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Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from
teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and
motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit
many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research
activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!
The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers
education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant
activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international
partners. We are one of the university's largest, oldest and most well known
departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology,
chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.
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We are looking for a PhD student in Materials physics.
Your work assignments
The project for which we are now looking for a PhD student concerns
fundamental research within material physics and materials chemistry,
primarily focused on investigation of novel 2D materials for energy storage
and/or energy conversion.
The Materials Design division is currently active in the development of
materials for supercapacitors and batteries, and also investigate novel
materials for catalysis, including hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). We
would now like to expand on these activities through application-inspired
fundamental research: We have a strong track record in the discovery of new
MXenes, and we now intend to explore MXenes as well as new 2D materials beyond
MXenes for these areas of applications.
The PhD student will perform materials synthesis (primarily powder-based bulk
synthesis), and characterize the 3D and 2D materials with respect to
structure and composition. The 2D materials will be formulated into electrodes
(and devices), and will be tested for energy storage potential
(supercapacitors and batteries) and energy conversion potential (catalysis,
such as HER).
The PhD student will be part of an international team (> 20 people)
performing related theoretical investigations and experimental activities on
laminated materials in 3D and 2D, including (in selection) advanced
materials characterization, high resolution (in situ) microscopy, and
As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and
the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include
teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.
The Materials Design division carries out research, undergraduate and
postgraduate education within Materials physics (Materials chemistry). The
division is divided in three units; Materials theory, Thin films and
nanolaminated materials, and Applied electrochemistry. The PhD student will be
part of the latter unit, though collaborate with people in the other units.
You have graduated at Master's level in physics, materials chemistry or
materials science/engineering with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of
which must be in advanced courses. Alternatively, you have gained essentially
corresponding knowledge in another way.
Documented experience from previous work on evaluation of materials for
electrochemical energy storage or catalysis is beneficial.
The applicant must have fluent (correct) English spoken and written.
Since the project is part of a big collaborative project, excellent
communication and collaboration skills are required.
Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral
studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is
The employment has a duration of four years' full-time equivalent. You will
initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will
subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending
on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to
a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental
duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special
Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally
negotiated salary progression.
More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your
application must be received at latest 13 december 2021.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be
Equal opportunities A majority of our PhD students within the Department of Physics, Chemistry
and Biology are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases
where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.
Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative
place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality
We look forward to receiving your application!
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