Project description

Subject: Physics or Chemical Physics.

The Department of Physics has a PhD position available for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate for studies in the area of aqueous solutions using x-ray scattering experimental techniques. The applicant is expected to play a key role in understanding the role of water in biochemical reactions by performing cutting-edge experiments at x-ray national and international facilities. The host laboratory consists of world leading water researchers with expertise in X-ray diffraction techniques. The position is placed at the Department of Physics (Albanova) and the PhD student will work as part of the group of X-ray Science of Liquids and Surfaces, XSOLAS. The group activity is related to investigating the structure and dynamics of water in aqueous solutions on a molecular level, as well as studying ultrafast chemical reactions at surfaces and catalysis. The focus of the project is to study aqueous solutions in the liquid and glassy phase using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS). The experiments will take place at state-of-the-art X-ray synchrotrons and free electron lasers, as well as at in-house laser setups at Stockholm University.


Ref. No. SU FV-0341-19

Closing date: 3 March 2019

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