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PhD-student position in thermo chemical recycling of plastic waste

 Our group at the division of Energy Technology together with our partners in industry work towards laying the foundation of the next generation of chemical recycling for mixed plastic waste. If you're a team player, interested in widening your scope on chemical plastic recycling, enjoying combining theory with pilot scale experiments and are curious about the details to make it work we can offer you a Phd-student position in our lab.


Information about the division and the department
The project is part of a larger collaboration with the chemical industry in western Sweden and addresses their need for deeper knowledge on the thermochemical conversion of plastic waste. Particularly, the heterogeneity of real waste streams and the technological consequences are in the focus. The division of Energy Technology has its own pilot scale facility for pyrolysis and gasification trials and advanced analytics for product characterization which is the backbone of our research. Complementary experimental lab facilities are available to investigate specific aspects isolated.

The position will include tight interaction with scientific and industrial partners.

Find out more on our recycling approach here.

Major responsibilities
Doctoral studies at Chalmers is a combination of individual research, studying on courses, and teaching. The research work is carried out as part of a well-established research group, with an experienced supervisor team. Your main responsibilities will be to drive your own research as part of our joint ambition which includes to support your fellow Phd candidates in their research and to receive support from them. A Phd-position at the division of Energy Technology includes teaching in one of our courses and might include other departmental duties which in total may comprise a maximum of 20 percent of the working time. Doctoral education in Sweden leads to a licentiate degree after around two and a half years, and a full doctorate after four to five years.  

Qualifications
You have a Master degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or equivalent with a relevant focus on process, chemistry, material science or energy.

Experimental experience in thermal conversion, experience with gas chromatography, FTIR or mass spectroscopy or experience with chemkin is considered a merit.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220621 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Application deadline: 31st of December, 2022. 

For questions, please contact:
Martin Seemann, energy technology
Email: martin.seemann@chalmers.se
Phone: 031772 1480

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
 



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