Postdoc position in molecular modelling of self-healing battery materials
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Project description: The present research project concerns the molecular
modelling of functional and self-healing polymeric materials for application
in lithium-based battery systems. This includes autonomous self-healing
electrodes, solid polymer electrolytes, and stretchable and flexible
electrodes. The work will be done as part of a larger effort directed towards
developing energy storage systems based on more “intelligent” materials.
Work duties : The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion
is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than
20% of working hours.
This postdoc position will initiate our efforts within the greater project and
the emphasis will be on developing and applying physics-based and data-driven
materials modelling approaches for functional polymeric materials and
associated battery interfaces. An important part of the work will therefore be
to provide the synergy to the ongoing synthesis and characterization works of
relevant materials systems in the same direction. The position will involve a
high level of scientific independence and you will be given the opportunity to
shape the development of this project.
Requirements : For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a
PhD exam or an international equivalent within the field of polymer chemistry
or other for the position relevant fields, within a maximum of three (3)
years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an
earlier PhD can be acceptable. Certain circumstances include leave due to
illness, parental leave, in trade unions, etc.
The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant's ability
to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance
is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount
Applicants should have a good knowledge and practical experience of molecular
modelling methods such as (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of
condensed phase systems. Applicants should have very good oral and written
proficiency in English.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and
independence, and how the applicant's experience and skills complement and
strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to
contribute to its future development.
Desirable qualifications: Experience in developing/applying machine
learning (ML) techniques for modelling energy storage materials will be a
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.
Salary: Individual pay.
Starting date: 2022-02-01 or otherwise agreed on.
Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position, please contact:
Chao Zhang, +46 18 471 37 21, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristina Edström, +46 18 471 37 13, email@example.com
Please submit your application by 13 January 2022, UFV-PA 2021/4425.
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual pay determination
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/4425
Last application date: 2022-01-13