Researcher in Physical Chemistry with focus on Preparation of Semiconducting Polymers for Photocatalytic Proton Reduction
Sort on published: 2018-08-23
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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.
The researcher will be part of “Molecular Devices for Artificial Photosynthesis”-group within the physical chemistry program. The program which is highly recognized internationally 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.
Duties: The candidate will prepare organic polymers and study their performance with regards to hydrogen generation from water. The research will be performed in collaboration with several researchers and researchgroups in Sweden. Specifically, the collaboration involves organic chemists as well as biochemists for the design of new components, and physical chemists for advanced spectroscopic measurements. The project will be performed at the division of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory.
Requirements: The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, or equivalent, with a physical chemistry component. A high level of written and spoken English as well as the ability to work in a team is required.
Additional qualifications: Experience in polymer synthesis and/or organic chemistry is highly meriting. Additionally, experience in photocatalysis, surface functionalization or biochemistry is advantageous. Previous postdoctoral experience or equivalent is desirable.
The application should include: a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of degrees, published articles or relevant materials, if available. Also, contactinformation of at least two referencepersons should be included.
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Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 01-10-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary full-time position for 12 months, with possibility of prolongation.
For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Haining Tian, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel.: + 46 (0)18 471 3640, Dr. Gustav Berggren, E-mail: Gustav.email@example.com, Tel.: + 46 (0)18 471 65 95.
Please submit your application by 25 September 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2839.
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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
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Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2839
Last application date: 2018-09-25
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