Postdoc position in Solid polymer electrolytes for batteries

Updated: 25 days ago
Deadline: 03 Jan 2022

Published: 2021-12-01

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Chemistry - Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 250 employees and has a turnover of 250 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 programs and master's programs. More information is available on our website . (https://kemi.uu.se/angstrom/?languageId=1). 

Project description: The present research project is part of a larger project financed by the European Research Council, and concerns the development and characterization of novel solid polymer electrolytes intended for batteries, especially Li-batteries. This includes polymer characterization, electrochemical characterization (e.g. impedance spectroscopy), battery construction and testing.

Work dutiesThe main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours.

Requirements: For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent within the field of chemistry, materials science or other for the position relevant fields, within a maximum of three (3) years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable. Certain circumstances include leave due to illness, parental leave, in trade unions, etc.

 The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant's ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount of publications.

Applicants should have a good knowledge and practical experience of working with solid polymer electrolytes for Li-batteries. Competence in polymer science and electrochemistry will be highly rated, as is solid-state battery construction and testing. Applicants should have 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.

Desirable qualifications: Advanced knowledge and/or practical experience in synthetic polymer chemistry will be beneficial, as is studies of ionic transport mechanisms and surface chemistry. Experiences of working with several different types of polymer hosts or salt systems are interesting.

Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published article or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: 2022-02-01 or as agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Daniel Brandell, +46 18 471 3709, daniel.brandell@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 3 January 2022, UFV-PA 2021/4583.

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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/4583

Last application date: 2022-01-03


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