Recruitment calls

The Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE) is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at seven of Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of (at least) 10 years.

The aim is to create the conditions for a sustainable society by researching the next generation of ecofriendly functional materials and manufacturing processes. This will also facilitate better technology for energy systems of the future, and to combat climate change, pollution, and toxic emissions. Specifically, efforts will be devoted to identifying new or significantly improved materials, which provide a distinct advantage in physical, chemical, biological, or functional performance when compared to existing materials and technologies. This relates to materials that demand fewer resources, are less environmentally hazardous, and enable sound and efficient recycling processes. WISE will also explore materials that, when used in energy technology, generate less negative climate impact under operation, while offering high performance and efficiency when in action at large scales.

In this first call for recruitment, we are announcing 15 WISE Fellowship faculty recruitment packages (PI salary, plus salary for 2 PhDs and 2 postdocs, scroll down to see details below) at the six partner institutions, Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), Linköping University, Lund University, Stockholm University, and Uppsala University, as well as at Luleå Institute of Technology.

The positions planned for recruitment are listed here and linked to the application details at the partner institutions.

  • Two additional calls will open in November/December 2022

  • Low-dimensional inorganic materials for efficient and high-rate conversion and capture technologies

    Linköping University
    Closed 31 Oct

  • Materials science with a focus on sustainable metals

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Closed 19 Oct

  • Sustainable and efficient metal recovery in a circular economy

    Luleå University of Technology
    Closed 14 Oct

  • Atom- and multi-scale modelling of functional material for green applications

    Luleå University of Technology
    Closed 14 Oct

  • Organic Electronics: Additive structuring of multifunctional materials for sustainability

    Linköping University
    Closed 10 Oct

  • Electrocatalytic materials for green hydrogen

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Closed 19 Sep

  • Magnetic or optical materials for sustainable energy applications

    Uppsala University
    Closed 19 Sep

  • Geohydrology with specialization in materials for pollution mitigation

    Uppsala University
    Closed 19 Sep

  • Materials chemistry towards nanoporous materials for conversion and storage of fossil-free energy, purification of air and water, and for future sustainable solutions

    Stockholm University
    Closed 15 Aug

  • Organic synthesis towards sustainable heterogeneous catalysis

    Stockholm University
    Closed 15 Aug

  • Materials chemistry towards circular materials and processes

    Stockholm University
    Closed 15 Aug

  • Synthesis of inorganic materials for green energy applications

    Lund University
    Closed 15 Aug

  • Development of material heterostructures with atomic level control for a sustainable society

    Physics, Lund University
    Closed 15 Aug

  • Synthesis of novel functional materials for clean energy

    Chalmers University of Technology
    Closed 15 Aug

  • Discovery of sustainable materials through advanced instrumentation

    Chalmers University of Technology
    Closed 15 Aug

Recruitment package

Each recruitment package includes (i) salary for the recruited faculty member (4 years FTE during max. 5 years); (ii) research/consumables funding; (iii) salary for two PhD students (4 years each); (iv) salary for two postdocs (2 years each); and (v) additional support for overheads and facilities. Further details can be found in the application links as they go live during Spring 2022.