Postdoctoral Position in Development of a Magnetic Sample Environment
Uppsala University

Postdoctoral Position in Development of a Magnetic Sample Environment at CoSAXS

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

In this project we exploit the enormous potential available in the large scale facilities in Lund ESS ( and MAX IV ( to study future battery materials. In close collaboration with research groups in Germany, e.g., Universität zu Köln and Forschungszentrum Jülich, we will take advantage of the possibilities at the facilities to study nanoparticle-based battery materials at several length scales simultaneously. This is made possible thanks to the new instruments DREAM at ESS ) and CoSAXS at MAX IV, ( ). Using iron-based components we will develop methods to study changes in the battery chemistry and magnetism at the nanometre level following their X-ray or neutron diffraction behaviour at small and wide angles. Also, within this project we will develop tailored experimental battery cells that will allow us charging and discharging batteries while irradiating them and under applied magnetic fields (in-operando studies).

Work description: The postdoctoral fellow will work together with a team in Uppsala, Lund, and Cologne, Germany that will focus in correlating the atomic (diffraction) and mesoscopic (small angle scattering) structure of battery components with their functional magnetic properties. The work implies the development, installation, testing, and commissioning of an electromagnet and FMR spectrometer at the beamline CoSAXS at the synchrotron MAX IV in Lund and in-situ magnetometry of the battery components at Ångström laboratory in Uppsala.

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

This position requires a doctoral degree in materials engineering or physics with a focus on magnetic materials and magnetic measurements. A background in x-ray diffraction, small-angle scattering and/or battery components is meritory.

The applicant should have very good communication skills and speak and write good English.

Applications should include CV, list of publications, copies of diplomas and other relevant documents. We recommend that you provide contact information to at least two reference persons or attach letters of recommendation.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2020-08-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Germán Salazar-Alvarez, or Professor Peter Svedlindh,

Please submit your application by 31 August 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2033.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Institutionen för materialvetenskap

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individuell lönesättning

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO
Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: 2020/2033

Last application date: 2020-08-31

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