PhD scholarship in synthesis of heterogeneous nanoparticle catalysis

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Apply no later than 26 January 2017
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A PhD fellowship is now available in the Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (CSC) at DTU Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark. CSC is applying an application-oriented research strategy and employs currently about 15-20 PhD students and post docs in an international environment.
 
Responsibilities and tasks
You will be engaged in development and synthesis of sintering stable heterogeneous nanoparticle catalysts for different applications. The project will be linked to collaborative research projects in the centre with other university partners and chemical industry. The position will involve inorganic synthesis mainly nanostructural materials, structural characterization, and catalyst testing. You will be performing synthesis, characterization and catalytic tests of the nanoparticle catalysts using a number of different techniques.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a master's degree or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in chemistry or chemical engineering. The candidate should have a strong background in experimental chemistry and commitment to research. The ideal candidate has a solid background in catalysis, inorganic chemistry and synthesis of nanostructural materials.

Candidates should have ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.
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 .
Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Søren Kegnæs.
We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the 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 appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

The position is available for from 1 March 2017 or shortly after.
Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Søren Kegnæs, +45 4525 2402.
You can read more about DTU Chemistry on www.kemi.dtu.dk ,Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry on csc.kemi.dtu.dk or the group of Associate Professor Søren Kegnæs on www.kemi.dtu.dk/kegnaes

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.
Application

Please submit your online application no later than

26 January 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 letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here ) 

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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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