Postdoc in 2 dimensional materials based composites for pressure sensor

Reference number REF 2024-0078

This Postdoc position gives you a unique opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge in sensors. You will collaborate with researchers from both academia and industry working in a multidisciplinary research environment. Join us to design and develop sensor devices for different applications.

Project description
The performance of the sensors depends on the properties and structures of the functional materials. This project will focus on designing and synthesizing different functional 2D materials for example graphene and MXene with unique structures for sensor applications. You will design, synthesize, and characterize the 2D materials-based sensing materials to improve the sensitivity and detection limit of general sensors. The work has an experimental focus, and you will closely collaborate with simulation and modeling partners from academia and industries. Being part of this collaborative project, you will be involved in a multidisciplinary environment and working with international researchers.

Information about the division and the department
Most of the research within this Postdoc position will be carried out in the Division of Materials and Manufacture, Department of Industrial and Materials Science. The division covers the entire value chain from materials design, processing and characterization to machining of metals and polymers. We employ a range of technologies -surface modification of materials, powder metallurgy, electroplating, additive manufacturing and material removal - and a range of advanced characterization techniques. Our work is interdisciplinary by nature and is addressing topics that have a direct impact on sustainability. The division is collaborating closely with other universities and research institutes, and is implementing industry-academia partnerships through collaborative projects and strategic initiatives.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group by collaborating with others. The position may also include supervising Master and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with industrial partners. You are expected to develop your scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing in English.

To be qualified for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree or equivalent in chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, or a relevant field, generally awarded no more than three years before the application deadline. Exceptions from the 3-year limit can be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave, sick leave, or military service*. You should be fluent in English, have good collaborative skills, and ability to communicate your results in writing and presentations. You are expected to stay motivated and efficient despite setbacks and disappointments while continuing to work until satisfactory results have been achieved.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

* The date shown in your doctoral degree certificate is the date we use, as this is the date you have met all requirements for the doctoral degree.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

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.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with 20240078 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 as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• 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 main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: April 28, 2024

For questions, please contact:
Associate Prof. Jinhua Sun,

*** 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 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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