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Researcher in synthetic material chemistry

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry is one of the larger institutions at Stockholm University with about 150 employees and about 2,000 students per academic year. The teaching focuses on solid chemistry, material chemistry and modern characterization techniques. The main research areas are porous materials, bio-based materials and electron microscopy.

Project description
Project titel: Research on energy materials incl. project management

The group for Physical Materials Chemistry at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, led by Prof. Dr. Anja-Verena Mudring (www.mudring.org) is busy exploring new materials for energy-related applications for a sustainable society. Sustainability is one of our basic requirements. Thus, the development of clean technology that minimizes our environmental impact is of utmost importance. Applications in focus are energy efficient lighting, catalysis, magnetic cooling and thermoelectric energy conversion. In this context, intermetallics and related compounds offer interesting properties. Syntheses of these with state-of-the-art chemical techniques and advanced characterization methods such as X-ray diffraction, neutron scattering, electron microscopy, measurement of transport properties such as heat and electron conductivity as well as theoretical modelling are important in advancing the field.

Main responsibilities
The position requires the development, synthesis and characterization of intermetallic compounds, data analysis and interpretation as well as their scientific presentation in the form of scientific publications, oral and poster contributions as well as project reports and outreach to the public. The position shall entail knowledge transfer, training and mentoring in the field. Furthermore, the position will require participation in grant administration and active participation in proposal writing.

Qualification requirements
Eligible candidates must have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree which is considered to correspond to a doctoral degree in chemical or physical sciences or engineering and at least 2 years of post-graduate experience in the field of materials science, solid state chemistry or physics.

Assessment criteria
During the appointment, special emphasis will be placed on scientific skill. The candidate must have documented experience of synthetic solid state and materials chemistry. The candidate must document the experience by having published in reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Documented knowledge a variety of solid state synthesis techniques such as arc-melting, flux reactions and high temperature synthesis, in powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, electron microscopy, thermal analysis, materials property characterization (heat and electric conductivity, magnetization, etc.), property prediction with theoretical tools.

Applicants must have strong communication and management skills with excellent knowledge in English, both written and oral.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Professor Anja-Verena-Mudring, telephone: +46 8 16 12 52, anja-verena.mudring@mmk.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. 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
  • Project plan/ research plan (should not exceed 3 pages) that describes:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of proof of doctorate

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

You are welcome to apply!

 

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