Postdoctoral position in Process development for metal recovery via hydrometallurgy

Chalmers University of Technology


Postdoctoral position in Process development for metal recovery via hydrometallurgy


Information about the project
The aim of the project is to develop a sustainable and complete extraction process for metal recovery from secondary sources - spent Li-ion batteries. Process has to be designed and optimized for further industrialization within two years. Co-operation with the industrial partner will be one of the required tasks as well as mobility between pilot plant and demonstration plant. Process will aim for high efficiencies and high purity of the produced precursors.  

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as a post-doctoral fellow is to conduct research which will focus on the development of hydrometallurgical process for recovery of valuable metals, involving solvent extraction methods.  The position involves extensive work in a chemical laboratory and adapting technical equipment.

Another important aspect involves collaboration within industrial partner and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector

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

You must be a graduated PhD in solution chemistry or hydrometallurgy. The degree should generally not be older than three years. You must have excellent knowledge of English and proven experience as an experimental  worker in a chemical laboratory, as well as ability to analyze and write articles. Experience of solving technical and mechanical tasks relating to process development is seen as meditorious. As a person you have to be self-motivated and have a problem solving attitude along with a great ability to collaborate with others. In your work you are well organized and structured.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg. 
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190503 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• 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 research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 1 december, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Assistant Professor Martina Petranikova, Energy and Materials,
Tel: 031-7728327


Information about the department
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers with research ranging from the most fundamental level to a level close to application in industry and society. The research activities reach from DNA-research and biomaterials to high temperature corrosion, catalysis and recycling. The Department is also heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas. Health, natural resources, sustainable energy and materials are some of our lead words and our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”. We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg.

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