Uppsala University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Full-time permanent position with starting date as soon as possible or as agreed upon.  A six month probationary period may be applied.

You will work primarily within the projects run by the Tribomaterials group within the division of applied materials science, but also within other projects that use the equipment that the tribology group is responsible for. The research on tribomaterials spans technology, materials, chemistry and physics, and is often close to applications. Usually, the projects also involve companies and/or other academic parties.

Work duties
The overall tasks consist of:

  • Work actively in research projects regarding tribological experiments or testing of materials, surface layers or components, as well as evaluation and tribological analysis both before and after testing.
  • Evaluation and analysis primarily with SEM, EDS, FIB, ESCA, light microscopy and profilometry.
  • Active work with development of new, as well as modification of existing equipment for tribological testing.
  • Responsibility for operation and maintenance of certain equipment for tribological testing or sample preparation.
  • Responsibility for operation and maintenance of certain laboratory premises.
  • Some teaching linked to materials analysis, microscopy, experimental laboratory work, or related topics.
  • Give introduction to analysis techniques and testing methods for new doctoral students and graduate workers.
  • Responsibility for internal and external research assignments, including reporting.
  • Participation in work with external contacts.

Qualification requirements
PhD in materials science. Documented many years of experience and competence in tribology and tribological testing, including development and maintenance of equipment, as well as relevant surface analysis methods, with a focus on analysis of wear mechanisms and on how the structure and function of materials is modified  in tribological contact, including the formation of tribofilms.

We require good skills in oral and written English.

Additional qualifications
Teaching experience is meritorious

Great importance will be placed on the ability to carry out and develop current tasks, the ability to contribute to a positive development of the activities and the ability to cooperate well both within academia and with industry.

We assume that you want to take responsibility, can run several activities at the same time, are innovative, meticulous and have a genuine interest in tribological materials and applications.

We put great emphasis on your personal qualities and you must be self-motivated, have the ability to lead and run parallel projects and be able to collaborate with other researchers. It is important that you are pedagogical, structured and that you can work carefully and efficiently both individually and in groups.

Instructions for application
Your application must contain:

  • An introductory letter describing you, your understanding of the task, and motivating why you are appropriate for this position. (Max 2 pages)
  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • Copies of your PhD exam
  • A list of publication
  • Names and contact details (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two reference persons.

About the employment: The employment is a permanent position, a probationary period may be applied  6 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as soon as possible or as agreed upon. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Staffan Jacobson, staffan.jacobson@angstrom.uu.se 

Please submit your application by 29 November 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3818

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast eller enl överenskommelse
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2022/3818
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 10.Nov.2022
Last application date 29.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

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