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Researcher Marine Proteins

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The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering was founded January 1 2015, and started off with high ambitions. The aim was to grow and become a leading center of innovation by combining the latest research in life sciences with biochemistry. And the department got off to flying start. In its first year, the numbers for publication, citation and external funding have been excellent.

The department consists of four divisions, each conducting outstanding research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, systems biology, chemical biology and food science. The overall goal is to help build a sustainable society and improve human health.

Nearly 200 people from 20 countries are currently working at the department. The working environment is characterized by respect, cooperation, responsibility, creativity and job satisfaction.

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering has summarized its mission in four points:
• To be an attractive environment for top-level researchers in biological engineering
• To deliver top-level research results and innovative solutions for use in a sustainable society
• To offer excellent education that develops creative engineers and scientists
• To be a major contributor to international visibility of Chalmers


Information about the department and the research

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering is aiming at bridging cutting edge life science research with biochemical engineering, in order to emerge as the leading innovation center in the region. The research has broad applications in areas of health and industrial production of e.g. fine chemicals, food and energy. An important mission is to drive the development of novel and improved tools to study effects on a cellular level through systems’ biology analysis and modeling tools, metabolic engineering and bioimaging. Powerful experimental platforms are avialable such as well equipped fermenters, analytical instruments and laser based microscopy. The department offers highly qualified education for engineering students within the area of bioengineering. It is furthermore collaborating in broad, interdiciplinary national and international networks within academia and the industry.

The division of Food and Nutrition Science is one of four research divisions at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering. Food and Nutrition Science is one of the leading units in the area in Sweden with particular strengths in nutritional and computational metabolomics, dietary biomarkers, micronutrient metal nutrition, nutritional immunology, marine food science and nutrition as well as food by-product biorefining. The division has a wide range of modern analytical equipment for chromatography coupled with mass spectrometery, an in vitro human cell laboratory, and a microbiology laboratory. The division focuses on nutritional solutions for health and disease prevention by studies on the molecular, cellular, and whole-body level. It also has a strong focus on sustainable use of food raw materials and on many different quality aspects of food.

Job description
The position involves participation in research, teaching and utilization activities. The field of research is eco-innovative utilization of marine resources for production of sustainable and healthy foods as well as food packaging materials, with the the main focus being on marine proteins. Initially, the research will be conducted within a series of ongoing national and European projects on valorization of marine side streams to develop sustainable value chains for these raw materials. Increase in the technology rediness level (TRL) for valorization techniques such as the pH-shift process will here be fundamental. Also, it is expected that the researcher will contribute to a broadening of the analysis platform for marine proteins at the FNS division. The researcher should closely collaborate with different national and international partners from industry and academia through ongoing projects, and will participate in teaching as well as supervision of PhD and MSc students in line with the title of the postion. The researcher should also actively apply for external funding for continuation of the research in line with the described field. 

Position summary
The position is a full-time permanent employment. Teaching will consitute 5-10% of time.Qualifications
A PhD in Food science, Seafood science or similar and at least 2 years of post doctoral research experience in the relevant field is required. Further, a self-motivated individual with documented ability to successfully conduct research and work independently is desirable. The candidate should have the ability to combine creativity and experimental research together with a focus on applications to generate industry-ready solutions leading to commercialization. A strong research profile as proven by publications in internationally leading journals, graduate and postgraduate student supervision as well grant application expertise is highly recommended. Also, good knowledge in marine proteins and the relationship between their chemistry, functionality and product forming capacity at both micro- amd macro-level is expected. In terms of experimental skills, experience from working with pH-shift processing of fish side streams and molecular biological techniques such as SDS-PAGE, chromatographic techniques like LC-MS, GC-MS and SEC, rheological techniques as well as spectroscopic techniques such as FTIR is desired.

The candidate should also have strong communication skills in written and oral, good ability to work in teams, and experience from collaborating with industry.

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 Name, Ref 20190203 and be attached as PDF files, as below:

CV

Personal letter
• 1-2 pages 

Other documents (optional): 
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview. 

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 19 May 2019

For questions, please contact:
Ingrid Undeland, undeland@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 May 19th, 2019

Postdoctoral position in Recyclable Cellulose Composites

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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers with research ranging from the most fundamental level to a level close to application in industry and society. The research activities reach from DNA-research and biomaterials to high temperature corrosion, catalysis and recycling. The Department is also heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas.

