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PhD student position in the field of Computer Graphics

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. Read more about CSE

Information about The Computer Graphics research group
The PhD student will be part of the The Computer Graphics research group. The group conducts research with high impact internationally on new algorithms for photo-realistic real-time and off-line rendering. The project focuses on compression of scene illumination data to enable real-time visualization of highly photorealistic scenes.

Major responsibilities
The PhD student will cooperate in a new project financed by Vetenskapsrådet, where we will further explore data structures and algorithms for compressing precomputed illumination information. The student will develop and invent new methods that will enable much higher photorealism in real-time than is currently possible.

The employment is expected to start early autumn 2018 (small deviations are negotiable). As a PhD. student, you are employed by Chalmers and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements. A maximum of 20% of your time will be devoted to other duties at the department and may include teaching. The remaining time will be devoted to your own courses and research within the project, and you are expected to obtain a PhD. within a maximum of 5 years.

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

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

Qualifications
Applicant shall have a Master’s Degree or equivalent (e.g. sw. civilingenjörsexamen) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics Engineering, or in a related discipline.

As for all PhD studies, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, orally as well as literally, are needed. Further, since the research work normally involves developing new techniques and fast prototyping, good programming skills are essential.

A strong background in OpenGL/Direct3D, CUDA/OpenCL, graphics programming, algorithms and mathematics is expected. Industrial experience is also highly meriting. A successful candidate should have a profound interest in algorithms for computer graphics and parallel algorithms for GPUs.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180267 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.
• Previous projects related to computer graphics that you have been involved in (personal projects or projects in education/industry)
• 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: 14 July, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Assistant professor Erik Sintorn, e-mail: erik.sintorn@chalmers.se
Professor Jan Jonsson, e-mail: janjo@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 Saturday July 14th, 2018

PhD student position in Vehicle Dynamics for CO2 efficient transports

The department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) conducts fundamental and applied research in all modes of transport to achieve sustainable technological solutions. M2 holds one of Sweden’s most extensive simulator centre for navigation and propulsion of ships, as well as world class laboratories within combustion engineering and wind tunnels. The department also offers and contributes to bachelor and master programs in areas such as Shipping, Automotive and Mechanical Engineering to mention a few. In addition, professional education is performed on both a national and international level, with specific designed mission training for different social actors, within our ambition for a lifelong learning. The department continuously strives to establish a cooperation between academia, industry, and society, with a great focus on utilization. M2 is characterized by an international environment with employees and students from around the world, as well as outstanding research and world class education. M2 consists of seven different divisions within the areas of engineering and maritime sciences, and one division of administration and support.


Information about the project

We are offering a position as a PhD student in the subject of Vehicle Dynamics for CO2 efficient transports.


Photo: Volvo

The position is intended for 4.5 years PhD student within the project “COVER – Real world CO2 assessment and Vehicle enERgy efficiency”, together with Volvo Trucks, Scania, Volvo Cars, VTI and RISE. The main research in vehicle dynamics will be in vehicle modelling and simulation of, primarily, CO2-emissions, and how to use it to compare vehicle concepts and configurations. The overall purpose is to optimize vehicles for its specific use.

The project is a continuation of the project OCEAN, see https://research.chalmers.se/en/project/5822, which have developed a format for describing operating cycles, so that different vehicles and vehicle designs can be compared in a fair way.

The purpose of present project, COVER, see https://research.chalmers.se/en/project/8239, is to provide methods and tools, additional to the operating cycle format, to make the next generation of vehicles more energy efficient. This requires understanding of how the vehicles are used as well as understanding of the procedure of how vehicles are designed for assumed transport missions. During the first 1-2 years you will work in parallel with the more senior PhD student from OCEAN.

The results of the research are expected to be published in scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences. The PhD student will mainly work at Chalmers Johanneberg campus, but some time will be spent in industry.

The research is conducted in within a project and is intended to lead to a Licentiate degree after 2-2.5 years and a PhD degree after 4.5 years. In the degree syllabus is also a set of required courses that the PhD student needs to participate in (45/67.5 ECTS).

