PhD student position in biomimetic flight

The research group of Dr. Arion Pons at the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences is delighted to announce a funded PhD student position in the topic of biomimetic flight. This PhD position offers you the opportunity:
› to join an inclusive and creative research team, with interdisciplinary expertise;
› to contribute to cutting-edge development of uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) and biomimetic micro-air-vehicle (MAV) technology;
› to develop an understanding of biological flight mechanics and its role in the natural world;
› and, to cultivate an international network across different disciplines of academia and industry.

Information about the division and the department
The Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences is highly diverse, with close links to the automotive, aerospace and maritime industry in Gothenburg. Among a range of fundamental and applied research in these areas, we have a strong focus on novel and sustainable aviation technologies. You will be joining an emerging research group, led by Dr. Arion Pons in the Division of Fluid Dynamics, and will have the opportunity to contribute to a pioneering new focus on biomimetic flight within the department.

Major responsibilities
As a PhD student, your primary role will be performing and publishing scientific and engineering research. Research areas may include engineering design of biomimetic MAVs; dynamics of vibrational propulsion systems; and biomechanics of biological flight systems. Theoretical analyses, mechanical design, and experimental testing may be involved, and it is anticipated that the line of research will be interdisciplinary, combining biomechanical and engineering studies. You will be guided by senior researchers in the department, and will be expected to communicate the results of your research at leading conferences and in international journals. A secondary role involves teaching or other departmental duties corresponding to 20% of your time.

Qualifications
To be qualified for the position, you should have a master’s degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant subject – this includes mechanical engineering, mechatronics, biomechanics, physics, and others. Outstanding candidates with only a bachelor’s degree with honours will be considered. We are particularly interested in curious and creative candidates:
› with a mix of theoretical and practical skills in UAVs, dynamics and vibration, flight mechanics, engineering design, and/or biomechanics;
› with experience in interdisciplinary research, particularly the interface between biology and engineering;
› with excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
› and, with demonstrated ability to contribute to the positive and inclusive outlook of the research group.

Swedish language ability is not required. Chalmers offers optional courses in Swedish for non-native speakers.

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 20230351 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 interest in biomimetic flight and why you are a good fit for the position
• 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: July 15th, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Arion Pons

Assistant Professor.
E-mail: arion@chalmers.se

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PhD student position in experimental superconducting qubit readout


We invite applications for several PhD positions in experimental quantum computing with superconducting circuits. You will work in the stimulating research environment of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT), a 12-year initiative started in 2018 with the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology. The core project of the centre is to build a quantum computer based on superconducting circuits.


You will be part of the Quantum Technology Laboratory (QTL) within the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), working in a large team of PhDs, postdocs and researchers. MC2 hosts a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility and as a member of QTL you will have access to measurement laboratories for superconducting quantum devices.

We are seeking PhD students to work on building the next generation of large-scale quantum processors based on superconducting circuits. To achieve this ambitiuous goal, we have a variety of projects related to:
• Readout optimization for large-scale quantum processors
• Simulation, design and characterization of traveling-wave parametric amplifiers
• Development and optimization of nano-fabrication recipes for superconducting devices

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

About you 

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Physics, Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, or equivalent, obtained no more than two years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). 

The ideal candidate has expertise in some of the following: design and fabrication of superconducting circuits, experimental quantum computing, microwave quantum optics, or related fields in experimental physics.

You are motivated for a career in quantum technology, in academia or at an institute or a company.

You have a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, sharing best practices and assuming responsibility. You are self-motivated; you pay attention to detail, and possess a problem-solving analytical ability. You are willing to help supervise bachelor and master students

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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 20230407 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: July 16, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Anita Fadavi
E-mail: fadavi@chalmers.se

Dr. Giovanna Tancredi
E-mail: tancredi@chalmers.se

Prof. Per Delsing
E-mail: per.delsing@chalmers.se

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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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PhD position in Inverse design of nanoresonators for quantum optomechanics

The Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology invites applications for a PhD position targeting inverse design for optimizing the mechanical and optical performance of nanomechanical resonators for use in quantum optomechanics. This research is part of a larger project (2023-2028) aimed at realizing optomechanical systems reaching deep into the quantum regime. You will be part of a newly formed team of PhD students and postdocs in local theoretical and experimental groups working towards a common goal. For this PhD project, we seek a candidate with an interest in theory and computation. We are looking for someone who wishes to work theoretically in the field of optomechanics, while still maintaining close contact with experiments.

