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PhD student positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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PhD student positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics

These PhD positions will be hosted within the Astronomy and Plasma Physics (AoP) and Onsala Space Observatory (OSO) divisions of the Department of Space, Earth and Environment (SEE). SEE contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, OSO and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

AoP has close connections to the OSO, which is the Swedish national facility for Radio Astronomy. The observatory operates telescopes in Sweden, shares in the APEX telescope in Chile, and hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC). The research topics of the division cover a broad range of topics including: formation and evolution of galaxies; active galactic nuclei; the birth and death of stars in the interstellar medium; astrochemistry; and exoplanets.

Summary of PhD projects
1. Observational Studies of Luminous Infrared Galaxies, Starbursts and AGNs (supervisor: Susanne Aalto)
2. Observational Studies of Extragalactic Astrochemistry (supervisor: Susanne Aalto)
3. The evolution of galaxies and AGN, studying the star-formation properties of AGN host galaxies (supervisor: Kirsten Knusden)
4. Exoplanet diversity with satellite studies (supervisor: Carina Persson)
5. Observational Studies of Massive Star and Star Cluster Formation (supervisor: Jonathan Tan)
6. Theoretical Studies of Massive Star and Star Cluster Formation (supervisor: Jonathan Tan)
7. Super-Earth Planet Formation (supervisor: Jonathan Tan)
8. Dust formation and chemistry around evolved stars (supervisor: Wouter Vlemmings)

These PhD positions are described in more detail here. They are examples of potential PhD projects and not necessarily a complete list of projects that may become available this year. At the same time, we do not necessarily expect to fill all of the positions, depending on research funding and other circumstances. The applicant should describe in their personal statement an order of preference among the listed projects, as well as any other areas of research interest. See also the Astronomy & Astrophysics PhD program main page.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as a PhD student is 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 may also include teaching at Chalmers or performing other duties corresponding up to 20 per cent of working hours, depending on availability.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. Expected duration is four years and limited to a maximum of five years. Starting dates are negotiable, depending on the particular project, but are expected to be during 2019. The starting salary for PhD positions is approximately 30,000 SEK per month. A 10% salary increase is given following a successful licentiate defence, normally completed after 2 years. The positions also come with generous fringe benefits, including health insurance, retirement benefits, eligibility for parental leave, etc.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in physics, astronomy or similar relevant field. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180554 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)
• Include summary of education and any previous research experience and publications, plus other previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• List of up to three references, who should separately email their letters to Kathrine.Jahnberg@chalmers.se by the application deadline.

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?

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

Reference Letters:
• Three letters of reference to be sent in support of your application. Please have your letter writers email their letters (PDF format preferred) to Kathrine.Jahnberg@chalmers.se by the application deadline.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 5 December, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Jonathan Tan, jonathan.tan@chalmers.se, +46 73 342 9963
Professor Susanne Aalto, susanne.aalto@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 5506
Dr. Carina Persson, carina.persson@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 5537
Professor Kirsten Knusden, kirsten.knudsen@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 5526
Professor Wouter Vlemmings, wouter.vlemmings@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 5509

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Wednesday December 5th, 2018

Two PhD positions in Computational Catalysis

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Two PhD positions in Computational Catalysis

Department of Physics at Chalmers
Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects. We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering.

The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between four departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

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Information about Chemical Physics
The main theme for the research at Chemical Physics is the development of sustainable energy systems by use of heterogeneous catalysis for alternative fuel production, emission control, energy storage, and fuel cells. The research is interdisciplinary with strong connections between fundamental and applied science. Chemical Physics is a dynamic and international environment that strives for scientific excellence through teamwork and combined theoretical and experimental efforts. The activity within heterogeneous catalysis is a part of the national Competence Centre for Catalysis located at Chalmers.

Information about the research

The theoretical activities at Chemical Physics focus on electronic structure calculations within the density functional theory together with mean-field modeling and Monte-Carlo simulations for reaction kinetics. By this type of multiscale modeling it is possible to bridge length and time scales. Theoretical spectroscopy is used together with experimental observations to scrutinize fundamental reaction mechanisms and processes.

The open PhD positions are directed towards computational catalysis. One of the positions concerns methods to reduce hazardeous NOx over functionalized zeolites while the other focus on CO2 reduction over nano-particles. The projects have strong connections to the existing activities at the division and include industrial collaborations. The projects will involve density functional theory calculations and development of methods to simulate reaction kinetics from first principles.

