Would you like to join a research group that addresses the correlation between structure and properties in high quality material structures in topics of current interest?

Information about the project
You will be using state-of-the-art electron microscopy and spectroscopy. You will study 2D structures using advanced electron microscopy including imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy. The microscopy provides site specific information with high spatial resolution and high precision that is crucial for the understanding of how to control the materials properties. Using our unique in situ capabilities you will directly correlate electrical, mechanical and optical properties to the detailed material structure.

The strong correlation between material structure and properties makes it possible to control the properties and performance of the 2D materials and devices. We use our unique capabilities to experimentally correlate the material structure to properties. We can reveal the effect of individual interfaces and microstructural components on the material behavior and establish a knowledge platform that enables the design of tailored material structure for each specific application.

The project will be carried out in close collaboration with partners that fabricate and characterise the properties of materials and devices, develop the theory for the mechanisms determining the properties and define the targeted performance of the devices.

Our research group has a widespread international contact network with exchange programs with research labs in Europe, Japan and USA!

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility is to pursue the goals of your research project. You are also expected to develop own ideas and find your own ways in tackling research challenges. The position may also include some level of teaching duties as well as taking part in the supervision of bachelor and master students. Another important aspect involves national and international collaboration with experimental research groups.

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

To qualify as a post doc, you should hold a PhD degree in physics and have a strong interest in condensed matter physics. You should already have some skills in electron microscopy Finally, you should enjoy working in a collaborative environment including interactions with both theoreticians and experimentalists. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200246 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)
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.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 30th September, 2020
Employment expected to begin: Autumn/winter 2020

For questions, please contact:
Professor Eva Olsson, Nano and biophysics
E-mail: eva.olsson@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 3247

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
About the Department of Physics
Stimulated by major needs and developments in science and to attain a sustainable society, the ambition of the Department of Physics is to provide a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We address a wide range of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges and our activities span from fundamental to applied research. We offer 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.

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!