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Doctoral student in chemistry

8 days ago | Closing on Jul 16
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student in chemistry
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
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Published: 8 days ago
Application deadline: Jul 16
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student in chemistry

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.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Chemistry

Smart Interfaces for Imaging Ion Fluxes

The goal of this research project is the development of smart interfaces based on chemical imaging ion-selective sensors using electrochemical luminescence (ECL). The incorporation of a new “generic ion transducer” will be the backbone of this sensing principle, allowing the separation between the target and detection compartment. The ion transducer has the function to convert the flux of the ion analyte into a coupled flux of the electroactive species, such as (Ru(bpy)32+), when an external potential is applied. As a response to this chemical stimulus, ECL light is generated at the electrode surface. In these sensing conditions, ECL is ideal to perform mapping studies with temporal and spatial resolution by tuning the surface activation based on potential application, or, alternatively, with massively parallel sensing elements (sensor array). This project may have application in two different fields totally aligned with the research lines already established in the research group: (i) analysis of chemical gradients in sediments (environmental applications) and ii) development of biosensors for controlled drug delivery (clinical applications).

What we offer

Eligibility

Master degree in chemistry or chemical engineering is required. Documented knowledge in analytical chemistry, especially in electrochemistry, is a particular merit. The applicant should have capability to communicate in English, be able to work independently as well as in a team, and be able to take initiatives and to drive the research project. Experimental work will be conducted to a large extent and good laboratory skills are considered as an additional qualification.

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Target degree: PhD

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH:s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • Applications must include the following elements:
  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue a PhD, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 2 pages long.
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH´s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH´s Ph.D. student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: C-2018-0927
Contact:
  1. Gaston Crespo, Assistant professor; , +46 8 7906419, gacp@kth.se
Published: 2018-06-14
Last application date: 2018-07-16 Continue reading
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