Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Chemistry

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 24 Jul 2022

Ref. No. SU FV-2513-22

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry . Closing date: 24 July 2022.

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 aim of the overall project has two facets: to develop new, fast, and energy-efficient sorbents for carbon dioxide capture from air and to develop materials that can be used in water purification. The funding comes from the MistraTerraClean foundation and a company partner.

The postdoctoral fellow will focus on synthesizing and characterizing aminated materials for CO2 capture and materials suitible for the removal of for example Zn2+ from water. We envisage studies which, in addition to the studies of the synthesis of the materials also studies of the uptake and release of CO2 and metal ions.

Main responsibilities
Chemical synthesis and chemical characterization. Detailed characterization and analyzes with IR and solid phase NMR spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy may be important as well as studying colloidal and polymer properties.

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 maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2022-09-01 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 Professor Niklas Hedin, telephone +46 8 16 24 17, .

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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