Starting as “Chalmerska Slöjdskolan” (Chalmers Technical School) in 1829, Chalmers has grown into the Swedish public’s most trusted higher education institution with some 3,000 employees and 11,000 students from all over the world. Openness, inclusiveness, diversity, respect and quality are fundamental values of the Chalmers culture.

Information about the department
The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is one of the largest at Chalmers and focused on the built environment. Experimentation is an integral part of many research and teaching activities at the Department, including those conducted at the Division of Building Technology. The experimental work in building technology ranges from testing and characterization of both traditional and novel building materials (e.g. cement- and wood-based materials, super insulating materials), development of testing methods to field investigations. The laboratory is in modern and recently renovated facilities and some major investments in new equipment are on the way. The work is diverse and creative, and includes collaborations with researchers, students and other research engineers.

Job description
Your main task is to support researchers and students at the Division of Building Technology in preparing, conducting, and improving experiments and test methods. Here, a broad knowledge and experience of a research engineer is often crucial for the success of experimental works. Other duties include maintenance and calibration of sensors and apparatus, procurement of materials and equipment, planning and scheduling of lab activities and investments, introduction of lab rules to new users, implementation of measures to secure a safe work environment, and keeping order in the lab. You are expected to be flexible in your approach to supporting researchers and students with sometimes very custom requirements and differing levels of technical knowledge.

The laboratory at Building Technology is one of several laboratories at the Department. Certain spaces and equipment are shared between the laboratories and in collaboration with other research engineers. Also, rules, routines, and certain investments are coordinated. We expect you to have capability to collaborate with others but also work independently, take responsibility and initiatives because problem solving will be a part of your daily work.

At Chalmers, each category of staff has its own opportunities for skills development and career paths. You will start with simpler tasks and then be assigned more qualified tasks as you gain experience. You have a great opportunity to influence your work – how you work, what you do and when. Annual leave rules are generous to allow you to recharge your batteries, the opportunity to work flexible and good arrangements for parents, among other benefits.

Contract terms
This is a permanent, full time position with a 6-month trial period. 

We want that you have/are

– Minimum BSc in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physics, applied chemistry or related fields.
– Lab work experience of relevance for the position, gained through studies, earlier jobs or hobbies.
– Fluent in both written and spoken English.
– Ability to understand Swedish / willingness to learn it in about 2 years as needed for understanding the regulations related to handling of procurements, chemicals, health and safety procedures.

We put a great importance to personal suitability.

We offerChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

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 Name, Ref 20230344  and be attached as PDF files, as below:


Personal letter (1 page max)

Other documents (optional):
Copies of completed university education. Two references that we can contact at a possible interview. Other documents that can support your qualifications of interest for the position. 

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 23 June, 2023

For questions, please contact:
Angela Sasic Kalagasidis,
Arezou Baba Ahmadi,
Amir Saeid Mohammad,
Sebastian Almfeldt,

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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!

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