PhD position regarding polymer electrolytes
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The Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory has for many years hosted a research environment focused on the development of materials and their applications within the energy storage area: the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre. We develop novel electrode and electrolyte materials, characterise them, evaluate and improve them with respect to battery performance, and study fundamental chemical processes and properties using both experimental and computational techniques. The research is, as such, both fundamental and applied.
The current PhD project is financed by the European Research Council (ERC).
Duties: The present research project regards synthesis and application of functionalized polymers for use as polymer electrolytes in different types of Li-ion batteries. Polycarbonate and polyester systems are of main interest. Important aspects are the correlations between structural and transport properties in the materials, and how the materials can be tailored for use in highly reactive electrochemical environments.
Requirements: The applicant should have a master degree in chemistry (or equivalent), and possess a good understanding of materials chemistry, including synthetic polymer chemistry. Previous experiences with electrochemistry and Li-batteries are highly meritorious. The candidate must have excellent capabilities in written and oral English.
Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published article or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.
The rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the university's rules and guidelines.
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Pay: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).
Starting: 2018-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for four years
Working hours: 100 %
Applications sent in through email will, however, not be accepted.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2018-05-31, UFV-PA 2018/1293
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1293
Last application date: 2018-05-31