Postdoc position in Physics, Chemistry, Sweden

    Postdoc position in Physics, Chemistry, Sweden

    Physics – Postdoc position in Ship Emission Measurements, at Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    June 16, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Chemistry
    – Engineering
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Space, Earth and Environment
    Chalmers University of Technology
    Contract Period1 Year
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in Physics, Chemistry or Engineering; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.


    Driving licence is mandatory. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The position includes experimental ship emission measurements of gases and particles, instrument development and data analysis.

    Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. 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.

    How to Apply?

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

    Documents Required

    The application should be marked with Ref 20210251 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

    CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

    • 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

    Other documents:
    Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

    About Research project

    Ships emit significant amounts of sulfur oxide, nitric oxide and particles. Within the next years there will be requirements for new ships in northern Europe to decrease the nitric oxide emissions and to decrease the fuel sulfur content worldwide. Particulate emissions are also discussed in relation with arctic shipping and air pollution.. The work will include experimental measurements with various particle and gas phase instruments, including optical instruments (DOAS and FTIR), particle counting devices and several gas sensors, including an ultrasensitive laser spectrometer. The measurements will be carried out in the laboratory, in a test engine and downwind of real ships from drones, fixed stations, aircraft and patrol vessels. The work will be carried out within a Horizon 2020 EU project, and a Vinnova project focused on drone measurements and include participation in several international field experiments.

    About the Department

    The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees.


    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.


    For questions, please contact:
    Johan Mellqvist, SEE-MOF
    Phone: +46 31 7724855

    Vladimir Conde, SEE-MOF
    Phone: +46 765834905

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    Postdoc in Ship Emission Measurements

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday June 17th, 2021 (GMT+9)