Uppsala University, Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

The Department of Chemistry - Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 270 employees and has a turnover of 300 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/work duties
The main duty involved in a postdoctoral position is to conduct research. This research project aims to bridge atomistic simulation, microkinetic models, and continuum physics in the area of multi-scale modelling of electrochemical interfaces for high-rate energy storage systems (e.g. pseudocapacitors and aqueous batteries).

Our approach applies finite-field density functional theory (DFT)-based and machine learning (ML)-accelerated molecular dynamics (MD) simulations recently developed and applied in the TeC group at Uppsala (https://tec-group.github.io) as well as microkinetic models and continuum physics approaches to describe the current/potential responses (impedance and voltammogram) of electrochemical interfaces. This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups in Europe and the US.

PhD degree in physics or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree within the field of physics or other for the position relevant field. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Applicants should have very good knowledge and practical experience in microkinetic modelling and continuum physics simulation of electrochemical systems. Programming and numerical skills will be necessary. Applicants should have very good oral and written proficiency in English.

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.

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
Experience with molecular dynamics simulations and electronic structure calculations of condensed phase systems will be beneficial.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 2024-10-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position please contact: Chao Zhang, +46 18 471 37 21, chao.zhang@kemi.uu.se 

Please submit your application by 20 June 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1823.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-09-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1823
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 24.May.2024
Last application date 20.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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