Project description
Quantum optomechanics is a vibrant field spanning multiple physics disciplines. This PhD project focuses on implementing advanced inverse design methods, utilizing artificial neural networks, to optimize mechanical performance while maintaining a high optomechanical coupling. Your focus will initially be on designing structures that minimize dissipative contributions. The research will be carried out together with researchers in the division working on inverse design for improving the optomechanical coupling. The second stage of the project aims to integrate the two approaches into a single framework.

The PhD project is one of several within the recently funded 5-year Wallenberg project "Light strongly interacting with mechanical motion: Nonlinear quantum optomechanics with photonic crystal-based nanomechanical resonators", and the designs will be fabricated and tested by experimental groups at Chalmers. You will be embedded in the Condensed Matter and Materials Theory division, a research group tackling questions ranging from nanomechanics to optics and quantum physics. Chalmers University of Technology is a leading research institution in nanoscience and hosts one of Europe's largest and most well-equipped clean rooms dedicated to nanofabrication, as well as state-of-the-art high-performance computing equipment.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. This includes developing scientific concepts and communicating research results both verbally and in writing. In addition to the research project, you will also take graduate courses within the graduate school of Physics. Most of your time will be devoted to your own research and competence development, but you may also be involved in teaching and other departmental duties corresponding to 20 percent of working hours.

A PhD position at Chalmers is a full-time, time-limited research position and an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry. We offer a competitive salary, excellent working conditions, and access to world-class facilities and infrastructure.

Qualifications
The applicant should have, or expect to soon obtain, a M.Sc. degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in in physics or an equivalent degree in a related subject area. Knowledge of solid mechanics, machine learning and neural networks, electromagnetism/optics and quantum mechanics is advantageous. The applicant should be interested in working with computational physics as a large portion of the work will be of numerical nature.

You will be expected to take initiative, work independently when needed, demonstrate creativity, and take responsibility for your work. You also need to be able to disseminate results and knowledge within the scientific community and to a broader public. To that end, the applicant should have good command of both spoken and written English.

If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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 20230383 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: July 22, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Andreas Isacsson

Email: andreas.isacsson@chalmers.se 

*** 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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PhD student in diagnostics of PEM based devices: fuel cells and electrolysers


The successful candidate will take a key role in advancing the knowledge of operation of PEM based devices, with focus on the factors that may limit their performance. The exciting aspect of this project is being part of the bigger context of the competence center SESBC (Swedish Electricity Storage and Balancing Center), which involves many non-academic partners and a number of other PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Interactions with these people and the access to a large diversity of competences makes this PhD position rather unique.


Information about the research
PEM fuel cells and electrolysers are attracting vast attention due to the key role that they can play in the decarbonization of many important sectors, such as industry, transport and heating. It is also expected that PEM fuel cells (and electrolysers) will be integrated into microgrids together with other renewable energy source with the purpose to enable a better balanced and flexible electricity supply. In this context, challenges are related to finding the optimal operational conditions, to understanding the best hybridization concepts and to identify the factors that limit the devices' performance. In this project, we propose to use and develop experimental methods such as vibrational spectroscopy (primarily Raman spectroscopy), optical microscopy (SEM and TEM) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to diagnostic the operation of PEM devices and the degradation mechanisms of their components.

The project will be performed at the departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers, in close collaboration with a postdoc to be recruited, and is part of the bigger context of the competence center SESBC.

Information about the division and the department
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is one of the largest departments at Chalmers. We represent a broad field of fundamental and applied research and education within chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research activities reach from fundamental chemistry, chemistry at the interface of biology and medicine, materials science, renewable energy, to chemical engineering processing, material recycling, nuclear chemistry, as well as theory and modelling. We are committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level. Academic freedom, interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship and making societal impact, are key factors in our work. We strive to offer an environment where you can combine world leading research and teaching with a good work-life balance.

