PhD student position in single molecule analysis with nanopores

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Mar 2021

With this position, you get the opportunity to work in a very strong research environment at Chalmers. The topic is interdisciplinary and very active worldwide. It is an excellent chance to merit yourself for whatever future career you pursue.

Information about the project
Our group works with chemically modified nanostructures for various applications. In this particular project we are interested in developing a new kind of platform for single molecule trapping. This will open up new possibilities for analyzing biomolecular interactions and may ultimately lead to a better understanding of life on the molecular level.

This broad interdisciplinary project requires knowledge about advanced nanofabrication techniques, fluorescence and organic chemistry synthesis, among other things. (You are not expected to know everything when you start, but some topic relevance in your background is meriting.) You will work closely together with other PhD students and postdocs in the same research group.

Please check this webpage for further information about the research activities:

Major responsibilities
Your duty as a PhD student is to conduct research and present your results in written and oral forms. Although you must follow a project plan assigned to you, new ideas and "sidetracks" may also be investigated. Note that teaching duties apply, corresponding to approximately 10% of your working time.

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

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.

Good recommendations from your master thesis supervisor are meriting. Similarly, good grades are meriting but not a formal requirement. The most important qualification is a genuine interest in science and a strong motivation to do research.
Note that the starting date is flexible.

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.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210007 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, eg. 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: 31 March, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Andreas Dahlin, Applied Chemistry
Tel: 0317722844

Information about the department:
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers and covers a large array of research from basic to applied. The fields of interest extend from DNA-research and biomaterials, solar cells and fuels, high temperature corrosion, and catalysis. The Department is heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas. We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg. Our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.

*** 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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