Call extension for several PRISMAS PhD application

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PRIMSAS PhD programme is committed to give students the best possible opportunity to become leading synchrotron experts. Therefore, on Monday (30/10) the PRISMAS coordinating group has decided to extend the application period for several PhD positions. The new application deadline for these positions is now 17 November 2023.

“We are very excited about the applications we have received so far and hopefully with this extended deadline, applicants will have more time to prepare and submit their best application to join us in PRISMAS”, explain Judith Maichle, PRISMAS project leader.

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden – is currently accepting PhD applications in five different research areas. The second call is open between 1st of September 2023 and 31st of October 2023., corresponding to a four-year employment period between 1st of March 2024 and 28th of February 2028.

The list of PhD application programmes with extended application deadline:

  1. Opening a new era in tribology: Rheology-Tribology -SWAXS (RheoTrib-SWAXS), Nazanin Emami, Luleå University of Technology. To application >>
  2. Structure and dynamics of solid-state formulations of biologics, Vitaly Kocherbitov, Malmö University. To application >>
  3. Spectroscopic and geometric characterization of high-valent dinuclear metalloprotein intermediates, Martin Högbom, Stockholm University. To application >>
  4. Uncovering the thermal and mechanical degradation mechanisms of coated ultrahard cutting tools for sustainable machining applications, Rachid M’Saoubi, Lund University. To application >>
  5. Chlorine Surface Activation Mechanism on Wildfire Smoke Particles and Its Relevance to Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, Xiangrui Kong, University of Gothenburg. To application>>
  6. Aerosol particle surface characterization in-situ for enhanced atmospheric science, Axel Eriksson, Lund University. To application>>
  7. Misfit strain detection in precipitate hardening alloys by Bragg coherent diffraction imaging, Martin Fisk, Malmö University. To application>>
  8. Quantum properties of direct-chemical vapor Deposited two-dimensional (2D) heterostructures, Venkata Kamalakar Mutta, Uppsala University. To application>>

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PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden – is a new doctoral programme training the next generation of leading synchrotron experts.

The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. It is committed to educating fellows with outstanding capabilities who will carry forward new insights and experiences to society and their research fields.

PRISMAS includes an on-site secondment at the large-scale research facility and synchrotron MAX IV in Lund, Sweden.

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