Major responsibilities
The PhD candidate will investigate fuel cell/electrolyser components as-prepared and post-use and, to the extent that it is possible, in-situ; analyzing the chemical stability of the PEM, the physical integrity of the MEA and the characteristic polarization curves. Single cells will be considered. State of the art materials but also materials and components provided by our partners will be in the scope of the studies.

Qualifications
A Master degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Physics, Chemistry, Materials science or another related field, as well as excellent language skills in English are required. The following is of particular importance for this project:
a) Interest in using advanced experimental methods
b) Fascination for the fuel cell / electrolysis technology
c) Skills in data analysis and ability to integrate high quality in the analysis process
d) Dedication to writing scientific articles
e) Ethical approach to research and collaboration.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is for 4 years of research including approximately one year of studies, while about 5% of the time will be dedicated to teaching duties or other services to the department.  

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 20230108 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: 31 July, 2023
The advertisement will remain open until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact:
Anna Martinelli, Applied Chemistry
anna.martinelli@chalmers.se, +46-31-772 3002

*** 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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Research assistant in historical electricity system transitions


The ongoing energy and climate transitions involve a transformation of the electricity system, but there are several possible future electricity system configurations implying a technology choice with far-reaching implications for society. In this project you will get the chance to increase your knowledge on sustainability transitions and what governs the direction of technical change in a historical study of past selection processes. You will work in a dedicated group, well networked in academia and society.


Information about the division

The division of Environmental Systems Analysis specializes in research and teaching in the areas of Innovation and sustainability transitions, Industrial ecology and Environmental assessment.

Information about the position
We are recruiting a research assistant in the area of historical analysis of electricity system transitions. The work is positioned within the broad field of innovation and sustainability transition research and is part of the research program Resistance and Power: on smart grids for the many people funded by the Kamprad Family Foundation (https://smartgridsforthemany.se/en). The project aims at investigating historical technology choice. The candidate will collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data.

The electricity systems around the world are currently in a state of transition. The climate crisis drives a shift from fossil to wind and solar electricity as well as an increasing demand for electricity for transportation and industry. From a starting point of centralized generation and national distribution, solar, wind and energy storage technology now enable local generation and local use in small off-grid systems or distribution in various smart grid configurations. At the same time, the varying production of solar and wind power stimulate sharing of electricity in larger networks, super-grids, crossing national borders and creating continent wide configurations. The final outcome of this development is far from given. The process is highly dynamical and will depend on numerous technical, economic, political, and social factors. Understanding the present and the importance of different factors is difficult. Here, a historical analysis of past similar transitions can help and shed some light on the subject matter. This is the aim of this project.

The position is placed at the Division of Environmental Systems Analysis (ESA) at the Department of Technology Management and Economics (TME). ESA conducts systems-oriented interdisciplinary research to find more sustainable technology solutions and to find ways to transform technology systems to better meet the environmental and resource constraints society faces. Our work is challenge-driven and cross-disciplinary, with a common systems-based approach. Our division has around 40 staff and faculty members, including engineering, social and natural science researchers. It is a dynamic and inclusive research environment with friendly atmosphere and cutting-edge research in multiple areas.

More information about the department and the division can be found at TME's web page: the department of Technology management and Economics.

Contract terms
The position is a full-time, fully funded, temporary employment of one year, during which you are expected to work according to the team's joint work plan and contribute to key deliverables.

Qualifications
You have finished or are about to finish a master's degree in Industrial ecology, Sustainable energy systems, Science and technology studies, Innovation and transition studies or similar. You have good communication skills in English. We also welcome candidates with a PhD in a relevant field.

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 20230386 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.

Please follow the instructions for compiling an application for a research and teaching position at Chalmers.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
One page where you:
- Introduce yourself
- Describe your motivation for applying to this position and what attracts you about Chalmers
- Describe how you support your colleagues and bring about a good working environment
- Include names and full contact information of two references that we can contact

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
- Your CV (please see the CV guidelines).
- Include a list of publications.

Research and teaching statement: (Please name the document as: Research statement, Family name, Ref. number)
One to three pages where you:
- Describe your previous research and teaching experience and focus
- State your future research and teaching goals and focus
- Describe how you complement our existing competences and how you could create synergies between our existing research groups

Required documents:
Certificate or Diploma verifying your MSc or doctoral degree  

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

Application deadline: 2023-07-31

For questions, please contact:
Björn Sandén, professor, bjorn.sanden@chalmers.se, 031-7728612


*** 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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Postdoc position in nanoalloy nanofabrication


The Langhammer group at Chalmers University of Technology is looking for a highly motivated Postdoc with a background in nanofabrication/nanophotonics/materials science to work in the area of nanoalloy nanofabrication for application in nanophotonics, optical sensing and heterogeneous catalysis.