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/research/chemicalphysics/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.kck.chalmers.se/~ghj/

Major responsibilities
Research at a 90-100% level where the remaining part is teaching and departmental work.
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, both in Swedish and in English.

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

Qualifications
The successful candidates should have:
(1) Master of Science in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science
(2) Good communication skills in written and spoken English
(3) Able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of the project
(4) Candidates with experience in computational/theoretical physics and chemistry are meritorious.
(5) Experience in programming

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.

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.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180566 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)
• 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 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?

Other documents:
• 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: 30th of November 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Henrik Grönbeck, Chemical Physics, ghj@chalmers.se, +46317722963


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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Post expires on Friday November 30th, 2018

PhD students in additive manufacturing

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PhD students in additive manufacturing

The main competencies at the department of Industrial and Materials Science are found in the areas of: Human-Technology Interaction | Form and Function | Modeling and Simulation | Product Development | Material | Production and in the interaction between these areas. The research develops the industrial process, from need to finished product while creating added value. To combine skills throughout the whole chain distinguishes the department both nationally and internationally. Here we gather internationally prominent researchers, in dynamic and outstanding research environments, as well as in national and international research networks.

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ims/

Information about the research
The Division of Materials and Manufacture is part of the Department of Industrial and Materials Science. The division addresses research questions related to additive manufacturing (AM), powder technology, surface engineering, 2D-materials like graphene, suface coatings, nanomaterials, metal cutting and grinding. The division is host for the national competence centre CAM2 (Centre for Additive Manufacturing – Metals, http://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/cam2/Pages/default.aspx). Connected to this centre, a number of prioritized research areas are launched and developed. In addition, there a significant number of additional projects including the new large scale H2020-project MANUELA. This project is coordinated by Chalmers and aims at bringing additive manufacture of metals to the next level of maturity, involving the latest developments in quality control and process monitoring. Among the basic research areas, the CAM2 centre now also takes the next step in development of new materials for AM. Today, the AM activities at the division already involves a large group of senior researchers, post-docs, PhD students, but the strong interest and development in AM means that we now are seeking a number of new co-workers as follows:

1 PhD student with interest in process control and high-quality generation of advanced AM-materials and parts.

1 PhD student with interest in materials characterization and process/materials modelling of sintering. The intended focus is to develop knowledge and models to capture the sintering behaviour of parts manufactured by binder jetting. It is expected that you will be able to stay at San Diego State University for up to two years as part of the research work.

2 PhD students with interest in materials development for AM, with particular focus on application of novel powder technology concepts to generate AM materials not available today. One tentative focus is the latest variant of metallic materials called high entropy alloys. As basis for such materials development as well as for other materials we are planning a focus on methods and technologies to control the microstructure development in powder bed fusion.

Major responsibilities
You will be working with either process monitoring development connected to the above mentioned activities or materials development for additive manufacturing.

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, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

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

Qualifications
MSc or equivalent level within materials science, mechanical enginering, engineering physics, engineering chemistry. To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits.

Priority will be given to candidates with relevant background in additive manufacturing and specialisation in materials science/materials technology within the curriculum will be meritorious.

For the PhD student position involving modelling of sintering prior simulation experience is a must.

Skills in CAD, powder-bed fusion technology, materials characterisation, microscopy, etc are considered as a merits.

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

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180486 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)
• 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 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?

Other documents:
• 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: 1 November, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Lars Nyborg, lars.nyborg@chalmers.se
Professor Eduard Hryha, hryha@chalmers.se
Professor Uta Klement, uta.klement@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 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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Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018

PhD student in Optoelectronics – Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

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PhD student in Optoelectronics – Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.


Information about the research/the project/the division

The Photonics Laboratory at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, with about 30 members, conducts application-oriented research in optoelectronics and fiber optic communication. We are part of the Fiber Optic Communications Research Center (FORCE) at Chalmers. Research in optoelectronics, with an emphasis on semiconductor lasers, started at Chalmers in the early 1980’s. Today we master everything from laser design and fabrication to laser characterization and system evaluation. We are among the leaders in the development of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), which is a key component for optical interconnects: the short-reach optical links and networks used in datacenters, supercomputers and computer clusters. We participate in European projects and work closely with academic and industrial partners worldwide. To strengthen our efforts we are expanding our team with a PhD student to work on VCSELs and related technologies for optical interconnects.

