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Postdoc Within Wwsc Project Advanced Characterization Methods

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position in nanotechnology at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The funding allows successful candidates to work for two years in the first instance. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before November 04, 2018.

Information aboutWallenberg Wood science Center and the research

Wallenberg Wood science Center (WWSC) is a research center which started in 2009 and is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation. WWSC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Chalmers, KTH and Linkping University striving for scientific excellence, and the overall aim is to develop new materials from trees. The mission of the center is to create knowledge and competence to form a basis for innovative future valorization of forest resources.

WWSC Academy is a graduate school run by the center, where a total of 60 PhD students have been educated over the last 10 years and afterwards found attractive jobs both in academia, start-ups and industry. The center organizes biannual interdisciplinary conferences, and has had an annual output of 70-90 publications including many in high-ranked journals. WWSC is currently entering a new stage as it has been funded for 10 additional years - WWSC 2.0.

At Chalmers, WWSC includes principal investigators from the departments of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Physics, and Industrial and Materials Science. The research performed spans from development of novel chemical and biological processing techniques for production of wood components, and use of these to construct new exciting materials, such as functional fibers or composites for energy and electronics. Within WWSC, physicists, chemical engineers, physical chemists, material scientists, organic chemists, and biotechnologists are working closely together to join interdisciplinary competences in novel projects. We have access to world-leading equipment in advanced material characterization including electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, scattering techniques, and NMR in addition to wood processing.

This project is focused on the development and use of advanced characterization methods to measure and understand properties in cellulose-based materials with high degree of complexity. High resolution and in situ microscopy will be used to study enzymatic action and transport paths in conducting fibres and yarns. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy will used to study heterogeneity and anisotropy in biopolymer composites and fibrillar materials. Particularly important infrastructures for this postdoctoral project are the Chalmers Material Analysis Laboratory and the Swedish NMR Centre where most of the experimental work will be carried out.

Major responsibilities

The majority of your working time will be devoted to your own and, to some extent, the rest of the group's research projects.h. As a postdoc you are expected to bring the research forward and communicate scientific results orally as well as in writing.

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

Qualifications

The successful candidate holds a Master's degree in chemistry, physics, or equivalent, and a doctoral degree where electron microscopy or NMR spectroscopy has been the central theme of the training

A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref XXX 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)including:

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand 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:

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 4 November, 2018

For questions, please contact:

Professor Eva Olsson

Email: eva.olsson@chalmers.se

Phone: +46 31 7723247

Associate Professor Lars Nordstierna

Email: lars.nordstierna@chalmers.se

Phone: +46 31 7722973


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