Postdoc position on preparation of 2D materials and their applications

Ref REF 2022-0890

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Project description
The research group "Polymer Chemistry and Electronics" leading by Professor Ergang Wang at the Department of Chemistry and Chemcial Engineering has a focus on the synthesis and characterization of conjugated materials and 2D materials for applications in organic solar cells, organic field effect transistors (OFETs), organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and supercapacitors. We strive to be a “collaborative, creative and dynamic” group. Academic freedom, interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship and making societal impact, are key factors in our work. We strive to offer an environment where you can combine world leading research and teaching with a good work-life balance.

The main focus of the project is the synthesis of graphene and other 2D materials, as well as the fabrication of graphene films for thermal dissipation and other applications such as energy conversion and storage. Research experience in the related fields is highly appreciated. We have the aim to commercialize the research results, therefore, if you have experience in product design, marketing, communication with customers it will be a merit. This position is supported by the WALP programme through the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent (but no teaching). 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. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing in English.

To be qualified for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree or equivalent in Chemistry or Material Science or a relevant field. Your PhD degree should be obtained after 2020-03-01 (less than 3 years by the application deadline).  You can also apply if you will obtain your PhD degree in the coming months. If you have PhD degree for more than three years, it is possible to be employed as a researcher for maximum 1 year.

You are expected to demonstrate good potential within research and education. To succeed in this position, you also need to be highly motivated, have a problem solving/creative attitude and find pleasure in collaboration with others.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two/three years.

We offer

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20220722 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

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.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Ulises Mendez Romero,

Prof. Ergang Wang,

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

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