Postdoc position in metal sinter-based additive manufacturing

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 15 Mar 2024

Join a young team with a strong national and international network in the field of the rapidly expanding area of metal additive manufacturing, with unique opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge and make a difference for the future by contributing to the sustainable development involving a technology for manufacture of tomorrow!

Information about the research
The national competence centre CAM2 (Centre for Additive Manufacturing - Metal) provides a unique possibility for academy-industry co-operation. The centre focuses on material development for powder-based metal AM technologies covering the whole AM chain, starting from the base powder through the dedicated AM process development, tailored post-AM treatment to the final component. The centre is hosted by the Division of Materials and Manufacture at Department of Industrial and Materials Science. The division addresses core research questions related to powder-based metal additive manufacturing, powder technology, surface engineering, 2D-materials like graphene, surface coatings, nanomaterials, metal cutting and grinding.

As part of a number of research areas which have been launched and developed, we take the next steps to further develop multi-material sinter-based additive manufacturing. Today, the AM group at the division is among the largest groups in AM across Europe with senior researchers, post-docs and PhD students. Recently, group received funding through WISE (Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability) to develop the sustainable multi-material additive manufacturing as part of WISE Research Technology Platform within WISE Additive.

We are a young and highly motivated research group working together and supporting each other to advance metal AM in critical areas for this technology advancement. Now we are seeking a post-doctoral researchers with interest in sinter-based metal additive manufacturing, in particular high-resolution metal, metal/metal and metal/ceramic composites, with special focus on multi-material sintering process development and simulation.

Information about the division and the department
The main competences at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science are found in the areas of: Human-Technology Interaction | Form and Function | Modeling and Simulation | Product Development | Materials | Production and in the interaction between these areas. The research focuses on the development of the industrial process, from need to finished product while creating added value. To combine skills throughout the whole chain distinguishes the department both nationally and internationally. Here we gather internationally prominent researchers, in dynamic and outstanding research environments, as well as in national and international research networks. 

Equality between women and men is a prerequisite for Chalmers to be a good place to work and study, and for us to develop as a technical university. One of the department's primary objectives is to contribute to Chalmers' overall gender equality with particular emphasis on Chalmers' fundamental values - quality, openness, inclusion, respect, diversity.

Major responsibilities
The position is connected to the broad AM activities within Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing (PMAM) group at Chalmers to directly support development and implementation of the WISE Research Technology Platform at Chalmers, focusing on multi-material sinter-based AM. PMAM is also the host of the competence centre CAM2 | Centre for Additive Manufacture - Metal that is focused on material and process development for powder-based metal AM. CAM2 developed 15 novel AM materials for powder-based metal AM over last 5 years in close collaboration with >30 industrial partners. Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to perform your own research as part of the research group.

The position involves coordinating specific research projects in the frame of WISE Additive at Chalmers, collaborating within academia, industry and with society at large. The position may also include teaching bachelor's and master's courses as well as supervising academic and industrial users of the sinter-based infrastructure. You will be working with the sintering process development and simulation of the sintering process focusing on a variety of sinter-based technologies (metal binder jetting, lithography-based metal additive manufacturing, and DLP of metal/ceramic multi-materials) as well as sintering simulations to assure necessary material integrity and geometrical tolerances, using state-of-the-art sinter-based multi-metal AM lab at the host division. The position offers great opportunities for future research duties within academia as well as industry or the public sector.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a PhD in materials science, material mechanics and/or production engineering, and the degree should generally not be older than three years. Exceptions from the 3-year limit can be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave, sick leave or military service*. Priority will be given to candidates with a relevant background in sinter-based metal additive manufacturing and sintering simulation.

Skills in simulation of sintering process, sintering process development and sinter-based metal AM, materials characterisation, inorganic chemistry, microscopy, etc., are considered as merits. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching and project management, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not required and Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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

* The date shown in your doctoral degree certificate is the date we use, as this is the date you have met all requirements for the doctoral degree.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

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 20240076 and be written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

1. CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

  • CV, including complete list of publications
  • Previous teaching and pedagogical experience
  • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
  • Two references that we can contact

2. 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 future goals and future research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

3. Other documents: Attested copies and transcripts of completed education (PhD degree and previous degrees), grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Attested copies of or link to publications you would like to refer to, incl. maximum 3 (three) publications

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

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-03-15

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Eduard Hryha, director of CAM2 and topic leader,
[email protected]

Prof. Lars Nyborg, head of Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing Group,
[email protected]

Prof. Uta Klement, head of Division of Materials and Manufacture, Research Area leader in CAM2, [email protected]

*** 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 six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, 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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