36 PhD, Postdocs and Faculty Positions at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

36 PhD, Postdocs and Faculty Positions at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral Scholarships (28) at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Postdoctoral Scholarships (28) at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

PhD Scholarships (15) at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

PhD Scholarships (15) at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Karolinska Institute in Sweden invites application for vacant (91) PhD, Postdoc and Academic Positions

Karolinska Institute in Sweden invites application for vacant (91) PhD, Postdoc and Academic Positions

Sultan Qaboos University in Oman invites application for vacant (16) Academic Positions

Sultan Qaboos University in Oman invites application for vacant (16) Academic Positions

PhD position in solid state chemistry

 The position is centered around creating and characterizing novel materials for the transition to sustainable energy. In the newly founded Multiscale Inorganic Energy Materials group within Chalmers’s Energy and Materials division, we aim to create materials with novel structural motifs on different length scales as catalysts towards water splitting and CO2 reduction. The candidate will elucidate the relationship of the materials structure to their functional properties. For this mission, we seek motivated and skilled PhD students to contribute to groundbreaking research at the interface between solid state chemistry, materials science, and catalysis. You will focus on the creation of new main group and transition metal oxide catalysts as well as the modification of their structure on several dimensions. To this end, you will explore various synthetic pathways towards new layered bulk and nano materials, determine their structure by X-ray diffraction, and study their physical and catalytic properties. Catalytic properties will be studied in close collaboration with researchers from the Applied Chemistry division. The objective is to develop novel structural motifs that can enhance the conversion of renewable energy into valuable base chemicals, such as hydrogen from water electrolysis or the reduction of CO2 to methanol.

Major responsibilities

  • Synthesis of solid materials in a chemical laboratory
  • Characterization of material properties, with a focus on techniques like powder X-ray diffraction including Rietveld refinement and scanning electron microscopy including EDX
  • Proposing and executing experiments at large scientific facilities such as MAX-IV, DESY, ILL etc.
  • Review of current literature
  • Communication of research results through scientific publications, public presentations, and internal memos
  • Collaborating effectively within the department and outside institutions
  • Conducting independent and self-motivated research activities

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fields
  • Experience in solid state chemistry
  • Strong laboratory skills
  • Experience with X-ray diffraction
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently in an organized manner
  • Solid teamwork and communication skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Merits
Experience in wet chemistry/chimie douche approaches for the modification of solids.

We offer
This position is full-time and has a duration of four years.

This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE, wise-materials.org). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science. All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School (https://wisematerials.org/research/graduate-school/), an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

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 20230700 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)

1-2 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 most recently written report, e.g. 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: 2024-01-08


For questions, please contact:
Daniel Weber, daniel.weber@chalmers.se

Due to Swedish data protection regulations, applications by e-mail cannot be considered.



*** 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!
 


 

PhD position in sustainable mobility

 Ref REF 2023-0666

Do you have an interest in bicycle planning and the future of urban transportation? Are you interested in working on an exciting international project that will help advance the implementation of sustainable transportation solutions in European cities? In this PhD position, you will have the opportunity to work with international partners in Sweden, Norway, Germany, and Hungary as we explore how cargo bike mobility can contribute to the future of sustainable transportation. You will work closely with research partners and those in municipalities, mobility companies, and others on the challenges of real-world implementation of shared mobility. You will also have the opportunity to explore innovative methods for planning shared mobility systems and engaging the public in issues related to cycling and sustainable mobility.

