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Postdoc in electrospinning of fiber materials from recycled textiles (2023-224-05110)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production a position as Postdoc in electrospinning of fiber materials from recycled textiles is open for appointment from September 1. 2023 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 16 months.

Job description

Department of Materials and Production (MP) is a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department’s mission is to meet the future’s demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials’ applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the department you will become a part of an international research environment where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The position is within the group of Materials Science and Engineering, which bridges the traditional boundaries between the areas of materials physics, chemistry and processing. One of the key goals is to synthesise novel materials, whose properties can be controlled by tailoring their microstructure and to develop a direct link as well as a closed loop between processing and fabrication of materials on one hand, and material characterisation and simulation/theoretical modelling on the other. Composite and nanostructured materials are in focus due to their superior functional and structural properties.

The position is announced as part of innovative research project One Textile Direction. As a successful candidate, you will be focused on the development of advanced technology based on electrospinning enabling the formation of fiber materials out of recycled synthetic and natural polymers as well as characterization and optimization of properties of the obtained fibers for following reuse in textile industry. Background in polymer chemistry, electrospinning of polymers or similar fiber technologies as well as methods used for characterization of fiber structure, composition and properties, such as optical microscopy, SEM, AFM, FTIR and similar will be an advantage. As the position is part of a large collaborative research network, the candidate should show excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate is expected to contribute not only to ongoing research project but also participate in activities supporting future research initiatives. Limited teaching within the area and in other study programmes at the University can be expected

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professors Vladimir Popok (vp@mp.aau.dk) or Peter Fojan (fp@mp.aau.dk)

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Mathilde Vestergaard Nielsen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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Fri Apr 14 00:00:00 CEST 2023

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