Postdoctoral position in electronic, multiscale and machine-learning methods
for battery-relevant interfaces (BIG-MAP)
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a
strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and
research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference
in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity
and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden's most exciting
workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000
employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform (BIG-MAP)
project (https:// www. big-map.euu) is a consortium of 34 academic and
industrial partner groups funded by the European Commission. The announced
position is part of BIG-MAP and will be placed at the Department of Chemistry
at the Ångström Laboratory of Uppsala University. The host group
(https:// www. teoroo.kemi.uu.se/) collaborates with the Karlsruher Institut
für Technologie (KIT) and École polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
on multiscale modelling workflows and interoperability and the with University
of Cambridge and the University of Vienna on the development of machine-
learning potentials and property prediction of battery materials and
The host group is strongly involved in research on –combinations of–
electronic structure methods (DFT, ab initio and semi-empirical), atomistic
advanced (reactive) force fields and kinetic modelling. A range of
applications involving interface chemistry, redox properties, energy materials
and intermolecular interactions are being explored.
Work duties: The main duties involved in a postdoctoral position is to
conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of
working hours. The main focus of the current research project is the
exploration and assessment of interaction models and data interoperability at
different levels and the development of modelling workflows and strategic
simulations, all in the area of energy materials and interfaces consistent
with the goals of the BIG-MAP project.
Requirements: For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD
exam or an international equivalent within the field of Chemistry, Physics,
Materials Science or other for the position relevant fields, within a maximum
of three (3) years before the final application date. Under certain
circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable. Certain circumstances include
leave due to illness, parental leave, work 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
will be attached to the quality of individual scientific work than to the
number of publications.
The applicant is expected to (i) have a solid background in quantum
chemistry modelling of materials and molecules, (ii) possess at least
moderate skills in the application of machine learning to scientific problems,
(iii) possess good working skills in programming/ scripting, data handling
and interoperability, and (iv) have some experience with atomistic (force-
field) models, MD simulations and multi-scale modelling. Finally, (v) the
applicant is expected to have a very good knowledge of written and spoken
English and (vi) possess good collaborative skills, drive and independence.
Additional requirements: Consideration will also be given to how the
applicant's experience and skills complement and strengthen the BIG-MAP team
as well as the ongoing research within the research group.
Salary: Individual pay.
Starting date: 2021-09-15 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Professor
Kersti Hermansson, (+46-18-4713767, email@example.com).
Please submit your application by 16 August 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2836.
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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.
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: Seko Universitetsklubben email@example.com
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2836
Last application date: 2021-08-16