Postdoctoral position in Biology and Biological Engineering

    Postdoctoral position in Biology and Biological Engineering

    Postdoctoral position in graphene-based coatings, in the Mijakovic lab at Chalmers SysBio, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    June 26, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoctoral position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Nanotechnology
    – Biological Engineering
    – Biology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceMijakovic lab
    Department of Biology and Biological Engineering
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in nanotechnology or a related discipline. 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.
    The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

    • Strong publication record (1st authorships in peer-reviewed publications).
    • Experience with graphene or similar 2D materials, experience with fabrication of coatings based on 2D materials.
    • Advanced scientific writing skills, ability to write peer reviewed papers independently.


    • Experience with microbiology and bacterial biofilms.
    • Experience with functionalization of graphene and nanofabrication of devices.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    We are seeking a highly motivated individual, driven by scientific curiosity and capable of driving their own research project independently. The candidate is expected to actively collaborate with other members of the Mijakovic lab. The work will comprise fabrication of various graphene-based coatings, coating of metallic nanoparticles, loading of graphene with antibiotics and optimization of the setup for biofilm eradication.

    Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position may include 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 20210269 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

    The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work on developing graphene-based coatings combined with metallic nanopaticles, for the purpose of eradicating recalcitrant bacterial biofilms. The work will be done in collaboration with several international partners (DTU Denmark, SINTEF Norway). The postdoctoral fellow will join a productive interdisciplinary research environment at Chalmers SysBio. For more information about the Mijakovic lab, including our work culture, please visit this website.

    -The details of the departmental research activities may be found here


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    Professor, Ivan Mijakovic, SysBio

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    Postdoctoral position in graphene-based coatings

    Post expires at 8:59am on Sunday June 27th, 2021 (GMT+9)

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