Postdoc in physical chemistry with focus on organic electrochemistry
We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in physical chemistry with focus on organic electrochemistry, placed at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), a division of the Department of Science and Technology (Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap, ITN), Campus Norrköping.
This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE, wise-materials.org). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science.
Read more: https://wise-materials.org
Research area and workplace
LOE/ITN is renowned for its world-leading research on electrochemical devices, bioelectronics, printed electronics, and nanooptics based on organic materials and involving the coupling of ion and electron movement. Currently, the research staff of LOE includes over 100 researchers (professors, senior and junior scientists, and PhD students) and offers a dynamic multidisciplinary environment, see http://liu.se/loe.
In our group of Organic Electrochemical Devices (OED) at LOE, we explore the conversions of biomaterials from forest, air components, and water at electrochemical interfaces aiming at green energetics. We share a common interest in exploiting the combination of electronic and ionic charge transports from mechanistic level up to device engineering for energy applications. Our research topics include organic electrochemical interfaces, oxygen and water electrocatalysis, membrane phenomena, and proton-coupled electron transfer. Our activities span the range from basic research to commercialization.
Read more at: https://liu.se/en/research/organic-electrodics
A postdoc will essentially carry out research on the electrochemical hydrogenation of the realistic liquid organic hydrogen carriers in both half- and full cell configurations. A postdoc has various tasks, including reading and learning on the research topic, driving the research, designing and performing experiments, analyzing the results, writing scientific articles, presenting the research results at conferences, active participation in the group meetings.
More specifically, the research topics are:
- electrochemistry of proton-coupled electron transfers on organic molecules;
- design, operation, and optimization of membrane flow electrolyzers.
All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, Graduate School | WISE (wise-materials.org) an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.
As postdoc, you will principally carry out research. A certain amount of teaching may be part of your duties, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.
To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree with a specialization in chemistry/physical chemistry or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.
It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these may be taken into consideration.
The expertise in general electrochemistry is essential. The experience in organic electrochemistry, engineering of electrochemical devices, such as fuel cells and electrolyzers, would be helpful. Oral and written communication skills in English are a requirement.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.
This post is a temporary contract of two years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. The position as a postdoc is full-time.
Salary and employment benefits
Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary in the application.
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Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 31st of March, 2023.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
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