About the position
As a PhD student in Sustainable Mobility, you will engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary research investigating the impacts of such measures and strategies. Specific research topics center around the provision of shared mobility, cargo bikes, parking reform, neighborhood accessibility, and broader issues about the interactions between transport and urban environments. You will work mainly on the project “Car-goNE City”, an international project funded through the Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) programme of JPI Urban Europe. Car-goNE City is an applied research project that investigates the extent to which shared cargo bike mobility can increase accessibility by active transport to essential urban functions in 15-minute cities, lower transportation costs, and reduce private car use. The goals of the project include (1) studying time-based accessibility of 15-minute cities by developing innovative methods that incorporate shared mobility; (2) understanding the potential for shared cargo bike mobility to reduce car use and its interactions within multi-modal transport systems; (3) engaging residents in participatory design of shared mobility using digital participation methods, gamification, pilot projects, and living labs; and (4) identifying effective approaches for accelerating shared mobility implementation. International project partners are located in Sweden, Germany, Norway and Hungary, providing opportunities to engage in research based in different European contexts.

As a PhD student, you will also have the opportunity to collaborate on related projects that investigate the role of parking and mobility services in shaping travel behaviors, and broader issues around parking reform in Swedish municipalities and internationally. This work is related to multiple projects working in collaboration with the City of Gothenburg, housing companies, and others, with the goal of informing policy making efforts that support more sustainable mobility through reductions in parking.

As a PhD student in Physical Resource Theory, your main responsibility is to pursue your own doctoral studies, which includes work in the research project but also to undertake doctoral courses. You are expected to work independently, have the ability to plan and organize your work, to work in close collaboration with other group members and project partners, and to be able to communicate scientific results, both orally and in written form, in English. The doctoral program leads to a doctoral degree in Energy, Environment and System and is equivalent to four years of full-time studies, which includes research, coursework, and participation in seminars and conferences. Including teaching obligations (about 20%), the position is expected to be five years.

Major responsibilities
You will conduct research in the area of sustainable mobility, analyzing results and writing papers in collaboration with the Sustainable Transport and Mobility research group at Physical Resource Theory.

The position will focus on some of the main tasks of the Car-goNE City project. You will work closely with all project partners in various aspects of the research: research design, data collection, data analysis, etc.

You will also work closely with Swedish project partners, collecting and analyzing data from cargo bike pilot projects.

Qualifications
A master's degree in transportation, engineering, urban planning or related field, with a proven interest in sustainable transportation systems. The position requires basic knowledge of statistical analysis and/or spatial analysis (GIS) methods, interest in working with mixed methods research, ability to work independently and collaboratively, proven experience of writing in English, excellent academic track record, and strong motivation and commitment to scientific inquiry. Experience with different aspects of project management and knowledge of a language spoken in one of the Car-goNE City partner countries is desirable, but not required.

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 reference number 20230696 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, reference 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: 2024-01-10

For questions, please contact:
Frances Sprei, Unit head, Physical Resource Theory,
frances.sprei@chalmers.se

Devon McAslan, Physical Resource Theory,
devon.mcaslan@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!
 


 

PhD student in space geodesy and geodynamics

 Ref REF 2023-0665

To reliably monitor the Earth's ever-changing state, from earthquakes to climate change, it is necessary to have access to very precise measurements expressed in a stable, uniform and consistent terrestrial reference frame. The ITRF is the International Terrestrial Reference Frame, the standard reference frame recommended by a number of international scientific organisations: it is built from the measurements of four space geodetic techniques and consists of a set of coordinates, corresponding to each of the technique station positions. The four space geodetic techniques used are Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), and Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS).

The Space Geodesy and Geodynamics (SGG) unit of the Onsala Space Observatory is leading various research projects involving the use of the c5++ software package, able to process and combine data from SLR, GNSS, and VLBI. With the advent of space missions carrying the four space geodetic techniques, a software package that can process data from all four techniques opens the possibility of research based on multi-technique combinations, making the necessary next step of c5++ development to be the implementation of DORIS.