Health, natural resources, sustainable energy and materials are some of our lead words and our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.

We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg.

Information about the research project
The aim of your project is to investigate how transient cellulose networks can be used to address the poor recyclability of crosslinked polyethylene. Crosslinked polyethylene, which is widely used for many medical and electrical applications, cannot be reprocessed, meaning that it is burned, ends up at landfills, or worst case litters the oceans. Approaches that allow to use polyethylene without the need for crosslinking are therefore highly desirable. In our previous work we have found that composites of polyethylene copolymers and cellulose microfibrils remain thermoplastic but at the same time arrest creep above the melting temperature of the polymer. You will work together with a team of other postdocs and PhD students to develop this concept further. Our goal is to develop a detailed understanding of the underlying structure-function relationships of transient cellulose networks, and expand their use to a wider range of polymers.

We anticipate that the use of a cellulose reinforcing agent as an alternative to crosslinking chemistry will open up a new design principle for plastics with a high degree of recyclability. Ultimately, we hope to considerably expand the versatility of the most common type of plastic used today. The realisation of thermoset-like yet recyclable polyethylene based materials would open up new application areas where superior creep resistance is required.

Information about the research group
The Müller Research Group focuses on the physical chemistry and materials science of organic semiconductors, polymer blends and composites, and develops new plastic materials for energy technologies ranging from organic solar cells and thermoelectrics to power cables. All research is conducted in co-operation with other universities/institutes and/or industry. Presently, the Müller Research Group consists of 1 Professor, 1 Research Staff, 3 Postdocs, 8 PhD students and several Master students.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with other departments at Chalmers, collaborating groups at other universities, as well as industrial partners.

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc to join our research!

Major responsibilities
The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research, in collaboration with other postdocs and students in our group, as well as collaborating groups. In addition, you are expected to support and mentor the PhD students in our group that work on related topics. As a Postdoc you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in writing.

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
The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, or equivalent with a focus on polymer science and technology. Further, expertise in the modification and processing of cellulose materials is preferred. Previous experience with cellulose chemistry, nanocellulose materials and composites is a merit.

Experience with materials characterisation tools such as thermal analysis (DSC, TGA), X-ray diffraction (WAXS, SAXS), optical microscopy, AFM, SEM, TEM, rheology, DMA and tensile testing is a merit. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.

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

Our offer to 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 20190205 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) 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: 17th May 2019

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

    

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, 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; Built Environment, 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 May 17th, 2019

Postdoctoral position at Energy technology on chemical-looping combustion

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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 research
Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. As an employee at the Division of Energy Technology you are an important part of a group of researchers with the general aim to optimize and reduce environmental impact of industrial energy use. In total, Energy Technology has around 60 employees out of which 30 are PhD-students.

The work is focused around experimental evaluation of oxygen carriers in continuous chemical-looping systems. During the project you will work in a creative research group that is world leading in its field, has extensive experience of practical research and access to unique experimental infrastructure. The goal is to find effective and affordable oxygen carries that can be used to increase the efficiency of the applications described above. The overall goal of our group is to develop revolutionary technology for efficient generation of power, heat and hydrogen with inherent carbon dioxide capture.

Major responsibilities
Your main responsibility as a postdoc is to pursue your own scientific studies and to develop your abilities and knowledge within the research fields covered by the project. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally at scientific conferences and in written journal articles.

The position may also include 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) and is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Qualifications
By the starting date, the applicant should have a PhD degree in a relevant subject, such as for example chemical engineering, power engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. Knowledge about chemical-looping combustion and fluidization – both experimental and theoretical – are mandatory.

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

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 20190227 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: 16 May 2019

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Anders Lyngfelt, Energy technology
anders.lyngfelt@chalmers.se, phone +46 31 772 14 27


 


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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Postdoctoral position in Scale-up of sustainable production of dialdehyde and dialcohol cellulose

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Information about the project and the division
Stimulated and Challenged by the United Nations sustanibility goals the Department of Chemistry and Chemical engineering has the motto; Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world. The Department consists of around 300 employees divided into four research divisions. The Divisions do research within a wide range of chemistry areas but with the same goal; the science should strive torwards a sustainable future.

