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PhD Student Position in Molecular Doping of Conjugated Polymers – Chalmers University, Jun 2022


The Chalmers University of Technology invites applications for a Ph.D. student position goal of your research will be to understand how molecular doping influences the mechanical properties of conjugated polymers, at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sweden – Jun 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden


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Qualification Details

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or equivalent (or be in the process of completing a Master’s degree). Experience with molecular doping and organic electronics is required; experience with polymer science 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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join our research group at Chalmers. Your project will be part of the ERC funded project "Electrical Modulation of Elastic Moduli (Elmo)". 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 produce stimuli-responsive fibers that can be switched from soft and stretchable to stiff and tough, and use those fibers for the fabrication of electronic textile devices. You will work closely with several postdocs and PhD students in our group, as well as with several external collaborators, and together study the mechanical and electrical properties of different types of conjugated polymers and polymer fibers.

Information about the research

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 use in the fields of wearable electronics and energy technology. All research is conducted in co-operation with other universities/institutes and/or industry. Presently, the group consists of 1 Professor, 2 Postdocs and 9 PhD students.

Major responsibilities

The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research, in collaboration with postdocs and students at Chalmers, as well as external collaborators in academia and industry. 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.: 20220202

Application Procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20220202 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 experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
  • Describe your experience with molecular doping and organic electronics.

Other documents:

  •  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. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 7 June 2021. Interviews will be conducted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Therefore, please submit your application prior to the application deadline.

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Contract terms

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of four years of full-time research studies.

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

Professor Christian Müller, Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringEmail: [email protected]

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