Postdoctoral Position in Biophysical Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in sustainable energy. The funds for this fellowship are available for two years. Applications are invited up to February 15, 2019.

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers with research ranging from the most fundamental level to a level close to application in industry and society. The research activities reach from DNA-research and biomaterials to high temperature corrosion, catalysis and recycling. The Department is also heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas.

Health, natural resources, sustainable energy and materials are some of our lead words and our vision is "Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world". We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg. Information about the project

The project is aimed at the manipulation and characterization of biomimetic membranes for sensing applications.

Major responsibilities

Preparation of functionalized molecular lipid films, measurement of properties and characterization of the structures by means of optical techniques.

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


- Completed PhD degree in physics, physical chemistry or materials science

- Practical knowledge of soft matter

- Hands-on knowledge of optical microscopy and related techniques

- Working programming knowledge for image analysis (Matlab, Python or similar)/Successfully completed programming education during undergraduate studies is meritorious

- Experience with measurement and characterisation of soft matter interfaces is of advantage

To be successful you need to be independent, self-motivated and ambitious. As Chalmers is a highly international workplace, an advanced level of English in reading, writing and speaking is required.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190045 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

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.

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?

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 15 February 2019

Irep Gzen, scientist, phone: +46 31 772 61 19, mail:

Aldo Jesorka, professor, phone: +46 31 772 6112, mail:

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineer ing 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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