PhD position in Chemistry with specialization in Synthetic Molecular Chemistry
Sort on published: 2018-01-02
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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.
About the program: The Borbas group is part of the Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, within the Chemistry section at Uppsala University. The group is situated in a modern building at the Ångström Laboratory. The research at the Department spans from materials chemistry to physical chemistry, and from biochemistry to molecular biology. Strong cross-disciplinary collaborations are characteristic for the Department.
Research area: Synthetic molecular organic and inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, spectroscopy
Duties/Project description: The projects deal with the preparation of molecular catalysts for organic synthesis, especially for photocatalysis. The catalysts are based on photoactive lanthanide complexes. The project has organic, inorganic, organometallic and coordination chemistry aspects; the systems will be characterized using traditional organic as well as electrochemical, photochemical and spectroscopic methods. The project will partly be conducted in collaboration with partners at UU, in Sweden and abroad.
Representative recent publications are: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 5756 and Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 8174.
Requirements: A suitable background is a Master of Science (MSc) degree (or Swedish “Magister” or “Civilingenjör”) in Chemistry, with solid experience in synthetic molecular inorganic and/or organic chemistry, organometallic and coordination chemistry, and an interest in physical chemistry. Previous documented experience in (time-resolved) spectroscopy is advantageous. The ability of the PhD student to be innovative and not afraid to go outside the traditional discipline boundaries is appreciated.
Application: Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.
The duration of the PhD studies is four years extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties (typically teaching) at a level of at most 20%. Further information here. Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines.
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 for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 2018-03-01 or by agreement, temporary position for four years.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Docent Eszter Borbas, Phone: + 46 (0)18 471 7340, e-mail email@example.com
Please submit your application by 31 January 2018, UFV-PA 2017/4894.
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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
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4894
Last application date: 2018-01-31