KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher (2 years) to work on the development of new polymerization methods based on biobased aromatic platform molecules towards electric and ionic conducting polymers, Sweden – Dec 2022
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Brinellvägen, Stockholm, Sweden
A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. The applicant should have a relevant background in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Green Chemistry. Previous work on transition metal catalysis is considered a merit. Previous work with metathesis polymerization is considered a merit.
The project is located at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and supervised by Dr. Peter Olsén, Dr. Jakob Wohlert, and Prof. Lars A. Berglund. The postdoc is funded by a 2-year stipend from the Åforsk foundation (tax-free, ca. 27 000 SEK/month). The starting date is flexible, ideally Feb 2023, but later starting dates can be negotiated. The postdoc will be part of the larger biocomposites group at KTH (>25 people) and is foreseen to take an active role in the group's ongoing activities. Both Swedish and International candidates are welcome.
Conducting polymers for emerging green technologies is central to a future sustainable society. However, to date, there are very few biobased alternatives. The research program will try to address this by creating new types of conducting polymers from biomass. This project starts from the foundation, identifying new biobased platform molecules, developing new polymer synthetic pathways, and exploring the final properties of electroactive polymers. Mainly, we will target platform molecules derived from lignin, a waste product from the pulping industry; however, other platform molecules will be explored. The research program has its foundation in synthetic chemistry. As such, we are searching for a person with a strong interest in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Green Chemistry, or similar.
How to Apply?
Application Method: Send Email
Ref. No.: C-2022-2459
Apply to this scholarship by e-mail to [email protected]. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than 2022-12-14. Mark your application with reference number C-2022-2459.
The application must include the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position, maximum 2 pages)
- Research interest statement (max 2 pages)
- Published work as a Pdf document
Please observe that you apply for a scholarship, not an employment.
About the Employer: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Note or Other details
Period: 2023-02-01 – 2025-01-31
Number of positions:1
scholarship: 27 000 Sek/month
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
EU Citizens on scholar or private funding need to bring a certificate showing EHIC insurance (a comprehensive medical- and health insurance) from the home country, which must cover during the full stay in Sweden.
Without this certificate you may only remain three months in Sweden and will not be able to register as a residence in Sweden.
The responsibility for the comprehensive insurance is strictly on the applicant.
Peter Olsén [email protected]
Lars A. Berglund [email protected]
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