The VCSEL is being developed towards higher speed and efficiency to meet requirements of increased capacity and reduced power consumption in optical interconnect networks. Of increasing importance is also a higher degree of integration and functionality to enable e.g. high capacity wavelength-division-multiplexed interconnects. The project deals with the development of less conventional approaches for improving the VCSEL modulation capacity and the development of new VCSEL array technologies and associated integration techniques.

Major responsibilities
We seek a PhD student to work in a team of senior researchers, postdocs and other PhD students with complementary skills and tasks. The PhD student will actively participate in the research and development of new VCSEL technologies and integration platforms. The work is mainly experimental with a focus on laser fabrication and evaluation at the device level. In addition, a limited amount of efforts on laser design and modelling is expected. Your major responsibility as PhD student is 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 also includes departmental work, mostly as a teaching assistant, corresponding to about 10% of working hours.

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

Qualifications
By the starting date, the applicant should have a Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. Solid knowledge in the areas of semiconductors and optoelectronics is required. Any experience from device design, device fabrication in a cleanroom environment, and/or device characterization is a merit. A good command of English is required.

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

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180494 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)
• 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 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?

Other documents:
• 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: 31 October, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Anders Larsson, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, anders.larsson@chalmers.se, +46-703-088626

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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Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

PhD Position on Organic Semiconductors for Power Cable Insulation

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PhD Position on Organic Semiconductors for Power Cable Insulation

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 Project
We are looking for a highly motivated student to join our research group at Chalmers. The successful candidate will have a Master degree in Chemistry, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, or equivalent with a focus on polymer science and technology. Previous experience with the chemistry and physics of organic semiconductors is preferred.

High-voltage direct-current (HVDC) cables are a critical component of tomorrow’s power grids that seamlessly integrate renewable sources of energy. The insulation of HVDC cables is composed of crosslinked low-density polyethylene. Driven by the search for sustainable energy solutions, concepts that improve the ability of the insulation to withstand high electrical fields and, ultimately, the power transmission efficiency are in high demand.

Your project will focus on the development of new materials concepts that permit to adjust the electrical and thermal conductivity of HVDC polyethylene insulation. You will prepare new formulations, containing organic semiconductors and where necessary graphene or carbon nanotubes, and then carry out a detailed characterisation of the dielectric properties of your materials in order to develop a fundamental understanding of underlying structure-property relationships. Processing of polymer blends and composites will be key to achieving an optimal performance. You will first explore small-scale compounding, followed by upscaling to larger volume extruders. The ultimate goal will be to develop scaleable solutions that are readily applicable to established production schemes for power cables.

Information about the Research Group
The Müller Research Group focuses on the physical chemistry and materials science of organic semiconductors, polymer blends and composites, and develops new plastic materials for energy technologies ranging from organic solar cells and thermoelectrics to power cables. All research is conducted in co-operation with other universities/institutes and/or industry. Presently, the Müller Research Group consists of 1 Professor, 4 Postdocs, 8 PhD students and several Master students.

For more information visit our homepage at:
http://www.chalmers.se/en/staff/Pages/Christian-Müller.aspx

Major responsibilities
The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research studies including processing and nanostructure characterisation of polyethylene insulation materials as well as electrical and thermal measurements. As a PhD student you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in writing. In addition, the position will normally include 5% departmental work, mostly teaching duties.

Position summary
The employment is limited to a maximum of four years full-time research studies.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a Master degree in Chemistry, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, or equivalent with a focus on polymer science and technology. Previous experience with the chemistry and physics of organic semiconductors is preferred.

Further, practical experience with processing of polymers from solution and melt is preferred. Previous exposure to materials characterisation tools such as thermal analysis (DSC, TGA), X-ray diffraction (WAXS, SAXS), optical microscopy, AFM, SEM, TEM, rheology, DMA, tensile testing as well as electrical and/or thermal conductivity measurement techniques 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.

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

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180506 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)
• 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 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?

Other documents:
• 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: 2 November, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Christian Müller, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; christian.muller@chalmers.se; +46 31 772 2790


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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Post expires on Friday November 2nd, 2018

PhD student position project: Modeling of quantum light-matter interactions at the nanoscale

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PhD student position project: Modeling of quantum light-matter interactions at the nanoscale

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Quantum Plasmonics at Chalmers
At Chalmers, we are building a strong research environment in Quantum Plasmoncis, supported by the Swedish Research Council. It connects between and builds upon the two established research fields of Plasmonics and Microwave Quantum Optics, at the department of Physics and at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, respectively. The vision is to deliver a room-temperature quantum technology for controlled photon-photon interaction at the single photon level. This PhD project will further benefit from synergies with the quantum microwave modeling activities in the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology.

