PhD student in Physical Chemistry with Focus on Organocatalysts for Fuel Production

Updated: 14 days ago
Deadline: 14 Jun 2022

Published: 2022-05-09

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The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

The PhD position is placed in Docent Tian’s group in Physical Chemistry. More information about the group can be found on group webpage:

The research project will focus on development and study of organocatalysts in electrocatalytic and photocatalytic fuel production. Specifically, this project is to seek organic catalysts for hydrogen evolution and CO2 reduction and to investigate the corresponding reaction mechanism. The project covers organic synthesis, electrochemistry and spectroscopic study


  • 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 essentially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English.

 Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development. 

Additional qualifications
The candidate having knowledge in organic synthesis and electrochemistry and with corresponding documented practical experience will be appreciated.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: 48 month

For further information about the position, please contact: Haining Tian, 0739530993,

Please submit your application by 14 june 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1574.

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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 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1574

Last application date: 2022-06-14

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