PhD student position in Pickering emulsions for food technologies

PhD student position in Pickering emulsions for food technologies


We offer a PhD student position within an international project that is embedded in the European Union H2020 International training network "Pickering emulsions for food technologies - PICKFOOD". PICKFOOD is a top level interdisciplinary training and research programme involving 15 PhD positions across physics, physical chemistry and food science. PICKFOOD aims to create, at the European level, a network of young scientists, trained in state of the art R&D practices, within Pickering emulsions research. Our program contributes to the development of safe, healthy and functional foods.

Information about the research and the department
The research project at the Biophysical Technology Laboratory at Chalmers aims at the development of microfluidic technology, in particular EDGE microfluidics, for the preparation of pickering emulsions, and includes design and fabrication of devices by replica molding, 3D printing and glass etching, the functionalization of surfaces, and the design of transport principles and instruments for fluid flow control in the chip devices. Measurement of properties, characterization of the structures by means of optical and electronics techniques, and development of new fabrication technologies are part of the project. The laboratory offers a challenging, interdisciplinary research/education position in an international environment. We aim for academic excellence in an environment characterized by scientific spirit, critical thinking, and academic freedom.

The position is placed at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering which represent a broad field of fundamental and applied research and education within chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research activities reach from fundamental chemistry, chemistry at the interface of biology and medicine, materials science, renewable energy, to chemical engineering processing, material recycling, nuclear chemistry, as well as theory and modelling. We are committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level. Academic freedom, interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship and making societal impact, are key factors in our work. We strive to offer an environment where you can combine world leading research and teaching with a good work-life balance.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop original scientific concepts, based upon the project framework, and communicate the results of your research verbally as well as in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers undergraduate level, or performing other equivalent duties corresponding to a maximum of 20 percent of working hours. The position requires travelling and extended research visits in several European academic and industrial laboratories.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of 5 years.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Physics, Physical chemistry or Materials science or equivalent. To be suitable for this position you need previous working experience in fluid mechanics, COMSOL or similar software. Further, knowledge of a programming language, e.g. Matlab, Python, C, Pascal, Flowcode is beneficial. We think that you are an analytical person that enjoys working independently and in collaboration with others. 

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. 

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210528 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• 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 experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Learn more and apply on Chalmers website:

Application deadline: 17 December, 2021

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 17 november 2021
  • Ansök senast: 17 december 2021


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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