To achieve an impact of the future the Department also has for a long time encouraged and been involved in inter- and intradisciplinary collaborations with other Departments such Biochemistry and biochemical Engineering, Industrial Material Science as well as Industrial Partners in dynamic and outstanding research environments and networks.

The Department also have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to Ph.D studies.

This postdoc position is placed at the Division of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The project is to develop a continues process for the oxidation of cellulose. As oxidation agent is sodium periodate commonly used for the convertion of cellulose to 2,3-dialdehyde cellulose, DAC. On lab scale the oxidation by sodium periodate in aqueous medium is quite well established and is known to mainly be controlled by temperature and periodate concentration. However, for larger-scale oxidation and production of DAC and derivatives thereof only initial test and studies has been performed. The project will has as aim to provide data for a techno-economical feasible large-scale process for the oxidation process. The project will include determination of reaction kinetics and development of good method(s) for recycling of the iodate, the reduction product of periodate. Another important factor in the scale up of the process is also to find a process for the isolation of valueable components from the side stream in the process. To find these relations both experimental and computational simulations and modelling will be performed so that a  realistic scaleable methods for kiloscale synthesis, preferably in a continous process can be developed. The project will be in close collaboration with researchers at Royal Institute of Technology, KTH-Stockholm, and the industry partners BillerudKorsnäs and Tetra Pak.

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

Qualifications
The right applicant should have good knowledge, preferably a Ph.D. thesis with a focus on reaction kinetics, scale -up of chemical processes and modelling and/or simulation of the process with chemical process softwares, and experience from measuring and calculating reaction kinetics for reactions with more than two components and have worked with instruments for kinetic and analytical analysis.

It is meritorious if the applicant has experience from statistical and multivariate analysis software and/or from pulp and paper production and characterization with the industry on chemical scale up processes.

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 20190215 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: 17 May, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Gunnar Westman, chemistry and biochemistry, westman@chalmers.se
tel: +46 (0)31 7723072


   



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 May 17th, 2019

PhD student position in Condensed Matter Physics

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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 The Condensed Matter Physics group
The Condensed Matter Physics group focuses on the experimental studies of the fundamental properties of materials ranging from complex and/or disordered materials such as glasses or polymers to energy related materials and strongly correlated electron systems. The aim of our research is to understand the relationships between the microscopic interactions and the macroscopic functions of the materials in order to develop and optimize the next generations of materials that could be implemented in future technological devices. We conduct various experiments in our home laboratories, but also at large-scale facilities all over the world. We have great expertise in X-ray and neutron scattering /spectroscopy techniques and are involved in the new instrumental developments that Sweden is implementing with the MAX IV and European Spallation Source (ESS) facilities. Over many years we have also developed a strong and fruitful collaboration with theoreticians, both locally and internationally. At the moment the division comprises five faculty members, two assistant professors, nine PhD students, ten postdocs, and one technician. We strive for providing a stimulating, motivating, and collaborative research environment.

The present project focuses on the elaboration and characterization of novel low-dimensional magnetic vortices named skyrmions. Magnetic skyrmions are nanometer-size objects with non-trivial spin structures that can be moved using low current density. These properties make skyrmions ideal candidates for achieving high storage density, high data transfer rate, and low power consumption. The project will be done in two phases. The first stage will be on the synthesis of thin films/multilayers based on 5d and 4d transition metals using the sputtering and pulsed laser deposition techniques. The second stage is the experimental characterization of these films using methods avalaible within the physics department (e.g., XRD, AFM, PPMS, etc.), which will be complemented with more advanced X-ray, neutron and muon techniques at large-scale facilities. The experimental results from high-resolution X-ray, neutron and muon scattering/spectroscopy will be combined with state-of-the-art multiscale theoretical and computational methods including dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) and atomistic spin dynamics (ASD) simulations through collaboration with theorists.

