Postdoc position in sustainable and circular housing design

Publiceringsdatum: 2024-05-02

Nu har du chansen att börja jobba som doktorand hos Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB. Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB söker en medarbetare på heltid som vill arbeta 6 månader eller längre. Kan det vara du? Att bo i närheten av Göteborg kan vara en fördel för denna position, så om du redan bor i området bör du överväga att söka jobbet.

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB behöver fler anställda som stödjer arbetet inom doktorand. Kolla in deras lediga tjänst för att se om du har vad som krävs. Här är chansen att bli en del av Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB och jobba som doktorand! Ansök senast torsdag den tjugonde juni 2024.


Do you want to contribute to research in the field of sustainable and circular housing design?

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to our pioneering research focused on resilient future housing design, exploring new buildings and the transformation of existing structures. Collaborating with a team of senior researchers, another post-doc, and doctoral students, you will contribute to the development and consolidation of the research area known as Architecture, Building & Society. This interdisciplinary field merges architectural design and sociology, emphasizing the interaction between spatial configuration, user experience, and social dynamics through the perspectives of sustainability, resource efficiency, and circular societies.

Project description

You will take part in a research project called "Dwellology" - People, sustainability and energy in future homes. This project investigates the interplay between architectural design, human behaviour, and resource utilisation, aiming to enhance an understanding of how spatial characteristics influence behaviour and, by extension, energy and resource consumption. The ultimate goal is to develop tools for decision-making and design to revolutionize sustainable and resilient housing planning and construction. The project involves empirical case studies, workshops, and feedback seminars with industry stakeholders, and is a collaboration between Chalmers and the universities of Lund and Linköping. A network of industry partners contributes to knowledge development and dissemination.

You will also work on developing new research fields with the research group. One suggested direction is the reuse of existing buildings to solve the need for housing while meeting ambitions for resource efficiency to address the current climate crises.

Information about the division and the department

The post-doc is positioned at the Department for Architecture and Civil Engineering, in the Research area Architecture, Building & Society which has around 20 members. The research area belongs to the organisational unit, the division of Building Design which embraces research and teaching in building design and planning. The division consists of permanent staff, doctoral students, a post-doc, as well as artistic and adjunct staff with a foot in architectural practice.

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering has about 290 employees encompassing a broad theoretical knowledge base, where design-based artistic architectural research meets engineering, social sciences and the humanities. The combination of all of these perspectives allows for great interdisciplinary advancement in the field and a broader discussion of various aspects of sustainability. Together, we provide a comprehensive environment for architecture and civil engineering, well-equipped to take on the common challenges of building a sustainable future. The Department hosts two centres for collaboration with the building sector and utility of research which are both of particular interest for the research area Architecture, building & society, The Center for Housing Architecture and The Center for Healthcare Architecture.

Major responsibilities

As a post-doc, you will work closely with the research group but you will take significant responsibility for planning and executing your research. Your findings are expected to be published in high-impact journals and shared through popular articles and reports. You will also take part in organising and participating in meetings, and workshops, and attend international conferences and national seminars.


Candidates should hold a master’s degree and a PhD in Architecture or a related field, with experience in housing design and research. You should be well-versed in sustainable building practices and the circular economy, proficient in qualitative research methods, data management, and analysis, and fluent in English. Experience in publishing in international scientific journals is required. Additional qualifications include familiarity with the Swedish language, Swedish housing traditions, and quantitative research methods. You are self-propelled, creative and have problem-solving analytical abilities. You have experience in organising workshops and set-up meetings with non-academic partners. You are relationship-oriented and genuinely interested in understanding other people’s views and sharing knowledge and experience.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). Exceptions from the 3-year limit can be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave, sick leave or military service*.

  • The date shown in your doctoral degree certificate is the date we use, as this is the date you have met all requirements for the doctoral degree.

Contract terms

This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer

Chalmers 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.

For more information about the application procedure, please visit Chalmers website. 

Application deadline: 2024-06-20

For questions, please contact:

Professor Paula Femenias, Head of Division Building Design

Dr. Anna Braide, Building Design

Om jobbet

Antal tjänster1
FöretagsnamnChalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
LönFast månads- vecko- eller timlön
Omfattning6 månader eller längre
Typ av anställningVanlig anställning


Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB söker en person till denna tjänst som doktorand med placerings i Göteborg. Om det låter intressant att arbeta som doktorand hos Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB skickar du in din ansökan senast 2024-06-20.

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