Postdoctoral position in Electron microscopy and FIB-SEM studies of cellulose fibres

Information about the department
The physics department has a very broad and interdisciplinary profile including activities driven by fundamental questions and curiosity as well as by societal needs and development. The Eva Olsson Group is focused on electron microscopy based investigations of structure-function relationships in advanced materials as well as method development.

The interdisciplinary activities at the Physics department are manifested in its active involvement in many of Chalmers’ Areas of Advance, Excellence initiatives and Centers for industrial collaborations, in which cross-departmental activities in the fields of for example energy, nano, materials and life science are organized to bring together education, research and innovation, with the aim to successfully meet the needs of society and contribute to a sustainable future. Chalmers way of coordinating research, teaching and outreach in thematic clusters creates unusual possibilities for collaboration, creativity and dynamics. By focusing and combining our strengths, we manage to take on larger challenges and foster arenas where new ideas are born and initiatives are taken which make a difference for the world.

The post doc position is funded by the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre (WWSC) and the work will be carried out in collaboration with the research groups engaged in the WWSC.

Major responsibilities
• Active engagement in research
• Take part in international collaborations on a high scientific level
• Collaboration with other research groups within the WWSC

Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position can also include teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. 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.

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

• PhD degree in Physics
• Experience of SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy)
• Experience of TEM/STEM including EDX and EELS
• Experience of FIB-SEM (Focused Ion Beam- SEM): including lamella preparation steps

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190560 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)
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.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 30 September, 2020

For questions, please contact:
Professor Eva Olsson, Eva Olsson Group
Phone: +46 31-772 3247

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

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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