Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers with research ranging from the most fundamental level to a level close to application in industry and society. The research activities reach from DNA-research and biomaterials to high temperature corrosion, catalysis and recycling. The Department is also heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas.
Health, natural resources, sustainable energy and materials are some of our lead words and our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.
We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg.
Information about the research/the project
Life is remarkably complex on the molecular level and lately it has become clear that biological entities such as cells, organelles or even molecules are heterogenous in nature. This means that ensemble measurements performed on many objects at once are not sufficient to obtain all the desired information. There already exists several methods for studying single cells and individual DNA molecules, but there is a lack for reliable and non-invasive methods for studying single proteins. Although the detection of single proteins is possible through optical means, there is a need for better ways to entrap single proteins simply to prevent them from diffusing away during a measurement.
The goal in this project is to develop a new type of platform for studies of individual proteins. This is based on using nanostructures in solid state materials functionalized with responsive polymer brushes. The research is strongly interdisciplinary, connecting topics such as nanofabrication technologies, supramolecular chemistry, polymerization reactions, biochemistry, optical spectroscopy and fluorescence techniques.
It is emphasized that in this project you will work closely together with several other PhD students in the same research group. Please check this webpage for further information about the research activities:
Your duty as a PhD student is primarily to conduct research in your project and produce a doctoral thesis. The thesis is normally based on a number of scientific articles published in international peer reviewed journals. You are also expected to complete a certain amount of courses and occasional department work such as teaching duties.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.
As a candidate you may come from almost any scientific discipline, although we expect mainly students with a background in chemistry and related topics. Some further knowledge of biochemistry and/or physical chemistry is meriting. Regardless, you must be open minded to learn new techniques and theories even if it deviates from your background. Further, as a researcher you must be capable of working, thinking and acquiring information in an independent manner. You also need to be a good team player and you must be able to handle communication with international collaborators. You are expected to provide clear presentations of your results in written form and at conferences worldwide. Thus, excellent English in written and spoken form is mandatory. However, the most important requirement is, by far, a dedicated mind with a true passion for advancing science!
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.
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.
The application should be marked with Ref 20180125 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• 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 and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 30 April, 2018
For questions, please contact:
Andreas Dahlin, Applied Chemistry, email@example.com, +46 707632779
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 eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, 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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