Two Postdoctoral positions in Dye-Sensitized Solar Fuels Devices

Uppsala University
October 02 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory conducts research and education in chemistry. The Department has over 300 active persons, of which 200 are employees and the rest consists of guest researchers and students doing research at Master level. Annual turnover is just over 180 million SEK.

Project description: The project targets the photo-chemical production of solar fuels in molecular hybrid cells, funded through the Swedish Energy Agency. It comprises the development of molecular catalysts of energy relevance, i.e. water oxidation and proton and CO2 reduction catalysts, and their immobilization onto semiconductor surfaces. In combination with suitable molecular chromophores, photoanodes and -cathodes will be constructed and their performance evaluated. Complete photoelectrochemical cells will be assembled from the prepared photoelectrodes. Particular focus will lie on strategies to increase device efficiency and to prolong device longevity.

Qualifications required: A suitable background is a PhD in Chemistry, with solid experience in at least one of the following fields is mandatory: organometallic chemistry, preferably in an energy context, surface immobilization and characterization, electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, photoelectrode and device fabrication. The candidates will be chosen so that their expertise will be complementary to cover all aspects of the project. The candidates are expected to work in a team, but to advance their project parts independently, to help in the supervision of younger co-workers, to be innovative and not afraid to acquire novel concepts and techniques. 

For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent within a maximum of three years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable.

How to apply: We ask the applicant to attach a letter describing her/himself, her/his qualifications, and interests. It should also contain a CV, list of publications, summary of previous postdoctoral projects, contact information of minimum two referees, and a copy of the applicant's PhD thesis. Please indicate in your application where you see your strength to contribute in the project.

Research environment: The position will be places in the Physical Chemistry and Synthetic Molecular Chemistry groups that are located in the same corridor of the Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, within the Chemistry section at Uppsala University. For more information see here.

The groups are situated in a modern building at the Ångström Laboratory. The research at the Department spans from materials chemistry to physical chemistry, and from biochemistry to molecular biology. Strong cross-disciplinary collaborations are characteristic for the Department. For more information, see here.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University's excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: Individual salary

Starting: 2017-12-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact

Profs Leif Hammarström and Sascha Ott, e-mail

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-10-29, UFV-PA 2017/3410

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