Researcher in Physical Chemistry with focus on Preparation and Study of Semiconducting Polymer Nano-particles for Photocatalytic Proton Reduction with Hydrogenase
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Subject description: The researcher will be part of “Molecular Devices for Artificial Photosynthesis” group within the physical chemistry program. The program which is highly recognized internationally is part of the Department of chemistry – Ångström Laboratory, within the chemistry section at Uppsala University. The group is situated in a modern building at the Ångström Laboratory. The research at the department spans from organic, inorganic and physical chemistry to biochemistry and biophysics. Strong cross-disciplinary collaborations are characteristic for the department.
Work duties: The candidate will prepare organic polymer nano-particles and study their performance with regards to hydrogen generation from water in presence of hydrogenase as a catalyst. The research will be performed in collaboration with several researchers and research groups in Sweden. Specifically, the collaboration involves organic chemists as well as biochemists for the design of new components, and physical chemists for advanced spectroscopic measurements. The project will be performed at the division of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory.
Requirements: The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in Chemistry, or equivalent, with focus on photochemistry. Experience in preparation of nanoparticles and advanced spectroscopic measurements, such as transient absorption / fluorescence spectroscopy is expected. A high level of written and spoken English as well as the ability to work in a team is required.
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: Additionally, experience in photocatalysis, surface functionalization or biochemistry is advantageous. Previous postdoctoral experience or equivalent is desirable.
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.
Salary: Individual pay.
Starting date: 2020-03-01.
Type of employment: Temporary position, 6 months, with the possibility of prolongation.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position: please contact Dr. Haining Tian, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel.: + 46 (0)18 471 3640.
Please submit your application by 2 January 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4409.
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/4409
Last application date: 2020-01-02