Postdoc Position in Simulations of Li-Ion Batteries by Finite Element Methodology
Uppsala University Department of Chemistry
Sweden

Postdoc Position in Simulations of Li-Ion Batteries by Finite Element Methodology

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 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 just over 220 million SEK. At the department's seven 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. 

Subject description: 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, characterize 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: 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. The main focus of the current research project is modelling of Li-ion batteries through application of finite element methods. The computational results will be correlated to experimental tests and measurements on batteries, and treated by machine learning techniques. The project involves colaboration with industry.

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. 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 of publications. The applicant shall be well familiar with modelling techniques and multiphysics software (Ansys, Comsol, or similar). 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’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Additional requirements: Knowledge of Li-ion batteries is recommended, but not necessary. Familiarity with programming is useful, as is experiences of machine learning methodology. 

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: 2020-08-01.

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Daniel Brandell, +46-18-4713709

Please submit your application by 19 of June 2020 UFV-PA 2020/1929.

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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Type of employment: Full time , Postdoctoral studies.

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1929

Last application date: 2020-06-19


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