The Division of Engineering Materials, Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Chalmers University of Technology have a PhD position in Antibacterial Nanocomposites with main secondments at Wellspect Healthcare. The position will be part of PEST-BIN is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Program.

  • A PhD student to develop a new class of antibacterial surfaces based on polymer graphene nanocomposites into biomedical devices is sought.
  • The project builds on recent research in which surfaces that eliminate 99.9999% of bacterial attachment have been developed. At fundamental level, the achieved effects are an interplay between material properties, field – material interactions and pre- and post-treatment procedures.
  • The challenge is to transfer the bactericidal nanostructures into optimal compositions and scalable procedures. Therefore, developments related to the matrix polymer, including from sustainability point of view, nanofillers, flow properties and processing will be key for a successful technological transfer of the new class of high-performance antibacterial surfaces to a broad range of medical device applications.


  • Applicants can be of any nationality.
  • Applicants are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. At the time of recruitment by the host beneficiary, ESRs must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of appointment.
  • To be considered an ESR, at the time of recruitment by the host, the candidates must be in the first four years (full- time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate (typically a MSc degree).
  • Applicants must have a diploma (or obtain a diploma before their employment starts) granting access to doctoral studies (typically a MSc degree). Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it. To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field such as Materials Science, Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English at a level that is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training. Swedish is not a requirement but if you have an interest in learning Swedish, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
  • Some experience with CVD method in general, graphene growth/device fabrication/usage and microfabrication of devices is a merit.
  • Fluency in English, good collaborative skills and ability to communicate results in writing and presentations, also to non-experts.
  • The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but if you have an interest in learning Swedish, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

How to apply:

  • Apply online
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Chalmers University of Technology
Country Sweden
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Materials Science, Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 24 February, 2021

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