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PhD student position in Ground vibrations and structure borne sound

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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 division

You will join the Division of Applied Acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology as part of the project “Development of design methodology for ground-borne noise in road and railway projects” funded by the Swedish Transport Administration. You will be part of the Vibroacoustics research group that today consist of six Ph.D. students and seven seniors. The aim of the project is, within the framework of a Ph.D. education, to develop a design methodology for ground-borne noise that correspond to the one available for air-borne noise, so that the Swedish Transport Administration can design procurements for ground-borne noise in a similar way as for air-borne noise, and thus increase the possibility of obtaining more uniform and correct results. In order to develop a methodology a calculation model must also be established, why this is also included in the project. The work will be carried out in co-operation with the Swedish Transport Administration and consultancy companies in ground vibrations.

Major responsibilities
Your primary responsibilities will be carrying out your research as well as supporting the teaching at the division. The research to be carried out will mainly be oriented towards the needs of the project. The main aspects are developing a validated methodology and model for structure-borne noise including methods to handle uncertainties in data and models. The project will also require experimental measurements of ground vibrations and structure-born noise in co-operation with a consultancy company. The teaching duties will be about 20 % of full working time. You will be employed at Chalmers, and you will receive a salary according to current salary agreements.

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

Qualifications
• M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related field with a focus on dynamics, waves and vibrations.
• Strong skills in collecting and analysing large amount of information and use the information to make informed decisions
• Deep understanding of waves
• Skills in Matlab and/or Python
• Skills in statistical methods
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and a strong willingness to collaborate with the Swedish Transport Administration and consultancy companies
• Good language skills in English are required.
• Rudimentary knowledge of the Swedish language is desired (but not required) since key documentation from the Swedish Transportation Administration is in Swedish
• Courses including ground vibrations is meritorious

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

Our offer to youChalmers 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 20190285 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 Novenber, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Patrik Höstmad, Associate Professor,
Division of Applied Acoustics,
patrik.hostmad@chalmers.se,
+46 (0)31 772 2204



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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PhD student position in local energy markets

Information about the research/the project/the division
The Division of Electric Power Engineering conducts research within a broad range of topics in electric power technology. Our purpose is to develop interdisciplinary research areas within the university as well as with external partners. Research activities at the division can be organised in four main areas: electric power systems, power electronics, electric machines and high voltage engineering. The strength of our research is based on a solid theoretical basis and extensive experimental verification in our laboratories as well as in the field. Our goals are to enhance the knowledge base regarding electrical systems for renewables, vehicles, buildings and industrial applications. The division has recently been involved in a number of research projects in the area of smart energy buildings and microgrids, transmission system monitoring and protection, etc., funded by EU, state funding as well as by Swedish power industry.

Major responsibilities
The major responsibilities of the position are first of all to persue the doctoral studies and fullfil the requirement of the PhD program at Chalmers. The position will develop and demonstrate market mechanisms within distribution networks that enable flexibilities’ measures and grid-support services provided by e.g., energy storage, electric vehicle charging, demand response, etc., to support the secure operation of distribution networks. The position generally includes teaching or performing other departmental duties corresponding to max 20 percent of the total working time. 

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

Qualifications 
We are looking for you with a MSc degree (corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits) in electrical engineering, sustainable energy systems or relevant fields. To be a successful applicant, you should have an outstanding academic track record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills.

Experience and Skills
We are looking for a strongly motivated person and has a strong background and experience in mathematical modelling, optimization, and design of local energy systems and energy markets. The position requires experiences and advanced skills in open programming languages, such as Python. Hands-on experience on hardware-software interface/integration, e.g. programming of microcontroller,  using standardised communication protocols in real platforms and environments are advantages. 

Excellent command of English (spoken and written) is required. Experience with writing technical reports and scientific publications in English is desirable. Experience in collaborating in international projects such as EU-funded projects is a plus. Ability to teach and communicate in Swedish is also a merit. 

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

Our offer to youChalmers 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 20190562 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
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, 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: 10th of November 2019

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Tuan Le, Senior Lecturer, project leader and supervisor,
E-mail: tuan.le@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 3832

Dr. David Steen, Senior Reseacher, supervisor,
E-mail: david.steen@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 7721663

Information about the department
At the department of Electrical Engineering, research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrifying. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics, no matter if it involves electricity, electrical signals, optical signals or microwaves.


   



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 Sunday November 10th, 2019

PhD student position in thermochemical plastic recycling

The Department of Space, Earth and Environment 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, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.