Project description
Alloying offers an increasingly important handle in nanomaterials design, in addition to already widely explored size and geometry of nanostructures of interest. As the key trait, the mixing of elements at the atomic level enables nanomaterials with physical or chemical properties that cannot be obtained by a single element alone and subtle compositional variations can significantly impact these properties. Alongside the great potential of alloying, the experimental scrutiny of its impact on nanomaterial function is a challenge because the parameter space that encompasses nanostructure size, geometry, chemical composition, and structural atomic-level differences between individuals is vast and requires unrealistically large sample sets if statistically relevant and systematic data are to be obtained. To address this challenge, we have developed a microshutter device for spatially highly resolved physical vapor deposition in lithography-based fabrication of nanostructured surfaces, which enables establishing compositional gradients across a surface with single nanostructure resolution in terms of alloy composition. Such arrays can subsequently be efficiently probed using single particle plasmonic nanoimaging (Nature Communications 2021, 12:5427, Nature Communications, 2020, 11(1): 4832) to in a highly parallelized fashion assess optical, as well as chemical properties of the individual particles in the array.

The focus of this postdoc position is to further develop the microshutter-based nanofabfrication of nanoparticle arrays with compositional gradients comprised of 3 elements or more to enter the realm of so-called high entropy alloys. As the second key focus, you will evaluate the obtained materials for their hydrogen sorbing and catalytic properties using primarily the single particle plasmonic nanoimaging technique.

Information about the division and the department
The Langhammer group at the Chemical Physics Divison at the Department of Physics operates at the interface between materials science, nanoscience, catalysis, nanoplasmonics and in situ spectroscopy, with a particular focus on sustainable energy-related materials, nanosensors and nanoparticles. For that purpose we continuously develop and evolve our own methodologies for state-of-the-art nanofabrication, as well as build our own customized research instrumentation. Now we intensify our efforts towards the development of nanofabricaton and optical single particle characterization methods for the rapid screeing of high entropy alloy nanoparticles and their application in plasmonic hydrogen sensors and heterogeneous catalysis.

For more info, please visit our group home page here.

Major responsibilities
The Postdoc will further develop the microshutter-based nanofabfrication of nanoparticle arrays with compositional gradients comprised of 3 elements or more to enter the realm of so-called high entropy alloys. As the second key focus, the postdoc will evaluate the obtained materials for their hydrogen sorbing and catalytic properties using primarily the single particle plasmonic nanoimaging technique.

Key parts of the work will be:
- Lithography-based nanofabrication of alloy nanoparticle arrays with compositional gradients across the array with the aim to produce alloys with at least three components
- Characterization of the obtained nanoparticles in such arrays in terms of their optical, compositional, hydrogen sorbing and catalytic properties using a variety of state of the art experimental methods with single particle plasmonic nanoimaging as a key approach
- Co-developing a next generation microshutter device to improve the spatial resolution of material deposition, as well as increase the number of elements that can be mixed with high precision


Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).

The following qualifications are mandatory:
- You must have an experimental PhD in Physics, Nanoscience/Nanotechnology, Materials Science or Chemistry, ideally with experience in lithography-based nanofabrication and an interest in/experience with characterization of nanomaterial properties.
- Excellent skills in English, both written and oral.
- Excellent social skills and team player attitude with the interest to mentor PhD students.

The following qualifications are considered a merit:
- Hands-on experience with lithography-based nanofabrication
- Hands-on experience with nanophotonics/plasmonics
- Hands-on experience with optical sensing and/or spectroscopy
- Hands-on experience with studying surface reactions on metal nanoparticles
- Computer programming skills using Python and MATLAB
- Experience with numerical simulation tools such as Comsol Multiphysics or FDTD
- Experience with analysis of complex scientific data e.g. through machine learning

The position also requires excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. Applicants who do not have English or a Scandinavian language as their mother tongue need to provide documentation of good communication skills in English, typically evidenced by an English language test, for example TOEFL 550 (paper-based)/TOEFL 213 (computer-based), and exemplified during the interview process prior to admission. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.


Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two 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 20230385 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 as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• 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 research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: July 31, 2023

 

For questions, please contact:
Christoph Langhammer

Professor
Chemical Physics Disivion, Physics
Email: clangham@chalmers.se


*** 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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https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/work-with-us/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=11889&rmlang=UK

Postdoc position in computational multiscale modelling of polymer foams

Are you curious to develop computational tools to predict the thermomechanical performance of polymer foams? And do you like advanced computational modelling of nonlinear material behaviour? Then please apply for this postdoc project where we aim to establish an efficient multiscale framework to predict the mechanical behaviour of closed cell polymer foams under deformation at elevated temperatures.


Information about the division and the project
The postdoc position is to be placed at the division of Material and Computational Mechanics at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science. The activities of the division are focused on the modelling of the mechanics of structures, components and processes along with involved materials, thereby providing mechanics-based solutions and virtual solution tools to our engineering challenges. Currently, two postdocs and about 15 PhD students are working within our main research areas: Lightweight materials and structuresMulti-phase and metallic materialsProcess modeling and simulationRailway mechanics, and Structural mechanics. As part of your engagement at the division you will be expected to teach (up to 10%). This experience will further prepare you for future academic jobs, but also for communication tasks in industry.

The project is a collaboration between academic partners in terms of Chalmers and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and industrial partners in terms of BETA CAE Systems and Diab. As such, you will have a lot of support from experienced academic researchers and industrial engineers with different expertise relevant to the project. Specifically, the work will be carried out in close collaboration with Prof. Martin Fagerström at the Division of Material and Computational Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology; Assoc. Prof. Fang Liu at the Divison of Materials and Manufacture at Chalmers University of Technology; and Prof. Malin Åkermo and Prof. Dan Zenkert at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Major responsibilities
As a postdoc, you will be the main responsible for planning and conducting research tasks, as well as making sure that the project progresses as planned.
The three main objectives of the project are:

  • To develop a computational multiscale modelling procedure that allows for the prediction of elastic and inelastic behaviour of polymer foams with anisotropic material structure. This part also includes efficient tools to generate representative cell models of the foam, from CT data via numerical generation (and possibly forming) of realistic cell structures
  • To apply the multiscale modelling procedure to the case of hot forming of sandwich plates, and to develop a predictive tool for how the cell structures evolves during the forming process
  • To experimentally characterise a prototype foam core material, including geometrical characterisation of cell-shape induced anisotropy.

Qualifications
As a postdoc, you will be central to the project developments, and responsible for the numerical implementation and validation of all tools developed in the project.
We expect that you:

  • are a highly motivated and self-propelled person, with a distinct interest in the mechanics of composite materials and advanced numerical tools,
  • can take on responsibilities within the project, have the ability to take own initiatives and, when needed, work independently,
  • have earned a PhD degree in Solid and/or Structural Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics or similar,
  • have documented high competence in computational methods related to computational homogenisation and nonlinear material behaviour, and
  • can demonstrate good capabilities in numerical analysis and programming

We also expect you to be able to:

  • Develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing.
  • To present your results at high quality in scientific journals and at international conferences.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).
The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years with the possibility of a one-year extension.

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 20230394 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 as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• 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 research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: August 1st, 2023

 

For questions, please contact:
Martin Fagerström

Material and Computational Mechanics
Email: martin.fagerstrom@chalmers.se
Tel: +46(0)31 772 13 00


*** 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!


 


URL to this page
https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/work-with-us/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=11900&rmlang=UK

Postdoc - quantum thermodynamics of electronic and hybrid devices (theory)


We invite applications for a PostDoctoral position in the theory of thermodynamics of quantum and nanoscale devices. The position will be part of a research team working on energy conversion in small scale electronic and hybrid devices, reaching from fundamental principles to viable applications in quantum technologies. This research is funded by an ERC consolidator grant (2024-2028) and you will thus be part of a newly formed team of postdocs and PhD students working together towards a common goal. Beyond collaborations in the theory group, you will closely interact with local and international experimental teams; as a postdoc in the team you will have the possibility to be involved in PhD student supervision and to bring in your own research ideas.

