Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Researcher in condensed matter theory with focus on energy and bio-materials

Are you interested in working with materials theory, with the support of competent and friendly colleagues in an international environment? Are you looking for an employer that invests in sustainable employeeship and offers safe, favourable working conditions? We welcome you to apply for a researcher position at Uppsala University.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over nine divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 100 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities. Read more on www.physics.uu.se

We are looking for a researcher in condensed matter theory for a project on advanced energy and bio-materials. The project is part of a larger effort focusing on new materials for energy and bio applications. These structures can be freely utilized for loading by and sensing of the interesting species like enzymes, DNA, etc. hence offering new possibilities in biosensing and green energy markets. Because of the highly complex geometries understanding of these hybrid nanomaterials at every stage is needed to better tuning the structure-property relation. Other study aims at efficient and sustainable hydrogen generation through developing more accurate transition pathway prediction technique as compared to the available ones, with a prime focus on two-dimensional (2D) materials and to envisage the catalytic reaction mechanism for H2O and CH4 dissociation on such 2D materials achieve efficient H2 production. The project involves the computational work using advanced electronic structure methods and large-scale computer simulations. The duties include collaboration with the various members of the group as well as outside group in Sweden/abroad and the production of research results in form of scientific publications.

Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics/chemistry or related subject. The applicant should have a strong background in computational materials science. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite.

Additional qualifications
Programming skills in C++ and Python are also advantageous with proven experience using VASP, GPAW, LAMMPS, GROMACS codes.

The application should consist of cover letter, CV, publication list, and a short research statement describing the applicant’s research experiences and interests. The applicant should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to wei.luo@physics.uu.se. Contact information for the letter writers should be included in the application.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 2024-07-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Wei Luo (wei.luo@physics.uu.se) , Prof. Rajeev Ahuja (rajeev.ahuja@physics.uu.se), Prof. Olle Eriksson (olle.eriksson@physics.uu.se)

Please submit your application by 7 June 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1804.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-07-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1804
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 07.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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