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Postdoctoral position in Energy and materials science

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB söker Civilingenjör, kemiteknik i Göteborg

Information about the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
This is about our lives and natural resources, about energy, materials recycling and materials development. With our focus on sustainable development we work with research and education of the highest quality for smarter materials and smarter processes, for improved health and a better environment.

We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research divisions and one administrative unit. We are situated at campus Johanneberg.

Our department is characterized by inspiring world-leading research, in an environment of personal development and creation of new knowledge.

Information about the division
Research at the division of Energy & Materials at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is focused on material challenges in connection to green energy systems. We host the High Temperature Corrosion centre, jointly sponsored by the Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers University of Technology and 22 member companies.

Information about the research area
Material performance is one of the key barriers inhibiting the transition towards a more sustainable energy system. Material related problems limit plant lifetimes and reduce efficiencies, adversely affecting plant economy and consequently the spread of green energy. Our research activities focus on various application areas. e.g. corrosion in combustion and gasification of biomass and waste, metallic materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and metallic and intermetallic materials for high temperature industrial processes.

A keystone of the research performed within the HTC framework is the link between well controlled laboratory exposures and thermodynamic calculations with advanced microstructural investigations. Within HTC, we work with state of the art analytical electron and ion microscopy such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) using high-resolution FEG-SEMs equipped with Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) and Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD) detectors. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) milling can be employed to analyze the specimens in more detail. The state-of-the-art FEI Titan 80-300 TEM provides unique opportunities for analyzing the oxide scales on the atomic level.

Major responsibilities
We are looking for a postdoc to join our team. The majority of your working time will be devoted to own research studies, with much collaboration with academic and industrial partners. Your research will include laboratory and field work coupled with state-of-the-art analysis. All projects are performed in collaboration with our partner companies, other departments at Chalmers as well as research groups at other universities. This requires a combination of well developed collaboration skills, the ability to work independently and high analytical capabilities.

You will communicate scientific results both orally and in writing at scientific conferences and at project meetings with industry partners.

Position summary
Chalmers offers an international research environment in the heart of Scandinavia. We offer a full-time temporary employment with a competitive salary including benefits like paid vacation (~28 days of vacation depending on age), parental leave, health insurance etc. The position will be limited to 1 year but with a possible continuation of an additional year, after evaluation of the first year.

You have a PhD related to high temperature corrosion or electron microscopy techniques; the degree should generally not be older than three years. As a person you show curiosity and deliver as part of a team, yet always take responsibility for your tasks. We believe you are innovative and structured, and enjoy being part of a dynamic team.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Applicants who do not have Swedish as their native language should have the goal to learn Swedish during the employment. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

Application deadline: 30 November 2015

For questions, please contact:
Professor Jan-Erik Svensson
Chemistry and chemical engineering
E-mail: Jes@chalmers.se,
Phone: +46 31-772 28 63

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

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Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
41296 Göteborg
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Sista ansökningsdag: 2015-11-30
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