Information about the division
The Division of Energy Technology is developing new thermal processes that can contribute to a circular economy. Focus is on efficient and affordable methods for large-scale conversion of biomass and waste to chemicals, fuels, power and heat. Especially waste is a relevant feedstock to recycle carbon and to close material loops. A specific area is plastic waste, which despite significant efforts is only recycled to less than 40% today. Additionally, the recycled material does not reach the same quality as the virgin plastic, in contrast to for example aluminum. 

Steam cracking is an alternative to thermally recycle plastics waste to produce the feedstock for new plastic production of highest quality. The challenge is to design a process based on collected plastic waste fractions that is insensitive to impurities, coking and contamination but still can supply feedstock of high quality for chemical clusters. Suitable reactor systems based on fluidized bed technology for its heat transfer properties and robustness and initial trials at the Chalmers pilot demonstrate the potential. In those systems different types of bed materials such as catalysts are applied to optimize the reaction conditions.

The Division of Energy Technology is a part of the Department of Space, Earth and Environment. We conduct research and offer education in mainly energy technologies and energy systems. Our current activities cover a wide range of aspects related to transformation of the energy system and how to limit the environmental impact of energy use, with the main focus being on climate change mitigation. Important research questions include impact of climate and energy policy measures, opportunities to reduce emissions in different sectors and identification, evaluation and development of key technologies. Our research focuses on three main areas: i) combustion, gasification and cracking of solid fuels, ii) technologies for carbon dioxide capture, iii) energy system analysis. A considerable part of our research is experimental and for this we have built up and are maintaining unique experimental facilities, such as for example Chalmers research boiler which is a semi-commercial facility that beyond providing heat to Chalmers campus allows for cutting edge fuel conversion research in large scale

Major responsibilities
We are now looking for a talented and motivated PhD student that can contribute to endeavor. You will be working in a creative and experienced research group that is world leading in its field, has extensive experience of practical research and access to unique experimental infrastructure.

The work will involve a variety of aspects related to the thermo-chemical polymer recycling as for example: reaction chemistry, catalysis, ash chemistry, material characterization, thermodynamic modelling, process development, waste management and new analysis methods. Part of the research will be connected to experimental research campaigns in Chalmers semi-commercial research gasifier. The ultimate goal of the research is to contribute to the development of technologies capable of providing a significant amount of raw material for a chemical cluster with low environmental impact.

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

Qualifications
The PhD-candidate should have an education on MSc level corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Chemical Engineering or equivalent. A master thesis, relevant master courses and experience in fluidized bed technology, solid fuel conversion, hydrocarbon chemistry, waste handling and treatment or reaction modelling are meritorious. To be successful you need to be highly motivated, have a problem-solving ability, and enjoy working both by yourself as in a team, cooperating with others.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

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

Our offer to youChalmers 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 20190538 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
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Motivate in your application your interest and your qualification for the position

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 November, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Martin Seemann, Energy Technology
Mail: martin.seemann@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31-7721480
 
   



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 15th, 2019

PhD student position in Solid and Structural Mechanics

Information about the research and project
You are hereby invited to apply for a PhD student position in the project “Tread braking limits, life and wear processes”.

Railway vehicles are often braked using mechanical friction brakes in the form of tread brakes that act directly onto the tread of the wheels that are at the same time in rolling contact with the rail. The tread brakes should provide braking capacity of the train for everything from normal serivice braking to extreme braking conditions. For this braking system a minimum of components are added to the vehicle and it thus has the capacity of being the low-cost and low-maintenance braking system of choice for the industry. However, the utilisation of the wheel as a friction-heated component that also is worn by the brake comes at a cost in the form of complex loading situations in which elevated temperatures resulting from braking are interacting with the wheel-rail rolling contact loads.

The objective of this project is therefore to find the limits for the tread braking system so that it can be utilized broadly in a safe and maintenance efficient way. To this end, three main areas are investigated 1) extreme braking situations and the safe limits of the railway wheels 2) temperature effects and rolling contact fatigue of wheels, and, 3) wear of the braking components with a focus on temperature effects.

In the project, knowledge building will be based on a combination of numerical simulations and experimental campaigns. The intention is that the results from the project should be accurate enough such that safety measures and maintenance decisions can be taken based on its results. Modeling and simulation in the areas of high-temperature material behaviour, thermomechanical fatigue, wear of materials and model calibration are forseen to be employed in these efforts together with optimization methods.

This research will build on previous investigations in European and in-house CHARMEC projects. It will be run in close cooperation with industrial partners – especially Faiveley Transport, Bombardier Transportation and Lucchini Sweden.

