KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology & Health

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

A one-year postdoctoral research position (with possible extension) is offered at the Division of Applied Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry of KTH in Stockholm. The research project is a cooperative one involving the Division of Applied Electrochemisty, Department of Chemical Engineering. The research program concerns application of advanced NMR methods and, on demand, selected optical spectroscopic methods for characterization of molecular and, in particular, ion dynamics in battery components such as electrolytes and carbonaceous solids. Structural features in the latter materials will also be investigated, particularly with the goal of clarifying their effect in the ion dynamics and in charging by alkali ions. Among the NMR methods used, special emphasis will be on solid-state and pulsed-field-gradient-based techniques. The ultimate goal is a better understanding of molecular/ionic features that have a decisive effect on battery performance.


The applicant should hold a PhD, not older than 3 years (net, not including e.g. parental leave), in either chemistry or physics or a closely related discipline. The applicant should have experience with and a proven track-record in NMR techniques and data analysis, with particular emphasis on solid-state NMR and pulsed-field-gradient methods measuring molecular displacements. Experience with electrochemistry is a merit.

The applicant should show good communication skills in English and a good track record of scientific communication as primarily testified by scientific publications. The applicant is expected to be highly motivated and should be able to initiate and autonomously carry out high-quality scientific research.

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The following documents shall be included in the application:

CV including education and relevant academic/work experience

Publication list

A one-page research statement

Contact details for at least 2 references or corresponding support letters submitted directly by their authors to furo@kth.se with a subject line clearly indicating the purpose

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2019-0398
  • Istvan Furo, Professor;, +46 8 7909592; furo@kth.se
Published 21.Feb.2019
Last application date 18.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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