Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Chemistry (Organic Lighting)

Країна: Швеція;

Місто: Stockholm

Додана: 07.03.2019


Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Дедлайн подачі: 15.04.2019


Stockholm University is one of the world’s leading education institutes. Here more than 35,000 students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences. The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry ( is one of the bigger departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences with about 130 employees.

The Physical Materials Chemistry group ( at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry headed by Prof. Dr. Anja-Verena Mudring is concerned with designing new materials for energy related applications for a sustainable society. Sustainability is one of the fundamental demands of our society. Thus, the development of clean technologies that minimize our environmental footprint is of utmost importance. Applications in focus are energy efficient lighting, (photo-)catalysis, magnetic refrigeration and thermoelectric energy conversion. In this context, ionic liquids are investigated as technology enabler in the synthesis and development of improved materials for energy related applications. Activities stretch from state-of-the art wet and solid state chemical synthesis over advanced characterization methods like X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, neutron scattering, vibrational spectroscopy, NMR, UV-Vis and luminescence spectroscopy studies to modelling with computer simulations.

Project description

This is a two-year postdoctoral scholarship in the synthesis, structure and characterization of light emitting transition metal compounds materials for application in organic lighting such as OLEDs or LECs. The position will be associated with the project ”Smart Materials from Ionic Liquids for Energy Applications” funded through the Göran Gustafsson prize in Chemistry by the Royal Swedish Academy. The planned research efforts will focus on the development of new emitter materials.

Main responsibilities

The position required the synthesis, structure and reactivity characterization of transition metal complexes, organometallic, ionic liquids or other hybrid materials as well as studying their photo- and electroluminescent behaviour.

Qualification requirements

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 in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related.

Assessment criteria

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.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The successful candidate must have documented experience in synthetic materials chemistry. Advantageous is previous research experience in the field of organic lighting such as OLEDs or LECs as well as DSSCs, hybrid solar cells or related research fields. The candidate must document the experience through publication in renown, peer-reviewed scientific journals and/or a PhD thesis in the relevant field. Applicants must have strong communication skills with excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken.

Terms of employment

The position involves a fellowship for two years. Start date 2019-02-01 or as per agreement. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the principal investigator, Professor Anja-Verena Mudring (


Apply for the position by submitting the application materials via email to

Please include the following information with your application

•             Your contact details and personal data

•             Your highest degree

•             Your language skills

•             Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

•             Cover letter

•             CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications

•             Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:

– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement

– why and how you wish to complete the project

– what makes you suitable for the project in question

•             Copy of PhD diploma

•             Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)

•             Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

You are welcome to apply!

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