Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Thermodynamics/quantum Transport

Chalmers University of Technology is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in nanotechnology. The initial contract for this position is four years and posible to extend. Applications should be sent before September 15, 2019.

The Departments of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2) and of Applied Physics focus on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academy, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Information about the research and the research group

Quantum transport in nanostructures is a topic with a strong focus at Chalmers, involving several departments and research groups in theoretical as well as experimental physics. The research group in which the position is offered is part of the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory at MC2 and is to a large extend financed within the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program and by the Swedish VR. We are working on charge and heat transport in interacting, nonequilibrium nanostructures, focussing on the thermodynamic properties of these systems, but also on their response to time-dependent driving, which can be caused, e.g., by repeated switching or high-frequency irradiation. Our current efforts are directed to the analysis of nonequilibrium aspects of nanoscale systems, in particular in hybrid setups, where electronic, phononic, and optical degrees of freedom are coupled to each other. This is of interest both for a detailed analysis of quantum trasnport properties, but also for the operation of nanoscale non-equilbrium thermodynamic machnines.

The post-doc position is offered in this research framework. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with theoretical and experimental groups working in the field.

Major responsibilities

Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent and possibly some further teaching. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).Possible further extensions can be discussed.


To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in the field of physics; the degree should generally not be older than four 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. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish on undergraduate level after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190394 and written in English.

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

CV, include complete list of publications

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

- Introduce yourself

- Describe your previous research fields and main research results

- Describe your future research interests

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 15 September 2019

Prof. Janine Splettster, MC2

+46 31-772 31 11

Deadline: September 15, 2019
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