The Vehicle Dynamics group is within the VEAS division group and is active within an area which can be spanned in these dimensions:

• From heavy vehicles to passenger cars (smaller vehicles is a possible future extension)
• Both within longitudinal and lateral dynamics, in both cases including actuator dynamics (propulsion, brake, steering)
• Both events-like manoeuvres (typically 5-10 s) and longer vehicle operations (typically 10 min to several hours). The first often addresses safety, the latter addresses transport efficiency and both address user experience.

The division VEAS focuses on engineering of systems in the application of vehicles and robots. Our strengths are the knowledge of finding solutions to authentic problems and experience to tell that we work with relevant problems. Our aim is to provide innovative solutions to problems of industrial relevance, by means of theory, modelling, simulations, and experimental work. The division has 5 faculty members, about 20 PhD students, and a number of post-docs and researchers. The main research areas are on energy efficient, safe and adaptive vehicles, and autonomous systems operating in unstructured environments.

Major responsibilities
As PhD student you will have your project as your main responsibility. You are expected to develop your own scientific ideas and concepts, and to communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. You will be supervised by senior researchers/engineers at the department and the companies.

You will publish papers and reach other merits for the academic degree PhD. You will also teach 10%. It includes courses and formulating/supervising MSc theses connected to the research project.

Position summary
The position is a full-time temporary employment with a competitive salary and with social benefits. The position is limited to 4.5 years.

Qualifications
Mandatory educational qualifications:
• MSc in automotive, mechanical, mechatronics/control, physics engineering, or in engineering mathematics

Meritorious educational qualifications:
• Driver licence, especially for trucks and buses

Mandatory experience and skills:
• Modelling and simulation of Mechanical and Mechatronic dynamic systems.
• Good knowledge of the English language (both oral and written), writing of scientific papers
• Leadership skills will be valuable in teaching, including supervision of MSc theses

Meritorious experience and skills:
• Matlab/Simulink, Modelica
• Experience from automotive industry is beneficial
• Experience from automotive measurements and testing is beneficial

You need to be motivated, self-propelled, cooperative, strategic and analytically problem-solving. It will be important to be interested in vehicles and understand the whole scope; from the transport operation to actuation and motion of the vehicles.

You will collaborate with several research partners, so the ability to cooperate is considered very important. As a PhD student you are expected to work relatively  independently, have ability to plan and organize your work, and be able to communicate your scientific results, both orally and in writing, in English. Knowledge of the Swedish language is desirable but not a requirement. However, all PhD Students are expected to be able to teach in Swedish as well as in English after two years of employment. Those who do not have Swedish as their mother tongue are offered courses in the Swedish language.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180258 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: 15 June 2018

For questions, please contact:
Bengt Jacobson, bengt.jacobson@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 13 83
Sixten Berglund, sixten.berglund@volvo.com
Fredrik Bruzelius, fredrik.bruzelius@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 Friday June 15th, 2018

PhD student position in Energy-efficient optical fiber communication systems

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 project

This project is cross-disciplinary and involves different Chalmers departments; beside the Department of Computer Science and Engineering also the Photonics Lab at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience and the Communication Systems Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering are involved. The project will benefit from the prolific research environment in the Fiber-Optic Communication Research Centre (FORCE) of Chalmers.

Optical communication links and networks are essential not only for the Internet backbone, but also for shorter interconnects used in data centers and high-performance computing systems. As a consequence of a wider deployment of optical communication technologies in combination with the insatiable demand for communication capacity, the aspect of increasing energy consumption in optical communication systems has become a major challenge for our growing information society.

In the framework of projects funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation and Vinnova, this project seeks to address the general challenge of developing energy-efficient digital systems for the next generation of fiber-optic communication systems. While focus is on implementation and demonstration of digital signal processing and forward error correction, the project also addresses power and energy modeling as well as system design tradeoffs.

Major responsibilities
The person filling this position will participate in research as outlined above and will be spending time at all three departments which will be essential to help cross-fertilize our work. Therefore, working in teams is an essential aspect as is “thinking outside the box”. The appointment offers an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry. Included in your work is also to some extent taking part in the supervision and teaching of students.

