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Postdoc in Microstructural analysis of hard CVD coatings by electron microscopy


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Postdoc in Microstructural analysis of hard CVD coatings by electron microscopy at Division of Microstructure Physics, Department of Physics, Chalmers University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms

Division of Microstructure Physics, Department of Physics
Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmersplatsen, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Qualification Details

To qualify for the position of post-doc, you must have a degree in Materials Science, Physics or similar. The degree should not have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). Previous experience of specimen preparation, performing electron microscopy experiments, treating and analysing the resulting data is required.

Very good communication and collaborative skills are required, including excellent oral and written reporting in English. Swedish is not a requirement, but Chalmers offers Swedish courses. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will mainly work with advanced (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM/TEM), in combination with Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS). Site-specific thin (< 100 nm) foil samples to be investigated by TEM will be produced by the lift-out technique in a Focused Ion Beam/SEM (FIB/SEM) instrument.

You will take the main responsibility for planning and performing experiments, analysing the resulting data, reporting to collaborative partners and for taking the lead on publishing and disseminating the work. We also think that your skills and personality will allow you to support other activities in the division where your involvement would be suitable.The position may also include teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 20220636

Application Procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20220636 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

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 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. Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

About the Employer: Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden

Note or Other details

This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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Contact details

For questions, please contact: Professor Mats Halvarsson, Microstructure Physics
Email: [email protected] Tel: +46-31-7723398

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Published on: | Last Updated: Nov 24, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team