties: Synthesis of ABC-type block copolymers for increased mechanical stability and ionic mobility. The research project focuses on the synthesis and characterization of block-copolymeric systems for solid electrolytes in (primarily) Li-ion batteries. The research will give valuble knowledge of how the molecular structure and added salt influence the morphology of the materials, and how ion transport occur in the different phases of said materials. Also understanding the correlation between the ion conductivity and the mechanical properties of the materials are of interest. The project comprises extended visits to other research partners: Aalto University, Finland, IPREM University of Pau, France and Scania CV AB, Sweden.
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses.
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 chemistry, and possess a good understanding of polymer chemistry, materials chemistry and electrochemistry.
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
The eligibility criteria for this specific project are as follows:
- The applicant must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the undergraduate degree.
- The applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
- Experience in organic or polymer synthesis including working with air sensitive compounds are meritorious.
- Experience in characterization techniques such as NMR, FTIR, GPC, DSC, TGA, tensile testing are advantageous.
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 guidelines.
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.
Salary: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).
Starting date: 2020-08-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for four years.
Scope of employment: Full-time employment (100 %).
For further information about the position please contact: Docent Tim Melander Bowden, 018-471 3811
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2020-06-01, UFV-PA 2020/1655.
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Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.
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
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1655
Last application date: 2020-06-01
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