Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Chemistry

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 01 May 2023

Ref. No. SU FV-4615-22

at the Department of Materials and Enviromental Chemistry . Closing date: 5 January 2023.

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry has about 160 employees and is within the Faculty of Science. Profiled research are within Materials and Structural Chemistry as well as Analytical Chemistry.

Project description
The aims of the overall project are:

  • Synthesis of metal oxynitride semiconductor nanomaterials and functionalization of their surfaces with functional coatings and chemically anchored molecular metal catalysts.
  • Fabrication of transparent photoanodes based on nitrogen-based semiconductors, which exhibit a higher theoretical solar-to-hydrogen efficiency than Ta3N5 (bandgap 2.1eV), and subsequent production of a tandem cell.
  • Synthesis and structure determination of novel ternary metal nitrides and quaternary metal oxynitrides for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting.

Main responsibilities
The postdoc will focus on materials synthesis and materials characterization. Detailed characterization and analysis with XRD and electrochemical workstation may be important as well as studying surface properties such as XPS and electron microscropy. Partial supervison of PhD and master student will be involved.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Because of the nature of the project, the interest in collaborating with other academic groups and industrial project partners will also have some importance. Good knowledge of English is important.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2023-02-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from obtained Professor Jiayin Yuan, telephone +46 8 16 23 91, , and Professor Adam Slabon, .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, , and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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