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Research position in Interfacial Electrochemistry – KTH, Sweden 2022

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Research position in Interfacial Electrochemistry is available at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health , KTH Royal Institute of Technology – Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, ,

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Qualification Details

  • Applicants must have a PhD degree (or have that completed by the start of employment) in a subject relevant for the research, such as chemistry or chemical engineering (or an adjacent topic like physics, but with a PhD project connected to the project areas described above). The degree should preferably have been completed no more than three years before the last application date.
  • The successful candidate will have documented experience working with electrochemical methods and/or laser-based spectroscopies.
  • Documented examples of both independent and collaborative research.
  • Documented examples of effective and concise English-language communication skills.
  • In general, good laboratory/instrumental skills.
  • An analytical mind and a solid academic track record as demonstrated by a very good publication performance.
  • Experience with coordination chemistry and non-linear optical spectroscopies.

Personal traits

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who can contribute with own ideas and who can work both independently and in a group. You have curiosity, diligence, cooperativeness, independence, and the ability to maintain an orderly work environment. The successful applicant will also thrive in a diverse working environment.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position initiates a joint venture by the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, both belonging to the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health. The two departments have many research activities that are interdisciplinary across the borders to Materials science, Environmental science, Biochemistry, Biology and Medicine, and host international master programs. The purpose of the joint position is to strengthen the connection between basic and applied scientific activities and to align them towards better fundamental understanding of electrochemical energy devices. Those devices include batteries, fuel cells, and innovative solar cells that jointly form the backbone of a future sustainable energy system.

Irrespective of the device, the mode of operation is electrochemical transport of charges, either electrons or ions, across interfaces, often between liquids and solids. Under realistic circumstances, those interfaces are not simple or sharp but attain a unique and operation-dependent state. The involved liquids are typically aprotic solvents. At this stage, we specifically seek a researcher for a project interconnected by overlapping research questions.

The project concerns Aprotic Electrolytes: Coordination and Transport Properties. The coordination of ions in non-aqueous electrolytes affects the transport and reactivity of the ions, and eventually the electrochemical properties. The project is about correlating electrochemical behavior with state-of-the-art non-linear optical spectroscopic investigations and thereby provides a molecular explanation to macroscopic transport and interfacial features.

The researcher will be part of a larger collaborative team involving senior researchers, PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows. While being members of a collective effort, the fellow will work independently on her/his respective projects.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: C-2021-2489
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • CV including education and relevant academic/work experience and publication list.
  • PhD diploma supplemented with graduation transcripts from master studies. Translation to English if the original documents are written in a language other than Swedish or English.
  • Personal letter containing a description of past experiences in the scientific field and a motivation why you are interested in this position, max 2 pages.
  • Contact information for two references

About the Employer:

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Contact details

  • Göran Lindbergh, +46 8 7908143
  • James Gardner, +46 8 7908167

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