This project at the Chemical Engineering division of the Chemistry and
Chemical Engineering department enables you to:
- gain understanding in mass transport phenomena in absorbents used for
- work closely with industrial processes and experts
- get/deepen knowledge on magnetic resonance imaging.
Information about the research The uptake of body fluids is the main asset of a personal hygiene
product. To be more specific, typical attributes of personal disposal hygiene
products are the amount of body fluid that can be absorbed and the rate of
absorption to prevent the unwanted leakages and the location of the
fluid—preferably not close to the skin. Historically, natural polymers found
in personal disposal hygiene products have been cellulose-based, which has
further advantages—a low CO 2 impact and being renewable. There are various
synthetic polymers, which are classified as superabsorbent, for example
polyacrylates. Nowadays, a combination of both synthetic and natural polymers
might be used.
The main goal of this project aims at developing MRI methodologies for both
in-situ studies and at equilibrium to monitor the uptake of fluid in
superabsorbent and composite materials.
The position will be located at the Chemical Engineering division of
the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering department. The Division of Chemical
Engineering includes two units: Chemical Reaction and Process Engineering,
Forest Products and Chemical Engineering. We have a wide range of experience
and work both experimentally and with modeling. There is a long tradition of
working with both fundamental scientific questions and applied problems
together with industry. This position is within the unit for Chemical Reaction
and Process Engineering.
You will participate in research together with experts from industry on
monitoring mass transport in absorbents used for hygiene products using
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). You are expected to learn MRI, if you
don't have prior knowledge and write journal papers and present the results at
The department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
We represent a broad field of fundamental and applied research and
education within chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research activities
reach from fundamental chemistry, chemistry at the interface of biology and
medicine, materials science, renewable energy, to chemical engineering
processing, material recycling, nuclear chemistry, as well as theory and
modelling. We are committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as
well as postgraduate level.
Academic freedom, interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship and making
societal impact, are key factors in our work. We strive to offer an
environment where you can combine world leading research and teaching with a
good work-life balance.
The position as a postdoc is a full-time temporary employment (1+0.5)
that offers an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within
academia or industry.
To qualify for the position, you must have a doctoral degree in chemistry
or chemical engineering or similar; the degree should generally not be older
than three years.
You must have good command of spoken and written English and have good
presentation and collaborative skills.
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.
The application should be marked with Ref 20220004 and written in English.
The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as
CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number)
• 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
• 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: 15 February, 2022
For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Diana Bernin,
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publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection
with this position.
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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.
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improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829,
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