Join us – and share knowledge: The Department of Physics seeks three PhD students

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Do you want to build your knowledge and develop your skills to meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges?

The Department of Physics at Chalmers is looking for three PhD candidates worldwide who want to enter a doctoral program at the forefront of science. Our PhD students develop abilities to plan, perform, critically review, and present their research. The PhD studies prepare for a flexible career with many opportunities in academia, industry, and society. At the Department of Physics, you will be a member of one of our research groups and work in a vibrant international and interdisciplinary surrounding as a full-time employee.

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The Department of Physics
The Department of Physics provides a creative and innovative environment for research, learning and outreach. The research topics at the department span from fundamental to applied research with the aim of contributing to the development of a sustainable society. A wide range of experimental, computational, and theoretical methods are developed and used to meet a multitude of research challenges. As a PhD student, you will be associated with one of our graduate schools. The Department of Physics offers a stimulating and creative workplace in a modern setting with state-of-the-art research facilities. The Department of Physics strives to combine world leading research with a good work/life balance including paid vacation, parental leave, and other employment benefits. We actively promote diversity and gender equality.

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Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility is to pursue your doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research both orally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching at Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other departmental duties corresponding to a maximum of 20 per cent of contracted working time.

To qualify as a PhD student at Chalmers, you must have a university degree at an advanced level of at least 240 higher education credits. The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Please note that each separate PhD position below may have additional qualification requirements.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with ref number and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files. The specifics are outlined in each advertisement. For questions, please contact the recruiting manager for the specific position you are interested in. Contact information can be found in the advertisement for each position.

In this call we announce the PhD positions listed below. The positions are connected to specific research projects, and you are welcome to apply to all of those that match your interests.

1. PhD Student for Tomorrow's Solar Cells and Wearable Electronics
2. PhD Student for Tomorrow's Sustainable Wood Materials
Application deadline: March 31th, 2024

3. PhD position in synchrotron-based studies of electrocatalyst surfaces
Application deadline: November 12th, 2023

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

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.

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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