The current project is a part of a larger theoretical and experimental effort to link catalytic activity and selectivity with atomic structure. The work will be conducted in collaboration with groups at Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University and three research groups in Germany. The candidate should preferably spend a part of the time at a foreign university. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council. The main part of the working time as a PhD student is devoted to own research studies. As a PhD student you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position will normally include 20% departmental work, mostly teaching duties.
The candidate should have a master of science in physics or chemistry and be trained in quantum mechanics, solid state theory and thermodynamics. Experience and skills in scripting and programming are mandatory. The candidate should, moreover, be able to plan and perform work independently and have good ability to communicate scientific results in written and spoken English.