KTH School of Chemical Science and Engineering seeks a Post Doc on Scholarship for the Wallenberg Wood Science Center
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,300 employees.
The School of Chemical Science and Engineering includes the areas Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Fibre and Polymer technology. It encompasses both fundamental and applied chemical sciences and seeks sustainable development through scientific excellence. Many research activities are interdisciplinary across the borders from chemistry to materials science, environmental science, biochemistry, biology and medicine. The School offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Science and Engineering, Higher Education Diploma in Chemical Engineering and three international Master programs Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment, Macromolecular Materials and Molecular Science and Engineering. We cooperate also with the Master programs Energy and Environment, Materials design and Biotechnology.
Description of position
Wallenberg Wood Science Center is a research program focused on New Materials from Trees. The objective is to build a competence platform enabling new technologies and material concepts based on renewable resources. Examples include chemo-enzymatic methods towards new biopolymers and nanoparticles. The lab is multidisciplinary and includes forest products research, polymer science, biotechnology, nanotechnology and materials chemistry. WWSC is searching for a postdoc with a contract period of one year with potential extension for one more year.
According to the objectives of the program the person appointed will contribute to cellulose nanocomposites research with the main focus on nanostructural control. Specifically, this includes design of material systems and interactions between nanocellulose and polymer matrices. Demonstrated experience in nanocomposites research is required.
Eligibility and Assessment Criteria
Candidates must be in possession of a doctorate degree. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a strong background in polymer nanocomposites. Publication record in international journals and conferences is required as well as excellent skills in spoken and written English. Evaluation will be based on the scientific quality of the candidate and experience of challenging nanocomposites research.
Form of the employment: Time limited, one year contract with a possibility of extension with one more year.
Start date: According to agreement, no later than Sept 1st, 2012.
Salary: Postdoc scholarship.
Work time: Full time.
Number of positions: 1
Application should be sent electronically to Inga Persson,
The application marked with reference no K-2012-0144 must include the following:
CV and publication record
Official record of transcripts and copy of degree certificate
Motivation letter including summary of qualifications for the position
Letters of recommendation or contact information for 2 reference persons
Deadline for application is 2012-04-23
Reference number: K-2012-0144
Lars Berglund, Professor
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