Project description
The position will be placed in the theory division of the Department for Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers, where diverse research from quantum transport, quantum information, quantum materials to quantum thermodynamics is carried out. The hired postdoc will work in the group "Dynamics and Thermodynamics of nanoscale devices", lead by Janine Splettstoesser . The specific research project of this position will deal with the thermodynamic performance analysis of electronic nanoscale devices and of hybrid quantum systems with light-matter interaction. A particular focus will be on the unique properties of energy conversion in such devices, which are subject to fluctuations and often governed by nonequilibrium and quantum effects. The long-term goal of this project will be to explore realistic settings in which such energy conversion processes can be exploited in quantum technologies.

Major responsibilities
For this PostDoctoral project, we seek a highly motivated and technically skilled candidate with a strong interest in theoretical thermodynamics analysis of nanoscale and quantum devices. The candidate is expected to carry out their research in dialogue with local and international experimental colleagues, while taking responsibility in the supervision of PhD students in the team. We expect you to show initiative by proactively developing and contributing with your own research ideas within the advertised project. The major responsibility is to carry out the research project. There is no teaching involved. You will work in a collaborative environment, where team work is essential for project success.

Qualifications
You should have obtained a PhD degree in Theoretical Physics or similar. The degree should generally not be older than three to four years. Experience in theory of quantum thermodynamics and/or quantum optics and/or quantum transport theory is required - several of them a merit. The applicant shall be self-propelled with a strong driving force to pursue excellent theoretical research in a collaborative environment. The position requires very good verbal and written communication skills in English.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years (extendable to three 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 20230399 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 as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• 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 research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and motivation for applying for this position

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2023-08-07

 

For questions, please contact:
Janine Splettstoesser, Applied Quantum Physics Lab,
janines@chalmers.se


*** 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!


 


URL to this page
https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/work-with-us/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=11909&rmlang=UK

PhD position in quantum thermodynamics (theory)


We invite applications for a PhD position in the theory of thermodynamics of quantum and nanoscale devices. The position will be part of a research team working on energy conversion in small scale electronic and hybrid devices, reaching from fundamental principles to viable applications in quantum technologies. This research is funded by an ERC consolidator grant (2024-2028) and you will thus be part of a newly formed team of postdocs and PhD students working together towards a common goal. Beyond collaborations in the theory group, where you will get the possibility to bring in own research ideas, you will closely interact with local and international experimental teams.


Project description
The position will be placed in the theory division of the department for Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers, where diverse research from quantum transport, quantum information, quantum materials to quantum thermodynamics is carried out. The hired postdoc will work in the group "Dynamics and Thermodynamics of nanoscale devices", lead by Janine Splettstoesser. The specific research project of this position will deal with the thermodynamics of energy conversion of nanoscale devices.

One of the three topics will be the focus of your PhD project:
(1) Energy conversion exploiting nonthermal/nonequilibrium resources
(2) Fluctuations and precision of energy conversion in nanoscale devices
(3) Impact of quantum effects on energy conversion in electronic and hybrid devices.
The long-term goal of these projects will be to explore realistic settings in which such energy conversion processes can be exploited in quantum technologies.

Major responsibilities
For this PhD position, we seek a highly motivated and technically skilled candidate with a strong interest in theoretical thermodynamics analysis of nanoscale and quantum devices. The candidate is expected to carry out their research in dialogue with local and international experimental colleagues, while growing in independence. We expect you to show initiative by proactively developing and contributing with your own research ideas within the advertised project. The major responsibility is to carry out the research project, in addition you will have some teaching responsibilities. You will work in a collaborative environment, where team work is essential for project success.

Qualifications
You should have obtained a Master degree in Theoretical Physics or similar. Experience in theory of quantum thermodynamics and/or quantum optics and/or quantum transport theory is required - several of them a merit. The applicant shall be self-propelled with a strong driving force to pursue excellent theoretical research in a collaborative environment. The position requires very good verbal and written communication skills in English.

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 20230398 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
• 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 you motivation for applying to this position and for doing a PhD in this research field.

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

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

Application deadline: 2023-08-07

For questions, please contact:
Janine Splettstoesser, Applied Quantum Physics Lab,
janines@chalmers.se

*** 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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