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

During the PhD project you will have the task to develop the synthesis of transition metal 4d and 5d thin films/multilayers, conduct the characterizations of the films/multilayers both in-house and at large scale facilities, and analyse the data. As part of the project, you will be expected to submit beamtimes proposals at X-Ray, neutron and muon sources, communicate research results both orally at international conferences, and in writing in scientific journals.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The employment is composed of a maximum of four years full-time of doctoral studies. The employment is tied to successful completion of department evaluations after one and three years.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in physics (applied physics, engineering physics, materials physics, chemical physics) or an equivalent degree, with a sound knowledge and interest in condensed matter physics and materials physics.

The position requires good communication skills in written and spoken English. If you do not have English or a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue you need to provide documentation of good communication skills in English, typically evidenced by an English language test and/or exemplified during the interview process prior to admission.

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 20190198 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 May, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Assistant Professor Yasmine Sassa
Condensed Matter Physics
E-mail: sassa@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 76 941 222 0
   



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 15th, 2019

PhD student position in antibiotic research

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The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering was founded January 1 2015, and started off with high ambitions. The aim was to grow and become a leading center of innovation by combining the latest research in life sciences with biochemistry. And the department got off to flying start. In its first year, the numbers for publication, citation and external funding have been excellent.

The department consists of four divisions, each conducting outstanding research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, systems biology, chemical biology and food science. The overall goal is to help build a sustainable society and improve human health.

Nearly 200 people from 20 countries are currently working at the department. The working environment is characterized by respect, cooperation, responsibility, creativity and job satisfaction.

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering has summarized its mission in four points:
• To be an attractive environment for top-level researchers in biological engineering
• To deliver top-level research results and innovative solutions for use in a sustainable society
• To offer excellent education that develops creative engineers and scientists
• To be a major contributor to international visibility of Chalmers

Information about the researchA four-year PhD position in antibiotic research is available in a new junior group embedded in the Division of Chemical Biology.

The discovery of antibiotics such as penicillin revolutionized modern medicine. Formerly deadly diseases became easily treatable and infections following childbirth or surgical procedures could be effectively medicated. However, this privileged situation could change drastically over the next years. Bacteria possess a remarkable capability to genetically adapt and become increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics. Only few new antibiotics have been developed in the last decades, which makes it increasingly difficult to keep up with the development of bacterial resistance. To reverse this trend and prevent a fallback into a pre-antibiotic era, we need to advance antibiotic discovery and minimize the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. In order to achieve this, it is essential to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the activity of antibiotics and the countermeasures that bacterial cells employ to acquire tolerance or resistance to antibiotic drugs.

In my group, we are particularly interested in the bacterial cell envelope, which is not only the barrier that antibiotics need to cross to reach intracellular targets but also an important antibiotic target structure by itself as well as the location of many important stress response systems. We are investigating the role of the bacterial cell envelope as both antibiotic target and location of bacterial countermeasures against antibiotic stress.

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

Major responsibilities
Your PhD project will focus on novel promising antibiotic candidates that target cell envelope structures in Gram-negative and/or Gram-positive bacteria. You will analyze how these compounds attack bacterial cells using advanced cell biological methods, live cell imaging, fluorescence spectroscopy, in vitro assays, and combined -omics approaches. The position centers around microscopic methods, but will also include molecular cloning and biochemical techniques. Experience in one or more of these core methodologies is a merit.

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

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

Qualifications
Candidates must hold (or be close to completion of) a Mater of Science or equivalent degree in a relevant field (Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, or similar). Laboratory experience and good verbal and written English skills are mandatory. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organized individual with good problem-solving skills and the ability to deliver high precision lab work. You should be able to work independently and develop your own project further. The project is of interdisciplinary and collaborative nature and we are seeking a person with a cooperative mindset and the ability to communicate results to interdisciplinary and international co-workers. Experience with microbiology, microscopy, membrane biology, and/or molecular cloning techniques are considered a plus.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

Our offer to 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 20190176 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

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

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

Application deadline: 1 June 2019

For questions, please contact:
Dr Michaela Wenzel, Chemical Biology, m.wenzel@uva.nl, 0031611022917

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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!