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

Qualifications
Applicant should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar, with a strong background in digital electronics design with emphasis on ASICs. Experience with ASIC design software tools, in particular design suites from Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics, as well as MATLAB is required. Excellent team-working skills, presentation skills, and fluency in English are required. As merits will be considered knowledge in signal processing and fiber-optic communication systems; teaching experience; and publications.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180269 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.

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: 8 June, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Per Larsson-Edefors, Computer Engineering
E-mail: perla@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 Friday June 8th, 2018

PhD student position in Next generation III-nitride power devices and circuits

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 Microwave Electronics Laboratory
The Microwave Electronics Laboratory (MEL) at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience employs more than 40 people performing world-class research on high speed electronic components, circuits, and systems for a wide range of communication and sensing applications in the frequency range from 1 GHz to 500 GHz and beyond. Our facilities include a uniquely well-equipped laboratory for advanced millimeter wave measurements and a state-of-the art cleanroom facility.

A major part our research is targeting new semiconductor materials and devices to enable higher capacity and improved energy efficiency in a wide range of future microwave and millimeter systems. In recent years, electronic devices and circuits based on wide bandgap semiconductors such as SiC and III-nitrides (GaN) have demonstrated disruptive performance in terms of frequency, power, and efficiency figure of merits. At Chalmers we have for more than 20 years performed research on wide bandgap semiconductor devices for high frequency applications. We are now extending our activity to power electronic devices and will investigate advanced device concepts to further harvest the potential of III-nitride devices and circuits for that application.

Major responsibilities
This PhD-student position will focus on research on III-nitride devices and circuits. We will explore new concepts in material and device processing to optimize different important properties, such as switching frequency and power capability, of importance in high power systems. The goal is to push the limits of III-nitride semiconductor devices. New epitaxial designs will be grown by our collaborative partners and new power device concepts will be explored by physics based design, device processing as well as characterization and evaluation by us at Chalmers.

The research will therefore include a wide range of activities such as epitaxial design, device processing, and characterization. The PhD-student will perform extensive experimental and theoretical investigations to understand the fundamental and practical limits of power electronics based on III-nitride semiconductors. The PhD-student will use our advanced device processing and advanced characterization facilities to connect theoretical predictions with experimental verification.

The PhD-student will be a member in a team of other PhD students and senior researchers, both from industry and academia, working with semiconductor technology development, circuit design, and realization of complete power system demonstrators. The PhD student will mainly perform research combined with some teaching and collaborative activities with partners.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. A PhD student position at Chalmers commonly consists of 4 years of research and courses plus 1 year of departmental work (teaching, external projects etc.)

Qualifications
To qualify, you should hold a MSc degree in physics or electrical engineering (or equivalent), generally not older than two years. Experiences in semiconductor processing in cleanrooms and device characterization are meritorious. Well-documented capability of communicating in English, both spoken and written, are required.

Important qualities are enthusiasm, to be able to drive and conclude projects independently, take own initiatives and discuss/develop own ideas, be creative and have a problem-solving mindset. The project is in collaboration with other researchers and industry. Therefore, excellent cooperation and social abilities are important.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180213 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: 30 May, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Herbert Zirath, e-mail: herbert.zirath@chalmers.se
Research Professor Niklas Rorsman, e-mail: niklas.rorsman@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 Wednesday May 30th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in Next generation III-nitride power devices and circuits

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 The Microwave Electronics Laboratory
The Microwave Electronics Laboratory (MEL) at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience employs more than 40 people performing world-class research on high speed electronic components, circuits, and systems for a wide range of communication and sensing applications in the frequency range from 1 GHz to 500 GHz and beyond. Our facilities include a uniquely well-equipped laboratory for advanced millimeter wave measurements and a state-of-the art cleanroom facility.

