Information about the Area of Advance
Chalmers' Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Area of Advance coordinates research on the unique chemical and physical phenomena that prevail at very small dimensions, and promote the development of technologies that utilise these phenomena. The results obtained have been commercialised in several areas, in particular at the interface of nanophysics and nanochemistry.

Major responsibilities
We are looking for two highly motivated and skilled graduates among all Nano-interested students. The two selected candidates are awarded with one PhD-position each, which they can place at any Nano research group at Chalmers. This is the third round of a yearly recurring call.

Most PhD student positions at Chalmers are announced by a specific research group, funded by a specific research project. With an Excellence PhD student position you have your own funding, which of course gives you far more freedom in choosing both research group and research project.

A PhD exam in Nano is the perfect start for your career, whether you aim at academic research at the highest level, advancing technology and business ideas in major companies or spinning off your own idea into a start-up company.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
The selection is based on three criteria:
1) Your MSc grade average
2) A two-page written reflection on research, e.g. your current MSc project and/or future plans. 
3) An interview with the top candidates.

To be eligible to apply your MSc exam should not be older than June 2017. If you have not graduated at the time of application, the exam should be scheduled no later than June 2018. If you are already accepted in a PhD school at Chalmers you are not eligible to apply.

If you win, you have to start your PhD position on the 1st of September 2018, at the latest. The position can be placed at any research group connected to the AoA Nano at Chalmers. The research group has to approve.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English and preferrably also Swedish. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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 20170570 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)

• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter and reflection on research: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 

• 1-2 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications and in addition
a two-page written reflection on research, e.g. your current MSc project and/or future plans.

Other documents:

• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

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

Application deadline: 28 February, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Bo Albinsson, Fysikalisk kemi, balb@chalmers.se, +46 (0)31 772 30 44 
Professor Göran Johansson, Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Goran.L.Johansson@chalmers.se, +46 (0)31 772 3237  


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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!