Information about the research division and the project
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to develop the DORIS segment (data processing and implementation in the c5++ software package) at the Onsala Space Observatory. The research topics to be addressed are primarily the fields of DORIS, space geodetic technique combination, reference frames, geocenter, earth rotation and orientation, and global geodynamics. The PhD project is divided into two phases. The first phase will allow the student to acquire knowledge on the space geodetic technique DORIS and its data processing using the GEODYN software package, which is developed by the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) of NASA, in the USA. Then, the student will apply the knowledge acquired in the previous phase to implement DORIS in the c5++ software package in collaboration with colleagues from Japan who originally developed the software package.
The PhD position is in the research group for Space Geodesy and Geodynamics. Together we work to increase knowledge on how to best achieve a long-term sustainable planet. Our main working places are the Onsala Space Observatory, 40 km south of Gothenburg, and Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as a PhD student are to pursue your own doctoral studies and to become an independent researcher. You are expected to develop and conduct your own research at the frontier of space geodesy and in particular DORIS, in combination to other space geodetic techniques. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, primarily in English. You are expected to write a licentiate thesis within 2–3 years and to defend your doctoral thesis within 4–5 years. The position generally may also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field, such as Geodesy, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Engineering Physics, Mathematics, Engineering Mathematics, Geophysics or an equivalent education. 

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 reference number 20230695 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, reference 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: 2024-01-14

For questions, please contact:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Karine Le Bail,OSO,
karine.lebail@chalmers.se

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Haas, OSO,
rudiger.haas@chalmers.se



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!
 


PhD student - diagnostics and modeling of gas-solids flow

 Ref REF 2023-0647

The open PhD candidate position aims at obtaining unique experimental insight into gas-solids flow to facilitate the formulation of efficient large-scale simulations. Modeling of gas-solids flow is central for both advance in the scientific field of multiphase flow and development of industrial sectors applying gas-solids operations (e.g., energy, chemicals, pharmaceutics, metallurgy). The research work combines unique advanced experimental methods and state-of-the-art strategies in numerical modeling.

Project description
Modeling of gas-solids flow is currently limited by: i) insufficient reliability due to inaccurate descriptions of the flow parameters at the micro-scale, and ii) unaffordable computational costs of full-scale simulations. Having this, this project serves the purpose of developing reliable modeling of gas-solids flow by experimentally gaining novel knowledge of the gas-solids flow at the micro-scale and use it to improve the critical modeling expressions for sub-grid momentum transfer with validated descriptions. This is a critical aspect, since micro-scale gas-solids flow phenomena remain largely unknown despite they are recognized to govern the flow picture at the larger scales. To experimentally access the micro-scale, a unique and novel technique based on THz-radar will be employed which recently demonstrated unprecedented levels of resolution, accuracy, and penetration. Regarding the achievement of full-scale simulations at significantly lowered computing cost, the project will investigate application of state-of-the-art strategies in numerical modeling (recurrence computational fluid-dynamics and deep learning) to the field of gas-solids flow, departing from the improved flow formulation at the micro-scale.

The project is a collaboration between the division of Energy Technology and the division of Fluid Dynamics. The division of Energy Technology, which hosts a long and world-wide recognized expertise in the field of gas-solids fluidization for energy conversion applications, has driven the implementation of the radar-based measurement technique to diagnose solids flows. The division of Fluid Dynamics, which holds a front-running research group in modeling of multiphase flow, develops novel methods for the effectivization of large-scale simulations.

The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council through a research project grant.

Major responsibilities
As a PhD student your main responsibility is to manage your own doctoral studies, which includes the project research but also to undertake doctoral courses. A successful doctoral programme leading to the obtention of the doctoral degree is equivalent to four years of full-time studies, which includes the cited research and coursework, and also participation in seminars and conferences. Further, considering teaching duties, the position is expected to be five years-long in total.

You are expected to plan and organize your work, to work in close collaboration with other group members and partners, and to be able to communicate scientific results in English, both orally and in written form.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position, you need to have a MSc degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant technical field and with a proven interest in fluid dynamics. An excellent academic track record and strong motivation and commitment to scientific inquiry are expected.

Excellent writing and communication in English, and high social and cooperation skills are required.

Further, we value possession of general programming skills, experience in experimental work and research labs, in CFD modeling, and in gas-solids flows.