About the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience
At the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory (AQP lab), we work on theoretical aspects of future high-performance nano-electronic systems. Our research covers a broad spectrum of problems, everything from the fundamental problems to the very applied ones.

We work in close collaboration with the experimental groups at the department as well as the Bionanophotonics division of the department of Physics through the Quantum Plasmonics (2017-2022) grant from the Swedish Research Council. We are also a part of the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (WACQT).

The MC2 Department houses a state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom facility. The QDP+QT Labs has the most modern equipment for experiments at low temperatures (millikelvins) and with microwaves.

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, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

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

Qualifications
Required qualifications:
– MSc in Physics, Applied Physics, Theoretical Physics or equivalent.
– Fluency in English, oral and written; interest and skills in working collaboratively as well as independently.

Desired qualifications:
– Experience in quantum field theory, circuit-QED, solid-state physics, superconductivity, quantum information.

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.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180535 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)
• 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 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?

Other documents:
• 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: 31 December, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Göran Johansson, MC2/AQP, goran.l.johansson@chalmers.se,+46-31-772 3237
Dr. Benjamin Rousseaux, Bionanophotonics division – MC2/AQP, benjamin.rousseaux@chalmers.se
Assoc. Prof. Timur Shegai, Bionanophotonics division, timurs@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 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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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

PhD student position in Super insulation render for renovation and new constructions

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The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering has about 290 employees encompassing a broad theoretical knowledge base, from engineering science to the social sciences to the humanities, as well as design-based, artistic research. The combination of all of these perspectives allows for great interdisciplinary advancement in the field and a broader discussion of various aspects of sustainability. Together, we provide a comprehensive environment for architecture and civil engineering, well equipped to take on the common challenges of building a sustainable future.

Information about the project
You are invited to apply for a PhD student position in the project ‘Super insulation render for renovation and new constructions’

In Sweden, the heating of buildings account for about 30% of the final energy use. By building energy-efficient houses, and renovating existing buildings according to the latest energy requirements, the energy use in the construction sector can decrease. This project investigates and further develops design solutions with a new type of highly efficient render containing aerogel particles. Renders are used primarily as water-repellent layers and to protect the often non-insulated structure. Renders with aerogel incorporate the additional function of thermal insulation, with which a considerable effect can be obtained on the building’s energy use.

Aerogel is a silica-based material with a thermal conductivity of 10-20 mW/m·K, corresponding to 25-50% of that of conventional insulation materials. It was produced for the first time in the 1930s, and manufactured by a gel being dried under supercritical conditions (high pressure and temperature) so that the liquid evaporates without destroying the fine porous structure. The result becomes a very porous material that needs to be reinforced and mixed with other materials (e.g. render) in practical applications. In this project, effects on the long-term performance and service life of the aerogel render will be investigated under challenging physical conditions (high/low temperature, high humidity, mechanical load, etc.) in the laboratory as well as in the field. Hygrothermal (heat and moisture) simulation models are used for risk analyses of building components and full building assemblies.

The PhD position is located at the Division of Buidling Technology at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The department is a merger of the former Department of Architecture and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and represents a broad field of knowledge theory ranging from engineering and social sciences to the humanities and design-based, artistic research. These different perspectives provides a strong interdisciplinary environment with opportunities for broader discussion of various aspects of sustainability.

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 courses on the advanced level within the graduate school of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The position may also include departmental duties, such as teaching, corresponding to about 20 % of working hours. You will be employed by Chalmers

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The employment is limited to a maximum of five years and the research leading up to a PhD degree is expected to be finalised in four years effectively. The employment is tied to successful progress of the doctoral studies, as evaluated throughout the project.

Qualifications
A suitable background is a Master of Science degree (with at least 240 higher education credits) in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or engineering physics. The position requires oral and written communication skills in English. Communication skills in Swedish is also meritorious. If Swedish is not your native language, a goal is that you should be able to communicate, and teach tutorials, in Swedish after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

You are expected to take initiatives, work independently when needed and take responsibility for your work. Furthermore, the project interacts closely with adjacent disciplines and industrial partners. Thus you need to have high collaborative skills. Finally, you need to be able to disseminate results and knowledge within existing and new networks. This includes academia, industry and society at large.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180517 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)
• 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 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?

Other documents:
• 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: 28th of October 2018

For questions, please contact:
Pär Johansson, Assistant Professor, par.johansson@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 19 66


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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Two Phd students in Functional Programming for guaranteed security in the Internet of Things

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 240 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor’s, Master’s and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.

