The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic experimental and theoretical physics research. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center. The Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).
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Postdoctoral position for immediate appointment to work with Dr. Sergey Koroidov and Prof. Anders Nilsson and study the mechanism of CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) under actual experimental conditions using X-ray and laser spectroscopies. The candidate will combine operando tools with transient techniques to observe intermediates and identify redox changes in catalyst composition and species formed on its surface in response to an external stimulus. This project aims to deliver knowledge that leads to a sustainable CO2RR to obtain higher hydrocarbons and alcohols as an unrivaled energy resource in energy density, storage, and distribution.
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.
All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between Ph.D. students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.
The candidate will prepare the experimental set-ups, conduct experiments, organize beamtimes, analyze data, and write manuscripts. The candidate will be involved in large collaboration teams.
Postdocs are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.
A suitable background is a Ph.D. in physics with experience in laser spectroscopy and/or X-ray spectroscopy, preferably focusing on condensed phase studies and/or pump-probe spectroscopy. The position will be placed at Stockholm University, but the individual will frequently travel to PETRA III in Hamburg and MAXIV in Lund.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The applicant will be selected based on documented experimental knowledge relevant to the study area, scientific instrumentations and methods, analytical skills, personal motivation, and teamwork skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. We seek motivated candidates with a talent for instrument development, programming, and science
Terms of employment
The appointment is full-time and for an indefinite period of at least two years and no more than three years, with the possibility of extension if there are special reasons. Starting date by agreement.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace that is free from discrimination and provides equal opportunities for all.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Sergey Koroidov, email@example.com.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, firstname.lastname@example.org, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org (SEKO).
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
Please include the following information with your application
- Your contact details and personal data
- Your highest degree
- Your language skills
- Contact details for 2–3 references
and, in addition, please include the following documents
- Cover letter
- CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
- Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
– why and how you wish to complete the project
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
- Copy of PhD diploma
- Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
- Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!
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Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics
Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023