Information about the division and CHARMEC
The project will be at the Division of Dynamics, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences. The Division of Dynamics currently has 15 faculty members and 8 PhD students. The present research activities are focused on mechanical systems, structural dynamics, wave propagation, and railway mechanics. Areas of interest relate to various problems in solid mechanics such as vibrational problems, fatigue, wear, contact mechanics, wave propagation, optimization and dynamics of smart materials and structures. The research activities range from basic research to applied projects, including theoretical and numerical modelling, and experimental activities.

Experiments are performed either at the department’s laboratory, at industrial partners or through field measurements. The division is host for the National Centre of Excellence in Railway Mechanics (CHARMEC).

Your project will be part of the activities within the Swedish National Centre of Excellence in Railway Mechanics CHARMEC – CHAlmers Railway MEChanics. CHARMEC was established in 1995 and is supported by Chalmers, the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and an Industrial Interests Group comprising ten partners. All research at CHARMEC is carried out in an international context with overall objectives to reduce the railway’s costs for production, operation and maintenance, and to decrease the environmental footprint while improving safety, reliability and transport quality. Currently, some 25 research projects are carried out within CHARMEC.

Information about the DepartmentThe Division of Dynamics is part of the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, which conducts fundamental and applied research in all modes of transport to achieve sustainable technological solutions as well as research to achieve environmentally-friendly process techniques and a sustainable energy supply. M2 holds one of Sweden’s most extensive simulator centre for navigation and propulsion of ships, and world class laboratories within combustion engineering and wind tunnels. The department continuously strives to establish a cooperation between academia, industry, and society, with a strong focus on utilisation.
The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. This includes developing scientific concepts and communicating research results. The position is a full-time temporary employment with a time limited to a maximum of 4.5 years including teaching or other duties corresponding to 15% of working hours. You will be employed by Chalmers and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of 4.5 years.

Qualifications
A suitable background is a Master of Science (Swedish: civilingenjör) in mechanical engineering, civil engineering or engineering physics with emphasis on solid mechanics and computational methods. The position requires oral and written communication skills in English and Swedish. Swedish is not required, but you will be encouraged to learn Swedish during employment.

You are expected to take initiatives, work independently when needed and to take responsibility for your work. Further, 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.

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

Our offer to youChalmers 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 20190519 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
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, 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: 11 November 2019

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Tore Vernersson, Dynamics, tore.vernersson@chalmers.se +46 31 772 8501
   


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 November 11th, 2019

PhD student position in production logistics and materials handling

The Department of Technology Management and Economics (TME) broadly researches the interaction between technology development, industrial systems, society, people and the environment. The research can be divided into three main research areas, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain & Operations Management and Sustainability & Society Studies. The department is organized in six divisions for research and teaching and one support function and it hosts four research centres and the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. Our research is linked to several of Chalmers’ Areas of Advance.


Information about the project and the division
This PhD student project is related to the overall area of production logistics and, more specifically, to materials handling and warehousing, where our research concerns the design and control of efficient and reliable physical flows. The PhD student is expected to develop knowledge regarding the application of automation in materials supply systems, foremost in the material flows within and between warehouses and production plants. Potential automation solutions to be applied include robotics and automated transports. The project focuses on the application rather than the technical development of automation. Full automation may not be a feasible or cost-efficient solution in all situations. The PhD student should therefore contribute to the identification of suitable levels of automation and to the creation of effective combinations of automation and manual work. The suitability of different solutions is determined by the context as well as by the relative priority of performance areas such as cost, flexibility, and human factors. The PhD student will take part in a research project with several different companies involved. This will provide access to a broad range of empirical settings, including different industries, in which case studies can be performed.

The PhD student will be a part of the Division of Supply and Operations Management which is part of the Department of Technology Management and Economics. The division conducts research in five main areas; organising in networks, managing in supply networks, operations planning and control, sustainable production and work organisation, and materials handling and warehousing. Our goal is to perform high quality research and education at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. We accomplish this by contributing to improvements in all our research areas, in theory as well as in practice. We focus mainly on empirical research in close interaction with industry.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities
As a PhD student, your major responsibility is to pursue doctoral studies in relation to some specific research aim. Overall, PhD studies include a number of doctoral courses, reviewing literature, designing research studies, interacting with industrial companies, collecting and analysing empirical data, and reporting research results. You will take part in ongoing and future projects at the division in the area of materials handling and warehousing. The exact focus of the work will be decided in interaction with the main supervisor. As a PhD student you take an active role in this research in preparing for and collecting empirical data, conducting analysis and presenting results. During the project, results will continuously be presented to the public, to the industry, at international conferences, and in scientific publications. Written and oral communication is crucial.

