PhD student position in Electrochemistry funded by the European Research Council

Ref REF 2022-0400

The ERC funded project “Electrical Modulation of Elastic Moduli" has the goal to develop new concepts for stimuli-responsive materials and fibres that can be used for the realization of new types of electronic textile devices.

A PhD student position is available in the research group of Christian Müller at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Chalmers University of Technology. We are looking for a highly motivated student who will use conjugated polymers to develop new types of stimuli-responsive fibers and textile devices. Focus will be on the use of electrochemistry to tune the stiffness and stretchability.

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, electrical and electrochemical properties of different types of conjugated polymers and polymer fibers. There will be the opportunity to travel and visit the labs at other universities.

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, 4 Postdocs and 8 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.

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

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
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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.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220203 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 electrochemistry 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. 

Application deadline: February 2, 2023. Interviews will be conducted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Therefore, please submit your application prior to the application deadline.

For questions, please contact:
Professor Christian Müller, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Email: christian.muller@chalmers.se

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