A major part our research is targeting new semiconductor materials and devices to enable higher capacity and improved energy efficiency in a wide range of future microwave and millimeter systems. In recent years, electronic devices and circuits based on wide bandgap semiconductors such as SiC and III-nitrides (GaN) have demonstrated disruptive performance in terms of frequency, power, and efficiency figure of merits. At Chalmers we have for more than 20 years performed research on wide bandgap semiconductor devices for high frequency applications. We are now extending our activity to power electronic devices and will investigate advanced device concepts to further harvest the potential of III-nitride devices and circuits for that application.

Major responsibilities
This postdoc position will focus on research on III-nitride devices and circuits. We will explore new concepts in material and device processing to optimize different important properties, such as switching frequency and power capability, of importance in high power systems. The goal is to push the limits of III-nitride semiconductor devices. New epitaxial designs will be grown by our collaborative partners and new power device concepts will be explored by physics based design, device processing as well as characterization and evaluation by us at Chalmers. The research will therefore include a wide range of activities such as epitaxial design, device processing, and characterization. The postdoc will perform extensive experimental and theoretical investigations to understand the fundamental and practical limits of power electronics based on III-nitride semiconductors. The postdoc will use our advanced device processing and advanced characterization facilities to connect theoretical predictions with experimental verification.

The postdoc will be a member in a team of other PhD students and senior researchers, both from industry and academia, working with semiconductor technology development, circuit design, and realization of complete power system demonstrators. The postdoc will mainly perform research combined with some supervision and collaborative activities with partners.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
To qualify, you should hold a PhD degree in physics or electrical engineering (or equivalent), generally not older than two years. Experiences in semiconductor processing in cleanrooms and device characterization are meritorious. Well-documented capability of communicating in English, both spoken and written, are required.

Important qualities are enthusiasm, to be able to drive and conclude projects independently, take own initiatives and discuss/develop own ideas, be creative and have a problem-solving mindset. The project is in collaboration with other researchers and industry. Therefore, excellent cooperation and social abilities are important.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180210 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 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:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

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

Application deadline: 30 May, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Herbert Zirath, e-mail: herbert.zirath@chalmers.se
Research Professor Niklas Rorsman, e-mail: niklas.rorsman@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 Wednesday May 30th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in Transportation Engineering

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 research

This position is advertised within a newly formed and rapidly growing research group for Transportation Engineering within the Geo Division/Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology. The research group has been engaging with a few industrial partners including Volvo and Drive Sweden for cutting edge research and development in the area of smart urban mobility systems. The group has a very close collaborative relationship with many international research institutions in the United States, China, Singapore, and Australia. It is worth noting that the city of Gothenburg is the home to Drive Me, the world’s first large scale pilot study on automated driving sponsored by Volvo, Swedish Transport Administration, Lindholmen Science Park, and Chalmers University of Technology. This postdoc position will be closely working with Prof. Xiaobo Qu for emerging urban mobility technologies for safer, faster and greener solutions.

Beside transport, this division covers several major areas of applied sciences, such as drinking water, hydrogeology, remediation of contaminated land, engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. We have close contacts with neighbouring sciences, such as mathematics, statistics, and economics.

Urbanisation is taking place all over the world. Rapid urbanisation inevitably causes severe transport and mobility challenges, which undermines the liveability of our cities and wellbeing of residents. It has been well recognized that human drivers’ limits, heterogeneity, and selfishness/non-cooperativeness substantially compromise the performance of urban transport systems. In recent years, in order to deal with these deficiencies, urban transport systems have been transforming with the blossom of key vehicle technology innovations, most notably, connected vehicles and automated or self-driving cars. In this research, we aim to develop a set of fundamental methodologies for building a safer, greener, and more efficient urban transport systems with a mixed traffic flow of traditional vehicles and CAVs.

Major responsibilities
• Work with Prof. Xiaobo Qu for model development and numerical tests
• Draft proposals for further studies
• Teaching at the Division as per required

Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, or mathematics; the degree should generally not be older than three years. 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. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180140 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 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:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

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

Application deadline: 15 June 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor, Xiaobo Qu,
Geology and Geomechics,
xiaobo@chalmers.se

Christina Hagelin, Head of Division,
Geology and Geotechnics,
christina.hagelin@chalmers.se

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our 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!

Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018