As a PhD student you will also, to a maximum of 20%, be involved in teaching bachelor and master courses in the area of operations and supply chain management, and/or other departmental tasks.

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

Qualifications
The successful candidate for this position has a Master’s degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in supply chain management, production engineering, or equivalent, with an interest in materials handling and materials supply systems. The position requires fluency in English, both in verbal and written communication. Moreover, you need a sound knowledge of Swedish. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

In addition to the formal qualifications, selection is also based on the performance of the candidates in other work (e.g. thesis and advanced level courses), as well as on interviews and assignments. Besides good subject knowledge, emphasis will be on motivation, ability to cooperate, initiative to work independently, and personal suitability for research training.

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

Our offer to youChalmers 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 20190556 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
• Describe your reasons for applying to the PhD position 
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, 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 November, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Robin Hanson, Senior Lecturer, Supply and Operations Management,
E-mail: robin.hanson@chalmers.se
Phone:+46 (0)31 772 2228

Frida Lind, Unit manager, Supply and Operations Management
E-mail: frida.lind@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 (0)31 772 1113
   



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 15th, 2019

PhD student position in Collaborative Information Infrastructure in Building Design

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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 division
The details of the division’s research activities may be found at Division of Construction Management

Project description
SBE project in ACE/Construction Management. This project aims at strengthening the information infrastructure within standardizing of buildings, a process with massive investments for society. Collaboration on an institutional building information standard is further developed as a collective collaborative information infrastructure. A positive learning circle is obtained through using a virtual tool that supports collaborative design and a guiding support system based on machine learning, aiding in interpreting standards and building code. Through collaborative design enhanced dialogue is supported improving the integration of the users experiences and needs and making them more visible and operational for building designers.

The project includes a doctoral project aiming at obtaining a licentiate. The topic of the doctoral project is “a collaborative involving information infrastructure within institutional building”. The project involves the study and evaluation of two prototypes that are parts of the infrastructure. The effect of the project is expected to be immediate improvements of the engaged building project’s architectural and engineering design. And long-term improvements of building and operation processes. The project results are diffused to practitioners in the building sector and building researchers.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility will be to carry out a doctoral project on collaborative information infrastructure. This involves the development of a theoretical frame on the base of a literature study, method, data collection, machine learning analysis and systematic analysis of results and reporting. 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
To qualify for the position, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Engineering or Social Science, for example in Design and Construction Project Management. The position also requires knowledge on construction sites mode of operation. Knowledge on prevention activities mitigating occupational accidents on building sites is an advantage.

Experience of software development and/or accident causation is a merit.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in 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 youChalmers 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 20190509 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
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, 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: 23 October, 2019

For questions, please contact
Head of division Caroline Ingelhammar
caroline.ingelhammar@chalmers.se, + 46-31 772 3057

Professor Christian Koch, division of Construction Management
christian.koch@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 October 23rd, 2019

Digitalisation for a sustainable industry – Chalmers is looking for 4 great PhD students

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Join us in changing the future of industry

Across the world, industries, universities, and governments are working intensely to bring the benefits of the 4th industrial revolution to industry and society. Industry is also facing major climate challenges, where manufacturing will be a core key to new solutions. Chalmers is one of the leading universities in industrial digitalisation for sustainable manufacturing. We are now looking for four highly skilled and motivated PhD candidates for positions in the Division of Production Systems at Chalmers’ Department of Industrial and Materials Science.

The Division of Production Systems

The three research groups in the Division of Production Systems work with the future of sustainable and highly digitalised manufacturing systems. Typical areas for our research and education are: virtual and augmented reality in manufacturing; sustainability assessments; human collaboration with automation and robots; advanced robot programming and simulation; designing the future of human work in industry; training, reskilling, and life-long learning; maintenance, machine learning and artificial intelligence; and future connectivity for people and machines using 5G and other advanced communication technologies.

The Division of Production Systems is an international and gender-balanced group that strives for a high level of excellence and impact in science, industry, and society. We find many of our new ideas and solutions through lab collaboration with industry, for example in Stena Industry Innovation Lab.

Major responsibilities

You will be part of a joint group of PhD students within the Production Systems Division. The PhD process involves gradually narrowing your field of specialisation over the PhD years, based on your achievements.

You will work in collaboration with industry, but also across other departments at Chalmers and with other universities. You are expected to complete a PhD degree in 4 years, which can be extended to a maximum of 5 years, including academic/teaching service (<20%).

