Postdoc in pore-scale modelling of green roof leaching

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 18 Dec 2022

Within this doctoral position we aim at propose innovative sustainable designs of green roof materials, by means of a fluid-dynamic investigation on the phenomena governing mass transport and adsorption/desorption in porous media.

Information about the project and the division
We offer a postdoctoral position within the project "Pore-scale modelling of green roof leaching", which aims at investigating innovative designs of green roofs, able to retain contaminants, from fluid-dynamic perspective. In particular, the optimal green roof microstructural design is investigated by means of computational pore-scale modelling. The project is part of a collaborative initiative between the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering and the Mechanics and Maritime Science Department , and it will be host in the latter, within the Division of Fluid-dynamics .

Major responsibilities
You will contribute to the project, by modelling and simulating mass transport and contaminant adsorption/desorption in porous media, via the Lattice-Boltzmann method. You will analyze the produced virtual data, and you will provide physical interpretation on the pore-scale adsorption/desorption phenomena, to guide the future design of sustainable green roofs in the cities.

Your responsibility as a postdoc is also to perform your own research in a research group. The position may 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.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). The PhD must be in a relevant field such as Mechanical or Civil Engineering. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education. Basic knowledge of fluid-dynamics and scientific computing is mandatory. Knowledge on CFD and Lattice-Boltzmann methodology is very welcomed.

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

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
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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 20220625 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

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.

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

Application deadline: December 18, 2022

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Dario Maggiolo, Division of Fluid Dynamics, Mechanics and Maritime Department
Email: maggiolo@chalmers.se

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