PhD in Chemistry of Solid State Electrolytes at the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre Uppsala University, Department of Chemistry - Ångström Sweden

PhD in Chemistry of Solid State Electrolytes at the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre

Sort on published: 2019-02-22


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.


The Department of Chemistry - Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 230 employees and has a turnover of 220 million SEK. At the department's six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering and civil engineering programs and master's programs. More information is available on our website.


The Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory has for many years hosted a research environment focused on the development of materials and their applications within the energy storage area: the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre. We develop novel electrode and electrolyte materials, characterise them, evaluate and improve them with respect to battery performance, and study fundamental chemical processes and properties using both experimental and computational techniques. The research is, as such, both fundamental and applied.


Work duties/Research project: The present research project regards synthesis and characterization of solid state inorganic electrolyte materials for Li- and Na-ion batteries. Important aspects are structural bulk and surface changes during battery operation, and an understanding of ion conducting properties. The project is carried out in collaboration with academic partners in the USA and with Toyota Europe.


The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).


Requirements: The applicant should have a master degree in chemistry, and possess a good understanding of materials chemistry, inorganic chemistry and electrochemistry. Previous experience with lithium or other battery systems is useful. Experience in synthesis and characterisation techniques such as X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy and X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy are highly meritorious. The candidate must have excellent capabilities in written and oral English.


Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.


Terms of employment: The rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines.


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.


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: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).


Starting: 2019-04-01 or as otherwise agreed.


Type of employment: Temporary position for four years


Working hours: 100 %


For further information about the position, please contact Professor Kristina Edström, 018-4713713 (, and Professor Daniel Brandell, 018-4713709 (Daniel.Brandell@kemi.


Applications should however not be sent in by email.


You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-03-20, UFV-PA 2019/498.


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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement

Pay: Fast lön

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/498

Last application date: 2019-03-20

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