We offer a postdoctoral position in an EU funded project related to
functionalization and characterization of graphene-based materials. The
project aims to enhance water purification and is carried out in close
collaboration to industrial and academic partners within the project Graphene
Information about the project
This project, GO-FOR-WATER, is a joint European project targets for
graphene-based filter in water filtration application. Graphene oxide based 3D
composites will be developed for the simultaneous removal of a different class
of chemicals from drinking water, to be integrated into Point-Of-Use devices
(POU). The project is multidisciplinary with strong expertise on graphene
materials preparation and functionalization, graphene materials multiscale
characterization, processing in 3D structures and water treatment
technologies. GO-FOR-WATER will also take advantage of already existing
industrial collaboration with major players of the water treatment market
including POU producers. Therefore, besides fundamental understanding of the
structure-property relationships of graphene materials composition and
structure the results of GO-FOR-WATER will contribute to the access of
graphene to the water treatment market.
Information about the division
The Division of Materials and Manufacture is a part of the Department of
Industrial and Materials Science. The division covers the entire value chain
from materials design, processing and characterisation to machining of
primarily metals. We employ a range of technologies – powder metallurgy,
electroplating, additive manufacturing and material removal – and a range of
advanced characterisation techniques. Our work is interdisciplinary by nature
and is addressing topics that have a direct impact on sustainability. The
division is collaborating closely with other universities and research
institutes and is implementing industry-academia partnerships through
collaborative projects and strategic initiatives such as the National
Competence Centre for Additive Manufacturing – Metal (CAM2) and the Chalmers
Centre for Metal Cutting Research (MCR).
You are expected to perform daily research activities in the lab in an
independent way, possibly supervising the activities of one or more PhD
students. The focus of the research it to perform chemical functionalization
of graphene, and in-depth structural characterization via various advanced
material characterization techniques. Examination of the mechanical properties
will be undertaken after every crucial step of practical usage of the graphene
You are expected to develop own scientific concepts and communicate the
results of the research performed verbally and in writing, in English. 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.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to one year.
To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in
a relevant field; Chemistry, Materials science or related disciplines, awarded
by an internationally recognized university. You are expected to be somewhat
accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and
We are looking for a highly motivated and independent person, with strong
passion and good knowledge of chemistry and materials science. You need
practical abilities and inclination to work in a chemical lab, imagine and
build new experimental setups, perform statistical analysis of experimental
data. Experience in synthesis of graphene/polymer composites, surface
characterization of the synthesized materials using Electron microscopy
(SEM), Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Raman microscopy, Fourier-transform
infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and other techniques are meritorious. The
position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.
Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
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 20210521 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, PhD thesis, reference
letter/s 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: 9 December, 2021
For questions, please contact:
Dr. Zhenyuan Xia
Phone: +46 31 772714
Professor Uta Klement
Phone: +46 31 772 12 64
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 main competencies 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 Material Production and in
the interaction between these areas. The research develops 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.
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: