The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Information about the division

In the Micro- and Nanosystems group of the Electronics Materials and Systems Laboratory (EMSL) we conduct research on the preparation of micro- and nanostructured materials in order to realise devices for a broad range of applications. We are currently engaged with energy harvesting and energy storage for intelligent wireless sensors exploiting nanofibrous materials based on carbon, and we also work with micromachined metamaterials for high frequency electronic systems.

Major responsibilities
As a new co-worker in our group you would work together in a team with Professors and students to tackle the research challenges we take on, and you would be focussing on developing materials for high performance supercapacitors. Your major responsibilities are to contribute to generating scientific output (published in scientific journals and presented at conferences), and to help out fulfilling project deliverables.

Your overall responsibilities are to pursue your own licentiate studies to the degree of licentiate of engineering. You are expected to produce scientific publications to a large extent independently. The position generally also includes teaching or performing other duties.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years, plus teaching and other departmental duties. A monthly salary is paid.

To qualify as a licentiate student, you must have a univeristy degree with a profile towards physics, chemistry, electronics or materials. You need to have experience of characterization of supercapacitor materials and devices, preferably with a focus on reliability and operation at elevated temperatures. You need to be fluent in English and should be able to demonstrate excellent team-working skills as well as a high capacity to carry out advanced experimental work.

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 20170643 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: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 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:
• 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: 19th January, 2017

For questions, please contact:
Peter Enoksson, EMSL,
Per Lundgren, EMSL,

*** 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