Postdoc position, Biomimetic Membranes for Efficient Li-ion Recovery in Battery Recycling

Chalmers University of Technology

16 Sep 2023
Job Info

Chalmers College of Know-how
Analysis Discipline
Chemistry » Utilized chemistry
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Software Deadline
12 Oct 2023 – 22:00 (UTC)
Kind of Contract
Job Standing
Is the job funded by way of the EU Analysis Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Reference Quantity
Is the Job associated to employees place inside a Analysis Infrastructure?

Supply Description

The postdoctoral place presents a novel alternative to leverage your experience in protein analysis, directing it in direction of the creation of progressive separation membranes for Li-ion restoration. Your pivotal position will contain establishing a protein manufacturing unit, particularly for synthesizing transmembrane proteins. These proteins will probably be foundational in designing extremely selective separation membranes. You may collaborate inside a specialised crew, every member boasting huge expertise and various backgrounds, and work in shut alliance with the forward-thinking start-up, Retein AB. For those who embody creativity and curiosity, and are captivated with pioneering the subsequent era Li-ion restoration for battery recycling by way of biomimicry, this position awaits you.

Details about the division and the division
On this postdoctoral position, you may be a worthwhile member of the Division of Utilized Chemistry inside the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering . Our division is famend for its sensible method, predominantly centered across the innovation of recent supplies. Your major venture would be the creation of a novel separation membrane tailor-made for Li-ion battery recycling functions. Central to this initiative will probably be establishing the manufacturing of ion channel proteins utilizing strains like Pichia pastoris or E-coli. These proteins will probably be built-in into artificial liposomes, fortified with silica, and subsequently integrated right into a polymeric matrix. Your tasks will embody each the refinement of protein expression and purification strategies, in addition to contributing to the development of the separation membrane.

Main tasks
All through your postdoctoral place, you’ll articulate the findings of your venture by authoring articles in esteemed worldwide scientific journals, and by representing our work at each nationwide and worldwide symposia and conferences. Throughout the every day dynamics of the postdoc position, we attempt to give you a various expertise. You may be participating with a vibrant neighborhood, from fellow postdocs and undergraduate college students to seasoned researchers and esteemed professors.

Your major duties will probably be to spearhead the analysis venture and set up a strong protein manufacturing course of. Whereas the place is deeply rooted in scientific analysis, it unfolds in an entrepreneurial atmosphere that emphasizes sensible functions. We anticipate that you’re going to conceptualize novel scientific concepts and adeptly talk your analysis insights, each verbally and in written English.

Primary qualification is your skill to arrange a protein manufacturing unit. You maintain a PhD in fields like chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biology, or a associated self-discipline. You thrive in hands-on experimental environments and equally worth using theoretical instruments. Prior expertise in protein manufacturing and purification is a prerequisite.

To qualify for the place of postdoc, you should maintain a doctoral diploma awarded not more than three years previous to the applying deadline (based on the present settlement with the Swedish Company for Authorities Employers).
The place requires sound verbal and written communication expertise in English. Swedish will not be a requirement however Chalmers affords Swedish programs.

You’re anticipated to be considerably accustomed to educating, and to exhibit good potential inside analysis and schooling.

Contract phrases
This postdoc place is a full-time short-term employment for 2 years.

We provide
Chalmers affords a cultivating and provoking working atmosphere within the coastal metropolis of Gothenburg . 
Learn extra about working at Chalmers  and our advantages  for workers.

Chalmers goals to actively enhance our gender steadiness. We work broadly with equality initiatives, for instance the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and variety are substantial foundations in all actions at Chalmers.

Software process
The applying must be marked with Ref 20230526 and written in English. The applying must be despatched electronically and be hooked up as PDF-files, as under. Most dimension for every file is 40 MB. Please be aware that the system doesn’t help Zip information.

CV:(Please identify the doc as: CV, Surname, Ref. quantity) together with:
• CV, embody full listing of publications
• Earlier educating and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we are able to contact.

Private letter: (Please identify the doc as: Private letter, Household identify, Ref. quantity)
1-3 pages the place you:
• Introduce your self
• Describe your earlier analysis fields and essential analysis outcomes
• Describe your future targets and future analysis focus

Different paperwork:
• Attested copies of accomplished schooling, grades and different certificates.

Use the button on the foot of the web page to succeed in the applying kind.

Software deadline: 2023-10-13

For questions, please contact:
Professor Martin Andersson, Utilized Chemistry,
[email protected] , +46708775440

*** Chalmers declines to think about all affords of additional announcement publishing or different sorts of help for the recruiting course of in reference to this place. *** 

Chalmers College of Know-how conducts analysis and schooling in engineering sciences, structure, technology-related mathematical sciences, pure and nautical sciences, working in shut collaboration with trade and society. The technique for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Vitality, Well being Engineering, Info and Communication Know-how, Supplies Science, Manufacturing and Transport. The goal is to make an energetic contribution to a sustainable future utilizing the essential sciences as a basis and innovation and entrepreneurship because the central driving forces. Chalmers has round 11,000 college students and three,000 workers. New data and improved know-how have characterised Chalmers since its basis in 1829, fully in accordance with the need of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!



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Training Stage
PhD or equal


Analysis Discipline
Chemistry » Utilized chemistry
Years of Analysis Expertise
4 – 10

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