Uppsala University, Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

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The Department of Chemistry - Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 230 employees and has a turnover of 220 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.

Description of research project & work duties: The goal of the PhD project is the fundamental understanding of performance-limiting mechanisms in commercial state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries. Particular focus is on the explanation and prediction of side-reactions in operating Li-ion cells. For that purpose analytical equipment of high sensitivity, most notably Online Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry (OEMS) and Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance (EQCM), will be developed and applied. The methodology and results should open up for powerful new means for the academia and industry to understand, assess and possibly even predict the nature, extent and onset of side-reactions in already assembled and/or purchased Li-ion batteries. The work will be carried out at Ångström Advanced Battery Centre (ÅABC) at Uppsala University in close collaboration with worldwide leading industrial partners in the transportation sector.

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%).

Eligibility requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • 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 substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Required qualifications:

  • MSc degree in chemistry, physics, material science or equivalent.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Desirable qualifications: Experience in electrochemistry or material characterization is beneficial. 

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment: The rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the university's rules and guidelines.

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.

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.

Salary: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).

Starting date: 2020-04-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment contract: Fixed-term (100 %) for four years.

For further information about the position please contact: Erik Berg erik.berg@kemi.uu.se 018-471 3734.

Please submit your application by 31 March 2020, UFV-PA 2020/714.

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Type of employment PhD placement
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-04-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/714
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 27.Feb.2020
Last application date 31.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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