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Two PhD Positions in Energy Environment and Complex Systems

A new opening PhD position in nanotechnology is available at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The funding allows successful candidate to work for five years. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.

Information about the division

At the division of Physical Resource Theory we develop knowledge for transitions to a sustainable future with a high quality of life for the global community. Our research focuses on the interactions between technology, society and nature. We use a systems perspective to perform interdisciplinary research including theory development, mathematical modeling, as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis. We aspire to pursue an active engagement and dialogue with society, through education, stakeholder interaction and support to decision makers. The division has around 50 staff members, faculty and PhD-students with diverse expertise, including engineers, natural and social scientists.

- Navigating sustainability transitions

- Sustainable land use & bioeconomy

- Sustainable transport & mobility

- Energy systems analysis

- Development of methodology and models for studies of societal systems

- Complex systems

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Major responsibilities

As a PhD student your main responsibility is to pursue your own doctoral studies, which includes work in the research project but also to undertake doctoral courses. You are expected to work independently, have the ability to plan and organize your work, to work in close collaboration with other group members and partners, and to be able to communicate scientific results, both orally and in written form, in English. The doctoral program is supposed to lead to the doctoral degree, equivalent to four years of full-time studies, which includes research, studies in courses, and participation in seminars and conferences. Included teaching obligations, the position is expected to be five years.

You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Full-time temporary employment.The position is limited to a maximum of five years. The expected starting date is August-September 2019.

Qualifications

We require a Master’s degree in a field that is relevant to the research area, with an MSc thesis project corresponding to a minimum of half a study year. Excellent analytical and communication skills are required. We also expect the applicant to have the ambition to take on responsibility and ability to work independently towards set goals. The student should have good social skills and finds it easy to communicate and collaborate with many different types of people. We look for a student with a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter of choice.

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

Read more aboutworking at Chalmersand ourbenefitsfor employees.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190169 and written in English.

With the application, you should enclose a brief (max 1 page) description of the research direction that you want to engage in and outline the background knowledge and competence possesses for this.

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?

Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis.

Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Application deadline: 30 April 2019

Martin Persson, Physical Resoure Theory, martin.persson@chalmers.se, 031-772 2148


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