PhD position in the NanoChemistry Group

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Apply no later than 10 October 2017
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A 3-year PhD position at DTU Chemistry is available from 15th January 2018.
The PhD candidate will engage in a state-of-the-art project under the title “Perovskite-graphene 2D heterostructures for solar light harvesting and photo-induced charge transfer”, a DFF-FNU project awarded to Dr. Qijin Chi by Independent Research Fund Denmark (IRFD). The qualified PhD candidate will be under the supervision of associate professor Qijin Chi, along with one or two co-supervisors, for her/his PhD study for a period of three years.
Candidates who are interested in the position must have obtained a master degree in chemistry, materials science, physics or other related fields, and have acquired necessary research background and experience.
The research background in photo-electrochemistry, materials chemistry of graphene and perovskites, solar cells and charge transfer science is highly desirable. In addition, the candidate must be highly motivated, has records independently doing the research, and has good communication skills in English.
Applicants should have a thorough interest in the areas associated with nanochemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry and energy technology. Meanwhile, the position will offer the candidate an opportunity to work in a highly international, productive and dynamic research group.
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given solely to the following criteria:

  • Master and bachelor grades
  • Relevance of research background and experience.
  • Record with high quality of previous research and scientific talents
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and good communication skills.
Approval and Enrolment

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the

DTU PhD Guide


We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on research, education, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the national economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.
Salary and terms of employment
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
Workplace: DTU Chemistry at the DTU Kongens Lyngby Campus

Further information
For additional information, you might contact Dr. Qijin Chi via E-mail: . However, please be aware that we will not accept any email application; all applications must be submitted through the online port.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 10 October 2017.

Applications must be submitted as

one pdf file

containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach

all your materials in English in one pdf file

. The file must include:

  • A motivation letter to address why you qualify for this position
  • Full and latest CV including publication list
  • Master and Bachelor degree certificates or diploma (an official translation into English is required, if the original form is not in English)
  • Grade transcripts or/and converted grades to the Danish grading system of MSc and BSc
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here )
  • A brief research plan (about 2-3 A4 pages)Two letters of recommendation from your former supervisors

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.
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