Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials is today part of the Department of Engineering Sciences. As of 2020-01-01 the Department of Engineering Sciences will be divided in three new departments. The Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials will belong to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. 

Project description and work duties: The Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials has several years of experience from developing mesoporous materials such as the carbonate-based material Upsalite. Over the past few years there have been significant advances made in tuning the properties of the material.

We intend to start a new project in the field of additive manufacturing for production of mesoporous materials. These materials can find use in e.g. drug delivery, clean technology and sorption applications.

The work tasks include the development of inorganic mesoporous materials (synthesis, characterisation and modification) for application in additive manufacturing. We are looking for a dexterous engineer with practical skills to develop these materials and to apply them in additive manufacturing.

Qualifications: MSc in engineering or similar disciplines related to the research field. The applicant should have a strong interest in materials chemistry, especially on porous materials, as well as a technical interest. Experience in general materials characterisation techniques such as X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, and spectroscopy techniques as well as experience from additive manufacturing is an advantage.

We expect you to be proficient in oral and written English in order to interact and communicate effectively with all employees as well as to publish internationally. Excellent pedagogic and collaborative skills are required.

Personal qualities, such as the ability to manage and run scientific projects and to simultaneously interact with other researchers are very important. The applicant needs to be determined, structured and able to work efficiently both individually and in groups.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Application: The application should contain a brief description of the research interests and relevant experience, CV, publication list, copies of diplomas and grades, thesis work (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. We would like you to provide reference information or attach a letter of recommendation.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: Soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Ken Welch ken.welch@angstrom.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 31 January 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4622.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/4622
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 17.Dec.2019
Last application date 31.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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