PhD student in Chemical Technology

Lulea University
March 28, 2023
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Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

The research in Chemical Technology is focused on zeolites with a clear environmental profile. We are in the international research front within zeolite membranes and we also develop zeolite based catalysts and adsorbents. The materials we develop can be used for e.g. separation of carbon dioxide, for synthesis of renewable fuels, and to reduce the energy use in industry. We cooperate with several multinational companies and we have also started a spin-off company. We have a top-class modern and well-equipped laboratory. We are now looking for a highly qualified PhD student that can strengthen the research group.

Description of research subject Chemical Technology encompasses the design and analysis of industrial chemical processes and products through experimental and theoretical studies. Of particular importance is the development of materials for chemical engineering applications.

DUTIES The duties are preparation of membranes, catalysts or adsorbents and characterization of these by advanced scientific instruments. The materials are also evaluated by tests in our laboratory and the properties are described by chemical engineering models. Depending on your preferences and the needs of the group, you will focus on one of, or a few of these tasks. As a PhD student, you usually contribute to our education and to the daily maintenance and operation of our equipment in the laboratory as a part of your departmental duties.

QUALIFICATIONS Eligible candidates must have a bachelor or master degree of at least 180 ECTS, including at least 90 ECTS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Engineering.In addition, you have very good credentials and high analytical, problem-solving and social skills. You are highly motivated and can work independently and in a group. You can work both with practical and theoretical work and have very good oral and written communication skills. Practical skills and technical competence is highly qualifying.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

INFORMATION Fixed-term employment up to maximum four years. Department duties up to maximum 20 % of full time may be added.

You are welcome to contact Associate Prof. Liang Yu +46 (0)920-49 30 02, [email protected] for additional information.

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson 0920-49 1529 [email protected] Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 [email protected]

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter, and copies of verified diplomas and transcripts from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number:897-2023 Last day of application: March 28, 2023

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