Researcher in Photoelectrochemical Processes in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Uppsala University Department of Chemistry

Researcher in Photoelectrochemical Processes in Metal-Organic Frameworks

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Subject description: The goal of the project is to produce metal organic framework (MOF) thin films on semiconductor surfaces, and to investigate the ability of the MOF to extract minority carriers from the semiconductor under illumination. Such semiconductor-MOF hybrid materials are generally poorly understood, and motivate fundamental studies on light-induced charge separation and transport. In addition, MOF thin films will be developed that catalyze specific reactions of energy relevance, for example CO2 reduction or water oxidation, photoelectrochemically.

Representative publications: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 15942; Nature Communications 2020, 11, Article number: 5819  .

Work duties:

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above


Applicants must have:

  • Documented knowledge in molecular (photo)electrocatalysis
  • Experience in surface functionalization of semiconductors and photoelectrochemical studies.
  • A PhD within a field that is relevant to the position.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Additional requirements: 

  • Experience in the preparation of MOFs.
  • Prior experience as postdoc is desirable

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: 2021-03-01.

Type of employment: Fixed-time position for two years.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Sascha Ott; 

Please submit your application by January 29 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4890.

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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4890

Last application date: 2021-01-29

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