Postdoctoral position in Biophysical Chemistry Västra Götalands län

Ref: REF 2017-0193


Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers with research ranging from the most fundamental level to a level close to application in industry and society. The research activities reach from DNA-research and biomaterials to high temperature corrosion, catalysis and recycling. The Department is also heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas.

Health, natural resources, sustainable energy and materials are some of our lead words and our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.

We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg.

Information about the project
The project is aimed at the manipulation and characterization of surface adhered biological membranes in order to exploit their 2D fluidic properties in sensing applications, and for interfaces to biological cells.

Major responsibilities
The project's focus is on the fabrication of functionalized 2D lipid films; major parts are the design, fabrication and characterization of engineered surfaces, and the implementation of functionalized membranes in micro- and nanofluidic devices. The observation and characterization of the structures will be performed by means of light and surface microscopy.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


- Completed PhD degree in biophysics, biophysical chemistry or material science
- Practical knowledge of microfabrication procedures/clean room experience
- Working knowledge of image analysis (Matlab, Phython or similar) Successfully completed programming education during undergraduate studies is meritorious
- Experience with biological samples/cell culturing is of advantage

To be succesful you need to be highly motivated, analytical and have the ability to be both indipendent and cooperative. As Chalmers is a highly international workplace advanced level of English in reading, writing and speaking is required.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170180 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
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:

• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

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).

Application deadline: 12 May

For questions, please contact:

Irep Gözen, scientist, phone: +46 31 772 6112, email: irep@chalmers.se
Aldo Jesorka, professor, phone: +46 31 772 6112, mail: aldo@chalmers.se

*** 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 eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, 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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