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Postdoctoral Position (2 years) in Experimental Physics

Institutionen för fysik




  • Typ av anställning Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Omfattning 100%
  • Ort Umeå

The Department of Physics invites applicants for a postdoctoral position.
The research is part of EU Graphene Flagship project with specific target on development of new materials optimized for energy storage applications using supercapacitors and studies of their structure and sorption properties.
Last day to apply is 2018-04-29.

Project description
Energy storage parameters of supercapacitors need to be improved for broader applications. The project is focused on design of new graphene-related materials optimized for preparation of electrode materials for supercapacitors. The work will be aimed on synthesis of new electrically conductive high surface area materials using chemical modification of graphene and graphene oxides, defect engineering, preparation of graphene inks and preparation of electrodes using various methods. The project also includes characterization of supercapacitor device performance. The project is a part of EU Graphene Flagship and includes collaboration with several European partners.  

The position is a full-time employment over a period of 2 years, starting in May – June 2018 or according to agreement. Last day to apply is 2018-04-29.

Competence requirements
To qualify for the position, you should have a PhD degree, or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent, in physics or another relevant area. To be eligible, the degree should have been completed a maximum of three years before the end of the application period unless certain circumstances exist.  

We are looking for a highly motivated and responsible candidate who is passionate for developing as an individual scientist as well as a research team member.
Documented previous experience with graphene-related materials, characterization of supercapacitors and/or synthesis and characterization of carbon-based materials is required. Experience with X-ray diffraction, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy is highly desirable.  

Emphasis will also be placed on personal qualities such as collaboration and communication skills and analytical capacity. It is important that you have a good sense of initiative, and an ability to work independently. Since you will work in an international environment, very good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.  

The application
The application should include:

1. A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, your scientific interests, and your motives for applying (max 2 pages),

2. A curriculum vitae (CV) with a publication list,

3. Copies of relevant degree certificates,

4. Copies of the PhD thesis and relevant publications (max 5 publications),

5. Names and contact information of three references.

The application is to be submitted in our e-recruitment system and must be received April 29, 2018 at the latest.

For further information please contact Associate professor Dr. Alexandr Talyzin, phone +46-(0)90-786 63 20,

We look forward to receiving your application!


May – June 2018 or according to agreement


Alexandr Talyzin

090-786 6320

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-546-18


Monthly salary

Union representative


090-786 53 65


090-786 54 31


090-786 52 96