The Department of Physics have a postdoctoral fellow opening for an outstanding individual to work with Dr. Peter Amann on the development of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) towards applications under realistic catalytic conditions. This is done in connection with a newly built ambient pressure XPS instrument that was commissioned in the spring this year.
The successful candidate will build the new devices in close contact with industrial partners and scientists centered at Stockholm University, Stanford University and DESY research center in Hamburg, Germany. The candidate will be responsible for build-up, testing, conducting as well as evaluation and interpretation of spectroscopic results. Further, the candidate will support the use of the developed equipment also for other scientists. Utilizing the new designs, the scientific work will focus on CO/CO2 reduction to generate fuels and will be performed in the XSolaS group, providing a stimulating atmosphere of well-experienced researchers in the field of spectroscopy on catalyst materials.
The postdoctoral fellow will be positioned at Stockholm University with frequent travels to DESY research center in Hamburg to conduct synchrotron-based measurements.
Postdoctoral positions 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 should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.
A suitable background is a PhD in physics or mechanical engineering and experience in instrument development, catalysis, surface chemistry and/or electron and x-ray spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation with a focus on surfaces or condensed phase.
The successful applicant will be selected based on documented experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific instrumentations and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. We seek motivated candidates with talent for instrument development and programming.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.