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 reference number 20230675 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, reference 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: 2024-01-15

For questions, please contact:
Prof. David Pallarès, Div. Energy Technology,
david.pallares@chalmers.se, 0733689627

Prof. Henrik Ström, Div. Fluid Dynamics,
henrik.strom@chalmers.se, 0317721360

*** 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!
 


 


Astronomy and Plasma Physics division recruits postdoctoral researchers

 Ref REF 2023-0567


About the department
The Department of Space, Earth and Environment (SEE) addresses fundamental scientific topics. On the one hand, we focus on basic science related to the origins of the universe, of our planet and of life. On the other, we observe what is happening on Earth today and develop methods, tools and models that enable us to look towards the future and find solutions to global challenges about resources, energy supply and environmental impact. Together we work to increase knowledge on how to best achieve a long-term sustainable planet.

About the division
The Astronomy and Plasmaphysics (AoP) division is one of the five scientific divisions at the SEE department. We engage in world-class research, including observational and theoretical studies, in the fields of astronomy and fusion plasma physics. We cover a wide range of topics, including active galactic nuclei, astrochemistry, evolved stars, exoplanets, galaxy clusters and galaxy evolution, star formation and interstellar medium as well as turbulence and transport in tokamaks and general fusion plasma physics. The division consists of a diverse group of international and Swedish scientists, including approximately 15 faculty, 25 postdocs, and 10 PhD students. We collaborate closely with the Onsala Space Observatory, which is the Swedish national facility for Radio Astronomy. The observatory operates telescopes in Sweden, shares in the APEX telescope in Chile, hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC), and is the SKA center for Sweden. Fusion research activities are closely linked to the EUROfusion research consortium and are collaborating with JET and ITER.

At AoP, we provide the work environment to enable outstanding international research for postdoctoral researchers, including an active postdoc group, a mentor and mentee program, formal and informal colloquia and seminars, and regular workshops and activities related to career development and work environment. We are situated at the Chalmers main campus in Johanneberg, Gothenburg, and at the Onsala Space Observatory site 45km south of Gothenburg.

We are now seeking several postdoctoral researchers to join AoP (follow the links in the position titles for specific information on each position)

We look for up to three postdoctoral researchers, two in the area of low-mass evolved stars on the asymptotic giant branch (AGB) and one in the area of high-mass evolved stars in the red supergiant (RSG) phase.

We look for an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to carry out an independent research program that addresses the 3-dimensional nature of the interstellar medium.

We look for a postdoctoral researcher to the research project “HIDDeN- Exploring the Hidden Dusty Nuclei”, funded by the European Research Council.

We look for a new team member to join our research team to help advance the understanding of turbulence and transport in the plasma under reactor conditions – a critical part in the design and exploitation of the next step fusion experiments.

We seek a postdoctoral researcher to work on Polarized Galactic Emission Modelling at Small Scales (P-GEMSS), a program funded by the Swedish Research Council. The aim of the program is to improve the analysis of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) by creating high-fidelity models of the Galactic foreground emission.

We look for an independent postdoc fellow to lead a research program that has a wide synergy with, and promotes collaborations between, the research topics pursued at AoP.

For general questions, please contact:
Assoc. Professor Jouni Kainulainen, Astronomy and Plasma Physics, jouni.kainulainen@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 64 23


PhD position: Quantum thermodynamics & fluctuations in electronic devices

 Ref REF 2023-0651

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 have the possibility to 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, and quantum materials to quantum thermodynamics is carried out. The hired PhD student 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. The focus will be on the role of fluctuations, which in contrast to macroscopic systems can be of high relevance in nanoscale devices. It is envsioned to address fluctuations both as resource of conversion processes and as limitation in the precision of the outcome of the conversion process.
The long-term vision of the project is 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 close collaboration with other team members and 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. You will work in a collaborative environment, where team work is essential for project success.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your 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 percent of working hours.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits 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 reference number 20230679 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, reference 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 (optional) certificates.

