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There is an immediate opening for a postdoc position in modeling electrocatalysis by density functional theory (DFT). The research project is aimed at developing catalysts for electrochemical reactions, such as water splitting and ammonia synthesis, which are of interest in relation to renewable energy and sustainable development. Catalytic systems that are considered include crystalline materials, thin films, nanoparticles and single atom catalysts. Characterization of catalysts will involve mechanistic studies as well as the use of DFT based local surface descriptors that are currently being developed in the group. Data from the DFT calculations and experimental data will be analyzed using machine learning (MI) to develop predictive models for catalyst design
This is a full-time position of one year with the possibility of extension for another year. The start date is open for discussion, but we would like to see the position to be filled as soon as possible. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council.
The research project will involve collaborations with research groups specializing in synthesis and surface characterization. The candidate should be capable of independent research as well having experience of collaborative research and communicating research outside the candidates own area.
What we offer
A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline is required. The applicant should have experience in modeling chemical processes and materials using density functional theory (DFT) and a good knowledge of physical chemistry.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.
Experience of modeling surface adsorption and surface catalysis using periodic DFT. Knowledge in coding and experience of software development is also meriting.
The following knowledge and skills are meriting
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About the employment
The position is for one year with a possibility of extension for another year.
A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Titel||Postdoc in Computational Chemistry with Specialization in Electrocatalysis|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Publicerad||november 13, 2019|
|Sista ansökningsdatum||december 10, 2019|
|Ämnen||Katalys,   Elektrokemi,   Fysikalisk kemi,   Ytkemi,   Beräkningskemi  |