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Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral position in the study of evolved stars

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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 project
This postdoctoral position will be hosted within the Astronomy and Plasma Physics Division of the Dept. of Space, Earth and Environment. The group has close connections to the Onsala Space Observatory, which is the Swedish national facility for Radio Astronomy. The observatory operates telescopes in Sweden, shares in the APEX telescope in Chile, and hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC). The research topics of the division cover a broad range of topics including formation and evolution of galaxies, the birth and death of stars, astrochemistry, and exoplanets.
The evolved stars research group at Chalmers is one of the largest in Europe, with approximately 10 members from senior scientists to PhD students. The group is active in observational astronomy at all wavelengths, with a focus on millimeter and submillimeter facilities, as well as radiative transfer modelling of molecular line emission and dust, and chemical modelling.

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position in the study of evolved stars. The project will make use of instruments such as ALMA, APEX, OSO 20m, and IRAM 30m in the millimeter/sub-millimeter, as well as the Herschel Space Observatory in the far-infrared. The research will focus on the physical and chemical properties of high- and low-mass stars in the late stages of their evolution, primarily through studies of molecular line observations. The succesful applicant will be expected to lead the work in close collaboration with the other members of the group and partner institutes. The research at Chalmers will mainly be done at Onsala Space Observatory, where Chalmers hosts the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes the possibility to co-supervise 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.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to demonstrate good potential within research.

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
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190119 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) 
1-3 pages containing
• introduction of yourself and presentation of your qualifications;
• description of 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: 1 May 2019

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Elvire De Beck, Astronomy & Plasma Physics, Space, Earth, and Environment
elvire.debeck@chalmers.se, +46 31 7725545


   


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 the study of evolved stars

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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 project
This Ph.D. position will be hosted within the Astronomy and Plasma Physics Division of the Dept. of Space, Earth and Environment. The group has close connections to the Onsala Space Observatory, which is the Swedish national facility for Radio Astronomy. The observatory operates telescopes in Sweden, shares in the APEX telescope in Chile, and hosts the Nordic ALMA Regional Center (ARC). The research topics of the division cover a broad range of topics including formation and evolution of galaxies, the birth and death of stars, astrochemistry, and exoplanets.
The evolved stars research group at Chalmers is one of the largest in Europe, with approximately 10 members from senior scientists to PhD students. The group is active in observational astronomy at all wavelengths, with a focus on millimeter and submillimeter facilities, as well as radiative transfer modelling of molecular line emission and dust, and chemical modelling.

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the study of evolved stars. The project will make use of instruments such as ALMA, APEX, OSO 20m, and IRAM 30m in the millimeter/sub-millimeter, as well as the Herschel Space Observatory in the far-infrared. The position will focus on the physical and chemical properties of low-mass stars appearing as carbon-enriched AGB stars in the late stages of their evolution. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to influence the details of the research project, with the possibility to combine observational work with theoretical modelling. The PhD student will be expected to lead the work in close collaboration with the other members of the group. The research will mainly be done at Onsala Space Observatory, where Chalmers hosts the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position may also include teaching at Chalmers or performing other duties corresponding up to 20 per cent of working hours, depending on availability.

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

Qualifications
An MSc in astronomy or physics or similar is required. Experience with stellar evolution and/or observational techniques would be an asset. 

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish skills are not required. Chalmers offers Swedish courses for those interested.

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.

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 20190118 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 containing
• introduction of yourself and presentation of your qualifications;
• description of previous research fields and main research results;
• future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

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

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

Application deadline: 1 May 2019

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Elvire De Beck, Astronomy & Plasma Physics, Space, Earth, and Environment, elvire.debeck@chalmers.se, +46 31 7725545


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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!
   


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Up to 3 PhD student positions in web application security

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Information about the research

We invite applications for PhD positions in Programming Languages and Systems for Security and Privacy. We are looking for applicants with a technical background in security, programming languages, and systems. The PhD students will join a high-profile group of researchers on software security. Software is often the root cause of vulnerabilities in modern computing systems. By focusing on securing the software, we target principled security mechanisms that provide robust protection against large classes of attacks.

Information about the department
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 and enrols a number of PhD students from more than 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.

For more information about the department, see https://www.chalmers.se/cse/en.

Major responsibilities
As a PhD student the majority of your time will be research related, where you are expected to work on developing scientific concepts, techniques, and tools and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The funding for the PhD positions is part of ambitious framework project WebSec: Securing Web-driven Systems, funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and dedicated to principled security and privacy for the web.

