Postdoc in Silicone Polymer Synthesis – DTU Chemical Engineering

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If you are establishing your career as scientist and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, then join the Danish Polymer Centre. Our research center will give you the opportunity to be part of breaking new ground in silicone elastomer preparation and experience a great environment with many PhD students and postdocs working in similar areas. We are a dynamic research center and focus on the development of individuals while working as a synergistic unit.

The Postdoc will develop different types of silicone materials in collaboration with other postdocs and PhD students. The tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • Silicone polymer synthesis
  • Polymer characterization
  • Elastomer preparation and testing
  • Helping PhD students with polymer synthesis and polymer characterization
  • Supervising undergraduate students in research projects and aiding them in the lab
  • Participate in collaborations with companies and other academic groups.

In accordance with the above-mentioned tasks, the applicant should preferably have qualifications within several of the following areas:

  • Experience in silicone polymer synthesis
  • Experience in polymer characterization (NMR, IR, SEC/GPC, TGA/DSC, etc.)
  • Ideally experience within silicone elastomers or elastomers in general
  • Experience with supervising undergraduate/graduate students

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). 

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment 
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The ideal candidate has to be able to start as soon as possible (February-March 2024).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Center Leader, Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov  per email: [email protected]

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Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 5 December 2023 (23:59 Danish time). [AS1]  Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications 

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, bioprocesses, bioengineering, bioconversions, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, a.o. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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