Post Doc in Materials Design for Green Energy Storage

Royal Institute of Technology


Postdoc in Materials Design for Green Energy Storage

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för industriell teknik och management

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

You will drive the project on design, fabrication and characterization of materials to be used as electrodes in hybrid storage devices. The project requires a wide knowledge in materials science, with focus on materials design for energy storage/conversion. Particularly, knowledge in materials synthesis, characterization and electrochemical measurements is needed. In addition, experience in ab initio modelling of materials will be considered as advantage. You will work in an international team in collaboration with industry.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in have a PhD in electrochemistry or physical chemistry or chemistry or materials science, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Meritorious are:

  • Electrochemical skills: voltammetry, chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry, corrosion rate measurements.
  • Materials characterization: SEM, EDX
  • Deep knowledge of inorganic chemistry, particularly related to chemistry of complex compounds
  • Previous work in electrochemical energy conversion
  • General knowledge of safety measures in chemical/electrochemical laboratory
  • Common publications together with theoretical and modelling groups is a plus

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

The candidate should have problem-solving mindset, be independent, capable of working alone as well as be a part of an interdisciplinary team.

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About the employment

Temporary employment for up to one year with a possibility to one year prolonging. Start date by agreement.

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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number M-2020-0636
Natalia Skorodumova, Professor, +46 8 790 83 70, email:
Helena Lundquist, HR, +46 8 790 71 74, email:
Published 25.Mar.2020
Last application date 17.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET



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