WebSec web page: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/research/group/security/websec/
Promotional video of Chalmers research on securing web applications: http://vimeo.com/82206652

PhD students will be supervised by Prof. Andrei Sabelfeld (project leader) and Professor David Sands.

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

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours. Salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers’ general agreement for PhD student positions.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a Master’s Degree or corresponding degree in Computer Science, Computer 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, both oral and written, are needed. You may apply even if you have not completed your degree, but expect to do so before the position starts.

Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language for research, and we publish internationally. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Chalmers offers Swedish courses. Half of our researchers and PhD students at the department come from more than 30 different countries.

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 20190171 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)
• An application of a maximum of one A4 page summarizing your track record and providing your research statement.
• 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 of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents.
• Letters of recommendation
• Evidence of written work: research papers and theses
• Links to software repositories with relevant projects

It is important to include parts of your own work such as theses and articles that you have authored or co-authored. Please notice also that it is highly recommended that you include letters of recommendation; we typically get a large number of applications, and it is not feasible for us to request individual letters.

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

Application deadline: 31 May, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Professor Andrei Sabelfeld
e-mail: andrei@chalmers.se
+46 31 772 1018


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



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
   


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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Two PhD positions in Environmental history/Environmental humanities, focusing on energy

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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 division and the research
The Department of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology is looking for two PhD students in Environmental history/Energy humanities. The positions are placed at the Division of Science, Technology and Society (STS). The division researches and teaches History of Technology, History of Science, Environmental Humanities, Science and Technology Studies, Policy Studies, Industrial Dynamics and Ethics.

We offer two positions in two different projects funded by the Swedish Energy Agency:
1) Swedish petroculture: lessons for transitioning to a sustainable energy system (led by Anna Åberg): The research focus of this PhD-project is the history of Swedish petroculture. In order to transition from one energy system to a profoundly different one, it is at least as important to understand the social and cultural aspects of the transition process as it is to develop necessary technologies. This project will identify key aspects of how and why a dependence on oil was established in Sweden – including central actors, narrative frameworks, and decisive policies – as well as how and where it persists today, despite attempts to transition to more sustainable energy sources.

2) Men and energy. Studying different masculinities and technology within the energy sector (led by Martin Hultman): Historically, energy has up until this day been a very unequal sector dominated by men. The research in this PhD will extend and expand the foundational work done by ecofeminists developing new theory about masculinities in connection to energy; it will innovate further a theoretical framework with three concepts (or figurations) of ‘industrial/breadwinner masculinities’, ‘ecomodern masculinities’ and ’ecological masculinities’ in relation to historical and/or contemporary cases studies.

Major responsibilities
As a PhD candidate, your major responsibility is to pursue doctoral studies in relation to a specific research aim. At large, PhD studies include a number of doctoral courses, literature reviews, designing research studies, collecting and analysing empirical data, and communicating the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The exact focus of the work will be decided in interaction with the main supervisor.

As a PhD candidate you take an active role in the specific research project in preparing for and collecting empirical data, conducting analysis and presenting results. Results are expected to continuously be presented at seminars and international conferences.

The position may also include teaching in Chalmers undergraduate level courses, supervising student projects 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 as a PhD candidate you must have a Master’s degree with a minimum of 90 Swedish credits in History of Technology, History of Science, History of Ideas, Economic History, History, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies or other relevant fields, or a MSc level degree in Engineering. Additional qualifications for applicants with a MSc level Engineering degree are: Master’s thesis on a historical subject, particularly History of Science or History of Technology, as well as courses in History of Science, History of Technology or corresponding.

The Master’s degree has to be obtained at the start of the PhD-employment (planned for September 1, 2019).

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 20190122 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.

• Optional: Applicant may add one additional written work to the application.

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

Application deadline: 30 April, 2019

For questions, please contact:

Regarding “Swedish petroculture”:
Assistant Professor Anna Åberg, STS,
E-mail: anna.aberg@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 731 431399

Regarding “Men and energy”:
Associate Professor Martin Hultman, STS,
E-mail: martin.hultman@chalmers.se
Phone: 0709-450 112

For general questions:
Associate Professor Karl Palmås, Head of Unit, STS,
E-mail: karl.palmas@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 Tuesday April 30th, 2019