Your main tasks as a PhD student are to:

– Contribute to research projects (normally in collaboration with industry)
– Participate in PhD courses Publish research results in scientific journals
– Contribute to scientific conferences
– Contribute to courses within the scope of Production Systems
– Develop pedagogic skills and teaching experiences
– Develop a personal pedagogical portfolio

Position summary

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

Qualifications

The position requires a Master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in, for instance, mechanical engineering, production engineering, industrial design engineering, software engineering or similar, with a thesis project corresponding to at least half a year of study. Courses and/or a Master thesis projects in sustainability transition, simulation and computational methods, or other areas of direct relevance for the research are meritorious.

We look for a student that, in addition to having a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter, has a strong motivation and engagement, a cooperative mindset, analytical skills, communication skills and a passion to combine theory and practice. We expect the applicant to be quality conscious and have the ambition to take on responsibility to work independently and in collaboration with both academic and industrial partners towards set goals. The position requires full professional proficiency in English. You will also need to acquire Swedish proficiency within 2 years, Chalmers offers Swedish courses. Experience from multi-stakeholder interactions and industry experience are meritorious.

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 20190493 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
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, 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: 20 Oktober, 2019

For questions, please contact:

Professor Johan Stahre, johan.stahre@chalmers.se
Professor Björn Johansson, bjorn.johansson@chalmers.se
Associate Professor Åsa Fast-Berglund, asa.fasth@chalmers.se
Associate Professor Anders Skoogh, anders.skoogh@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 Sunday October 20th, 2019

Postdoctoral scholarship position in Computational kinetic/transport modeling

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Department of Physics at Chalmers – home of the Graphene Flagship
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. We are situated in a stimulating and creative environment with newly renovated facilities. The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between five departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

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Information about the Research Project
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc who will model reactions using micro-kinetics and/or kinetic Monte-Carlo methods, coupled with species transport equations, to predict catalytic output. The modelling shall account for the characteristics of the rarefied gas flow (velocity and pressure) through the dedicated nanofabricated reactor. The fundamental scientific questions that need to be addressed are primarily related to the nature and role of the flow-chemistry coupling  in nanoscale reactive systems.

The project will be part of a larger research program that involves several other research groups at the Chemistry and Physics Departments of Chalmers. The overall goal of the project “Single Particle Catalysis in Nanoreactors” is to further push our understanding of catalytic reaction to the single particle level.

As a postdoc in this project, you will be working at the Division of Chemical Physics, and in close collaboration with the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Working as a postdoc requires a great deal of creativity and ability to think “outside the box”. Furthermore, as the current project involves close cooperation with theoretical and experimental partners at two divisions, collaborative and communicative skills are essential.

Information about the research group
The Chemical Physics Division at the Department of Physics operates at the interface between materials science, nanoscience, catalysis, nanoplasmonics and in situ spectroscopy, with a particular focus on the development of sustainable energy systems. Themes include, for instance, alternative fuel production, emission control, energy storage, and fuel cells. The research is interdisciplinary with strong connections between fundamental and applied science. Chemical Physics Division is a dynamic and international environment that strives for scientific excellence through teamwork and joint experimental and theoretical efforts.

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.  

The reactive flow modelling at Fluid Dynamics is mainly focused on dispersed multiphase systems, flow through porous media and nanoscale reactive flows. A broad range of theoretical and numerical frameworks are used to analyze systems of different scale and level of complexity. 

And the home page of the Chemical Physics Division:
http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ap/research/chemicalphysics/

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility will be to pursue the research and development within the project, and to collaborate with the experimental efforts in the larger research program. 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 guided by the senior researchers involved in the project and have ample opportunities to develop an extended network in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, chemical kinetics and nanoscale flows.

Position summary
Full-time postdoctoral scholarship position. The position is limited to one year with possibility for one-year extension, i.e. maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
Necessary qualifications for the postdoctoral position are:

(1) PhD no older than two years and from a non-Swedish university.
(2) PhD in Physics, Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering, Computational Mathematics or a similar subject area.
(3) Documented experience of relevant software (please describe what software and why you consider it relevant).
(4) Skills in scripting and programming are mandatory.
(5) A solid background in kinetic modeling and flow modeling is required.
(6) The candidate has to be able to work independently and have good skills in communicating scientific results in written and spoken English.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

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

Our offer to youChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about living and working in Gothenburg: https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190414 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
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:• Introduce yourself • Describe your previous research fields and main research results• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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: 31 August 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Anders Hellman,
Chemical Physics, Physics,
anders.hellman@chalmers.se,
+46723869804

Associate Professor Henrik Ström,
Fluid Dynamics, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences,
henrik.strom@chalmers.se

Professor Christoph Langhammer,
Chemical Physics, Physics,
christoph.langhammer@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!
   


Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019