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

Application deadline: March 10, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Janine Splettstoesser
Applied Quantum Physics Lab
Email: 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!


 

Excellence PhD positions in the field of Nanocience and Nanotechnologies

 Ref REF 2023-0631

Project description
At Chalmers, research in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology is carried out in a broad range of activities. Chalmers' researchers deal with basic research on the unique chemical and physical phenomena that prevail at very small dimensions, and promote the development of technologies that utilise these phenomena.

Click here to read about research in the field of nanoscience and technology at Chalmers

Major responsibilities
We are looking for up to four highly motivated and skilled graduates interested in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The  selected candidates are awarded with a PhD position, which they can place at any Nano research group at Chalmers and with which they coordinate their specific PhD program. This is the nineth in a yearly recurring call.

These positions are special in the sense that most PhD student positions at Chalmers are announced by a specific research group, funded by a specific research project. However, with an Excellence PhD student position you have your own funding, which of course gives you far more freedom in choosing both research group and research project.

A PhD exam in Nano is the perfect start for your career, whether you aim at academic research at the highest level, advancing technology and business ideas in major companies or spinning off your own idea into a start-up company.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your 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 percent of working hours.

Qualifications
The selection is based on three criteria:
1) Your MSc and BSc grades
2) A two-page written reflection on your background and your motivation to pursue a PhD. Specifically motivate your interest in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and in pursueing your PhD at Chalmers. This letter may contain a description of your current MSc project and/or future research interests as well as of your personal qualities.
3) Your perfomance at an interview to which we expect to invite the top 8 candidates. The interview is preliminarily planned to take place on April 17th, 2024.

To be eligible to apply, the final exam of your master studies needs to take place (or needs to have taken place) AFTER 1st of June 2023. If you are already accepted in a PhD school you are not eligible to apply.

If you win, you have to start your PhD position before the end of 2024, at the latest. The position can be placed at any research group connected to the Nano Area of Advance at Chalmers. You find the full list of PIs of these research groups on the Chalmers homepage: Profiles in Nano research.The research group has to approve.

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 four 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 reference number 20230659 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, reference 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 (optional) certificates.

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

Application deadline: March 10, 2024

For questions, please contact:
Professor Janine Splettstösser
Microtechnology and Nanoscience
Email: nano@chalmers.se

Professor Christoph Langhammer
Physics
Email: nano@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!


 


PhD Student for Tomorrow's Sustainable Wood Materials

 Ref REF 2023-0593

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join our team working on wood based materials for future applications in energy technology and wearable electronics. The aim to design sustainable materials for future. The project is supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and carried out within the framework of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center. It is a research center with a focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence that has the potential to form the basis for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials.

You will be part of a team of more than 50 PhD students, as well as several Postdocs and Professors who will together develop and study new materials concepts for wood based materials. We have an extensive international collaboration network that is a resource for your work where you will have access to the forefront expertise and top-of-the-line facilities.

Information about the division and the department
The Eva Olsson Group focuses on the correlation between fine scale material structure, down to the atomic level, and material properties using advanced electron microscopy. All research is conducted in co-operation with other universities/institutes and/or industry. Presently, the group consists of 1 Professor, 1 guest professor, 2 permanent researcher, 3 Postdocs and 3 PhD students.

Major responsibilities
The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research, in collaboration with postdocs and students at Chalmers, The Royal Institute of Technology and Linköping University. As a PhD student you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in writing. In addition, 10-20 percent of your time will be dedicated to departmental duties, especially teaching on the undergraduate level.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Physics, Materials Science or equivalent (or be in the process of completing a Master’s degree). Experience with electron microscopy is required; experience with polymer science is a merit. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.

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 reference number 20230619 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, reference 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: 31-03-2024

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Eva Olsson, Department of Physics,
eva.olsson@chalmers.se, +46317723247

*** 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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