PhD student position in Applications of light-driven nanomotors in life sciences

Updated: 20 days ago
Deadline: 25 Apr 2021

Information about the project and the division
This position is a great opportunity for you as a PhD student to develop your scientific and technical skills as part of a multidisciplinary team of leading researchers and other PhD students and postdocs at the interface of science and applications of great importance for industry and society.

Rapid conceptual developments and progress in nanofabrication technologies, computational electromagnetics and optical measurement methodologies have brought optics and photonics firmly into the realm of nanoscience. The methods and concepts developed in nanophotonics have a very broad applicability and may provide solutions to challenges as diverse as single molecule medical diagnostics, quantum optics for tomorrow’s telecom networks and environmentally friendly fuels from solar energy harvesting.

The Bionanophotonics group at Chalmers is engaged in fundamental and applied nanophotonics studies at the international research frontier. The group is highly international and consists of MSc and PhD students, post docs and senior scientists. The group is embedded in the Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, which is one of the largest physics departments in Sweden. Researchers in the Division of Bionanophotonics do experiments, theory and computer simulations and we are heavy users of Chalmers nanofabrication facility.

Major responsibilities
We seek a PhD student to work in a team of senior researchers, postdocs and other PhD students with complementary skills and tasks. Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. This includes developing scientific concepts and communicating research results both verbally and in writing. In addition to the research project, you will also take courses on the advanced level within the graduate school of Physics. The position may also include teaching or other duties corresponding to at most 20% of working hours. You will be employed by Chalmers as full-time temporary employee limited to a maximum of five years duration.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

By the starting date, you should have acquired a Master of Science degree, or the equivalent, in physics, applied physics, biophysics, optics, nanoscience, or a related subject area. You should have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. You should have a genuine interest in planning, executing and analyzing experiments and simulations, and to connect the results to theory and possible applications. You take responsibility for progress and quality of your work, and you are also a team player able to engage in collaborative work with other students and senior scientists in your research group and elsewhere.

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

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210084 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

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
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

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

Application deadline: 25th April, 2021.
Review of applications will start on April 1st, 2021, and new applications are accepted until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Hana Jungova, Nano & Biophysics
Phone: +46 (0)79-304 38 55

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

The Department of Physics
Stimulated by major needs and developments in science and to attain a sustainable society, the ambition of the Department of Physics is to provide a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We address a wide range of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges and our activities span from fundamental to applied research. You will be associated with a graduate school in either Physics, Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering or Biosciences. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meets engineering. We offer a stimulating and creative workplace in a modern setting with state-of-the-art research facilities.

The Department of Physics strives to combine world leading research with a good work/life balance including paid vacation, parental leave and other employment benefits. We actively promote diversity and gender equality.

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