Information about the the division and the research
At the Division of Physical Resource Theory, within the Department of Space, Earth and Environment, we focus our research on technical and socio-economic systems, addressing challenges associated with the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon society. The Division of Physical Resource Theory offers an interdisciplinary research environment that relies on a range of different scientific methods, from energy system modelling and agent-based modelling, to remote sensing, econometrics and surveys. Our aim is to advance challenge-driven scientific excellence by crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries and by increasing the level of cross-collaboration in environmental research as well as with society at large.

The post-doc position should focus on novel modelling approaches to societal problems represented by the application areas within the Division of Physical Resource Theory (PRT), including energy systems transitions, land as a resource for production of food and energy, and more in general, changes in society that are of importance for understanding a transition towards a more sustainable society.

As a post-doc you will work together with Professor Kristian Lindgren within both the complex systems group and the energy modelling group at the division. 

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found at 

Major responsibilities
Develop new models and/or methodologies to study societal turnover of energy and resources. This should include several alternative approaches and a comparison between what these may offer in terms of answers and insights to different questions. Evaluate these approaches by applying this to one or several of the research areas at PRT in collaboration with other researchers. Participate in developing the modelling and simulation research for applications areas at PRT.

Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

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

We are looking for an ambitious, independent researcher with high analytical skills that is interested in interdisciplinary research. It is required that you have excellent skills and experience in programming and mathematical modelling. 

To qualify for the position you must have completed your Ph.D. degree in a relevant field such as complex systems, energy and environment, applied mathematics, or economics. Knowledge of, and prior work on, topics relevant to the project, is meritorious. The candidate is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

We accept applicants that finish their PhD degree in the Autumn of 2017 (with the date set at the interviews in August).

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 20170238 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: 30 June 2017

For questions, please contact:
Professor Kristian Lindgren, Physical Resource Theory,, +46-707574031
Head of Division Fredrik Hedenus, Physical Resource Theory,, +46-736487984

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