PhD position in Chemistry with specialization in Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry - Uppsala, Sweden

PhD position in Chemistry with specialization in Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry 
at the Department Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University.

Starting date: as soon as possible

Research Area: The Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory has ca. 170 employees of which ca. 100 are doctoral (PhD) students and many visiting researchers. The current position is in the framework of the Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis, which is a long-term, cross-disciplinary collaboration project, with strong international activities. The project is going to be hosted in Dr Jacinto Sa group, who was recently appointed at the Uppsala University for the development of nano-leafs composed of plasmonic structures, which are used for water splitting under solar irradiation.

Project description: The hosting research group conducts fundamental studies of plasmonic structures for the production of hydrogen from water under solar irradiation, which is related to Artificial Photosynthesis. The project involves experimental work using ultrafast and synchrotron spectroscopy, materials synthesis and testing. For more information, please contact the group leader Dr Jacinto Sa (

Qualifications: A suitable background is a Master degree or similar in Chemistry, Physics and/or Materials, or with a strong component of physical chemistry and materials.

Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance among its researchers and female candidates are particularly invited to apply.

For further information contact: Dr Jacinto Sa,; from 2014-09-01

Union representatives are Anders Grundström, SACO-rådet, phone: +46-18-471 5380 and Carin Söderhäll,TCO/ST, phone: +46-18-471 1996, Stefan Djurström, SEKO, phone: +46-18-471 3315.

How to apply: The application should contain a letter in which the applicant describes her/himself, her/his qualifications, and interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant exams and course grades, contact information of minimum two reference persons that are not related to each other, copies of the applicant's Master thesis or an outline thereof, and any previous research publications.

Uppsala University encourages a more equal distribution between men and women in the workplace. Guidelines for PhD students can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance 5 Chap §§1-7 and in the university rules and guidelines

The PhD students will primarily perform research for their own benefit; however other activities at the department (such as teaching and courses) will be included to a maximum of 20% of the PhD studies. Salary rates will be followed according to departmental guidelines.

You are welcome to submit you application no later than October 1, UFV-PA 2014/1916.

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