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 290 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).

The PhD project involves research on new types of surface coatings for demanding environments, including nuclear fuel rods for use in nuclear power plants. The work is part of a larger research program with Uppsala University, Linköping University, and Chalmers University of Technology. Collaborations with other doctoral students and senior researchers are an important part of the research. The materials will mainly be produced using chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The research project will involve fundamental materials science studies of thin films produced with CVD, as well as application-oriented studies in collaboration with industry partners.

The candidate must have:

  • been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • documented knowledge and an advanced degree (or 240 credits as stated above) in materials science, materials chemistry, or related fields

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.

Additional qualifications
Experience in research and development work within the relevant field is advantageous.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact:  Professor Per Eklund, per.eklund@kemi.uu.se

Please submit your application by August 15 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1882.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1882
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 29.May.2024
Last application date 15.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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