Stockholm University is one of the world’s leading education institutes. Here more than 35,000 students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences. The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK - www.mmk.su.se) is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences with about 150 employees.
MMK is a leading institution in materials synthesis and processing, structural characterization and materials applications. It compromises the research areas physical chemistry, inorganic and structural chemistry, and materials chemistry, the latter is one of the leading research areas of Stockholm University. Important characterization methods at the department today are X-ray, electron and neutron scattering, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and various spectroscopic methods.

Project description

The 2-year project "Hybrid Materials for Sustainable Metal Recycling from Li-ion Batteries" is centered at the synthesis and characterization of new sorbent materials. The research project will focus on the development of green methods for the extraction of metals from used batteries and subsequent adsorption on composite biologic-inorganic sorbent materials.

Main responsibilities

The position involves synthesis and characterization of new materials. This will include advanced synthetic strategies and characterization methods. Another part of the project will include the development of novel extraction methods for metal recycling.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral scholars are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science.

Assessment criteria

The PhD degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for application. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary group and should therefore be a good team player with experience to supervise students. Applicants must have strong communication skills with excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The selection is based primarily on scientific excellence and experience in the relevant fields.

Terms of employment

The position involves a postdoctoral scholarship for 2 years that is awarded by the Stiftelsen Olle Engkvist. The start date is per agreement with the Principal Investigator (Prof. Adam Slabon). Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the principal investigator,
Adam Slabon (Assistant Professor), email: adam.slabon@mmk.su.se and from the group website www.slabongroup.com.


Apply for the position by sending your application marked with reference number SU-432-5.9-0075-19 to adam.slabon@mmk.su.se. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application
    • Your contact details and personal data
    • Your highest degree
    • Your language skills
    • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents
    • Cover letter
    • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
    • Copy of PhD diploma
    • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
    • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!


Postdoctoral Scholarship in Materials and Environmental Chemistry



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