This position was previously advertised with a mandatory Swedish language requirement. This requirement has been reconsidered.
The Department of Technology Management and Economics conducts research within areas such as logistics, innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial marketing, quality sciences and environmental systems analysis. The department consists of six research divisions, operations support and three research centres. Our research is linked to several of Chalmers Areas of Advance.
Information about the division
The Division of Environmental Systems Analysis (ESA) is home to the largest group of quantitative sustainability analysts at a Swedish university. The 35 staff, including 15 PhD candidates, conduct research to find more sustainable technological solutions and to find ways to transform technology systems to better meet the environmental and resource constraints which humanity faces. Life cycle science and technical innovation systems are two key research fields in the Division. We are strongly cross-disciplinary, a fact reflected the presence of staff trained in political science, commerce, engineering and the natural sciences within the Division, as well as in the wide range of scientific journals in which we publish. The researcher will be employed by Chalmers, but the research will be jointly supervised by ESA and the Department of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg.
The holder of this position will engage in environmental systems analysis and behavioural research in a unique research facility. Laundries are important for the environment on account of the water, electric power and detergent they consume, the wastewater they generate and the damage they do to clothing. Chalmers has constructed a "Living Lab" in which all energy and water flows are monitored. The researcher will in the Living Lab collect data by observations of behaviours and attitude measurements using surveys, interviews and experimental methods. The researcher will contribute to knowledge regarding the actual behavioural patterns of laundry users, compare the reported with actual habits, and attempt to influence them by various cues and nudging approaches. The researcher will monitor resource and pollution flows and use this information construct a comprehensive assessment of garment life cycles (LCA) under various behavioural scenarios. PhD candidates at Chalmers are primarily engaged in research but are also expected to teach (10-20%) and do coursework.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.
Qualifications and skills - mandatory
- Education equivalent to a masters degree in science or engineering - to qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate in written and spoken English.
- Demonstrated ability to analyse large datasets and perform statistical tests.
Qualifications and skills - desirable
- Training or experience in environmental management.
- Training or experience in analysis of attitude measurements and behavioral data.
- Ability to speak Swedish.
To be successful in this position you also need to be highly motivated, have a high quality awareness and the ability to work during sometimes stressful conditions.
Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.
The application should be marked with Ref 20170533 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)
• Educational history.
• Previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Any publications.
• 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.
• Extent to which you meet the mandatory and desirable critera - use examples that demonstrate your experience.
• Previous research (if any, and if so, main research results).
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific issues you are primarily interested in?
• 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 January 2018
For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Lars-Olof Johansson, email@example.com, +46 31 786 4696
Professor Greg Peters, Environmental Systems Analysis, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 31 772 3003
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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!
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