Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Research Specialist Position in Polymer Technology, Chemistry at Chalmers, Sweden Apr 2022

Sweden

Research Specialist position in the area of polymer processing as well as experience in wood-based materials, polymer blends and composites for applicants with a Ph.D, with a background relevance to polymer science and technology, or chemistry/materials science  is available at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden – Apr 2022.

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General Info

Position: Research Specialist
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Full-time Permanent Employment
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden

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Qualification Details

The successful candidate has a PhD (or is close to completing a PhD) in a relevant topic such as polymer science and technology, or chemistry/materials science with a focus on polymer science. Mandatory experience and skills are (1) expertise in polymer processing, including compounding and extrusion, (2) expertise in the area of polymer blends and composites (e.g. with carbon nanotubes, nanocellulose), and (3) expertise in materials chemistry & polymer chemistry.

Research experience (besides the PhD studies) in academia and industry is a merit. Further merits are expetise in (1) electrical engineering, (2) Labview-type as well as database programming, (3) organic/polymer synthesis, (4) fibre & textile research, and (5) electroactive polymers.

You need to be able to communicate fluently in English. Further, it is a merit if you can communicate in Swedish.

As a person, you need to be personally mature and enjoy hands-on experimental work, which can sometimes be very advanced, while at other times lab maintenance and support tasks need to be done. An ability to remain calm despite having a lot of things that need to be done is desirable. You should enjoy working by yourself, but also function well in close collaboration with others. You need to be service minded and willing to help others with their research.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The role of the researcher will be (1) to support the research activities in the area of polymer science and technology, (2) to assist in the development of the long term research goals, (3) to ensure that working knowledge is preserved across generations of PhD students, (4) to co-supervise PhD students, (5) to support collaborations with industry and academic partners, (6) to assist with outreach activities, and (7) to operate and maintain critical polymer processing and characterization equipment and labs. Minor teaching opportunities will also be offered, but not as the course responsible.

At the division, duties will include the management and safety of polymer processing and characterization labs, as well as maintenance of polymer characterization equipment (e.g. DSC, TGA, DMA, rheometer, SEC) and training of new users.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 20220101

Application Procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20220101 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 experience with lab management
  • Describe your experience with polymer science and technology
  • Describe your future goals

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).
  • Interviews may be conducted on a continuous basis. Therefore, please submit your application prior to the application deadline.

About the Department

The division of Applied Chemistry is looking for a research specialist who is highly knowledgeable in the area of polymer processing and has experience in working with wood-based materials, polymer blends and composites. A number of the division's research projects focus on the sustainable use of plastics and new materials from wood for applications ranging from pharmaceuticals, health and electronics to energy harvesting, storage and transport. A common denominator across all projects is the ability of polymeric materials to transport ions and/or electronic charge as well the rheological and mechanical properties. The role of the research specialist will be to support ongoing projects in the area of polymer science and technology, assist in the development of our long term research goals, and to preserve working knowledge.

Information about the division

The research specialist will be employed at the division of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The research specialist will be associated with the research groups of both Christian Müller (40%) and Anette Larsson (30%). Further, common duties for the good of the division will contribute to 30% of the working time. The position is permanent. The position is not a faculty position nor a tenure track position. The specialist is not expected to become an independent principal investigator.

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