Information about the research
The department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department between Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. The department has around 270 employees from over 30 countries. The research spans from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor’s, Master’s and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry, and society.

PhD positions are within the recently granted project Octopi: Secure Programming for the Internet of Things (IoT). Octopi focuses on overcoming major research challenges to securely programming IoT systems. It sets two important goals: (i) the conception of programming models and mechanisms to provide system-wide security guarantees, and (ii) the utilization of functional languages, and their benefits, to program constrained devices. PhD students will join high-profile groups of researchers on security and functional programming with a rich network of collaborators and visibility across several research communities. Octopi’s faculty members have a strong tradition in successfully applying the functional programming Haskell to different domains: protection of privacy of data (https://hackage.haskell.org/package/lio), testing (https://hackage.haskell.org/package/QuickCheck), SAT-solving and theorem proving (https://github.com/nick8325/equinox),hardware and software verification (https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Carl-JohanSeger.aspx) and digital signal processing (https://hackage.haskell.org/package/feldspar-language).

Major responsibilities
PhD students will join the Octopi project funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). The project will further research on (i) using high-level languages to program constrained devices, (ii) finding suitable programming models for IoT, and (iii) developing security mechanisms to obtain system-wide guarantees. The programming language of the project is Haskell (https://www.haskell.org/). The work is expected to range from establishing new theoretical foundations to building mature prototypes. Three PhD students have already been employed, and now we seek two more to work on the following two research tracks:

Track A. Locality of data

In data-driven IoT systems, users must be able to express and control easily the choice of whether to migrate data to functions or functions to data.  This task focuses on finding ways to provide such control without giving up the benefits of programming in a high-level language.  It will be important to give the user control over not only data location but also garbage collection. Thus, there will be a link to other work on the project on programming models and compilation, and also to the following track on hardware support.

Track B. Hardware support

This task is aimed at the end points of IoT systems. It plans to create a processor aimed specifically at executing functional languages directly and efficiently. This entails both creating an efficient graph reduction engine as well as built-in support for garbage collection. The task primarily evaluates the feasibility of this approach by mapping the experimental architectures onto FPGAs and extracting power and performance numbers from these implementations.

Please indicate the tracks that interest you

The two PhD students that we seek are to be supervised by Octopi faculty members Prof. Mary Sheeran and Prof. Carl-Johan Seger. They will work closely with the other Octopi faculty: Prof. Alejandro Russo (leader of the project), Prof. John Hughes and Prof. Koen Claessen. Each position is for up to five years of full employment; normally, 20% of the time is allocated to departmental work (mainly teaching duties). The salary for each position is as specified in Chalmers/general agreement for PhD student positions.

The positions are intended to start in early 2019.

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

Qualifications
The successful applicant needs to have a Masters degree or degree of similar level in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related discipline. You may apply if you have not completed all requirements for your degree, provided you will have them before the position starts.

Competitive candidates are those who have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: functional programming, security, and embedded systems together with a willingness to quickly learn all of them; an excellent analytical and communication skills; strong skills on both theoretical and practical aspects of computer science. Experience with domain specific languages and/or hardware design is a particular merit for these two positions.

Prior published (or under submission) publications are meritorious.

Whereas both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses, English is the working language for research at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. In this light, fluency in English is mandatory for candidates, but knowledge of Swedish is not required.

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

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180509 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

  1. A cover letter (1 A4 page max, 11pt font) summarizing your background, track record, and interest in the Octopi project and its tracks.
  2. A curriculum vitae (2 A4 pages max, 11pt font) detailing your education, research achievements (if any), and work-related experience (if any).
  3. Official transcripts of your education certificates (degrees, including grade reports and other documents when applicable).
  4. A document that you have written (e.g. a paper, thesis or report).
  5. Two letters of recommendation together with the name and contact information of the referees who wrote them. It is preferable that you directly include letters of recommendation; we typically get a large number of applications, and it is not feasible for us to request letters for all applicants.

The matching of candidates to specific tracks will take into account both the interests of the candidates and the research agenda of Octopi’s faculty members.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 24th of October 2018. Interviews will take place in late November.

Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg is often referred to as the “heart of Scandinavia”. The videos below give an impression of what it’s like to live and study in Gothenburg.

Chalmers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvnSWqIOklQ
Gothenburg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCgd9YfZ34

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Carl-Johan Seger, secarl@chalmers.se
Prof. Mary Sheeran, ms@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 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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