The Chalmers University of Technology invites applications for a Ph.D. position in the research group of Christian Müller at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sweden – Jan 2023
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmersplatsen, Gothenburg, Sweden
The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or equivalent (or be in the process of completing a Master’s degree). Experience with polymer science and organic electronics is required; experience with molecular doping 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.
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student who will develop new materials for wearable electronics. Your project will be part of the ERC funded project "Electrical Modulation of Elastic Moduli" (Elmo).
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 wearable electronics and energy technologies ranging from solar cells and thermoelectrics to power cables. All research is conducted in co-operation with other universities/institutes and/or industry. Presently, the group consists of 1 Professor, 1 senior scientist, 3 Postdocs and 8 PhD students.Molecular doping is widely used to modify the electrical properties of conjugated polymers, necessary for a wide range of applications ranging from organic solar cells and thermoelectrics to wearable electronics. The goal of your research will be to understand how molecular doping influences the mechanical properties of conjugated polymers. You will then use the knowledge gained to develop conducting materials and fibers and use those for the fabrication of electronic textile devices. You will work closely with several PhD students and postdocs at Chalmers as well as other universities in Sweden and abroad. There will be the opportunity to travel and visit labs of external collaborators.
he majority of your working time is devoted to your own research, in collaboration with PhD students and postdocs at Chalmers as well as other universities in Sweden and abroad. As a PhD student you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in writing. In addition, 10 percent of your time will be dedicated to departmental duties, especially teaching on the undergraduate level.
How to Apply?
Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 20220627
The application should be marked with Ref 20220627 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: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
- 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 experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
- Describe your experience with polymer science, organic electronics and molecular doping
- Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis
- Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
Interviews will be conducted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Therefore, please submit your application prior to the application deadline.
About the Employer: Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden
Note or Other details
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of 4 years of fulltime research studies.
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.
Prof. Christian Müller, Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringEmail: [email protected]: +46317722790
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