Researcher in theoretical inorganic materials chemistry with focus on
dynamical simulations at solid-liquid interfaces
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Inorganic structural chemistry is a strong international research area at
the border area of chemistry, physics and technology, where modelling has
become an increasingly important tool for understanding dynamic processes at
the atomic level. The trend is towards modelling of ever larger and more
complex systems. The current research task involves using, and partly
developing, advanced methods for simulating and characterizing interfaces
between functional metal oxides and liquids as well as battery-relevant
systems in the context of the BIG-MAP pan-European project. For validation of
the calculation results, interaction with experimentalists will be an
important component of the work.
The tasks as a researcher mainly include conducting research as described
below. Teaching can be included in the tasks, but not more than one-fifth
(20%) of the working hours.
The research task consists of solving chemical problems in the assigned
research areas using the following methods: Statistical DFT simulations, TBMD
and AIMD, classical atomistic and "coarse-grained" MD as well as metadynamics
and thermodynamic integration for free energy calculation, with programs such
as CP2K, Quantum Espresso, Gromacs, Plumed.The research task also includes
some method development and implementation of self-written programs.
The tasks may also include supervision of degree workers and doctoral
students, work with applying for external research funding, and administration
linked to the tasks above.
To qualify for employment as a researcher, the applicant must possess a
doctoral degree (or a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to a
doctoral degree) in physical or inorganic chemistry or related subject.
Thorough knowledge, and own experience, of the techniques mentioned in the
tasks above are required, as well as of metal oxide-water interfaces and
phenomena. Programming knowledge in Python and Fortran / C are necessary.
The assessment of the applications is based primarily on the applicant's
ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Strong
emphasis is placed on the quality of individual scientific works than on the
number of publications. Large emphasis will also be placed on personal
qualities such as good collaboration skills, drive and independence , as
well as how the applicant, through his/her experience and competence, is
judged to complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department and
contribute to its future development.
Experience of calculating experimentally relevant quantities is a merit.
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: 01-11-2021 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary part-time position (100 %) for 2 years.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position, please contact: Kersti
Hermansson, 018-4713767, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 22 October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3750.
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individuell lönesättning
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3750
Last application date: 2021-10-22