Postdoc position on Anticorrosive Coatings

Updated: about 2 months ago

The CoaST Research Centre at DTU Chemical Engineering seeks a qualified candidate for a Post Doc position on anticorrosive coatings. 

The Research Centre CoaST
The activities in CoaST cover coating technologies from raw materials, over formulation, test and characterization to production and application. In the broad perspective, the centre will support development, production and use of high performance coatings with improved sustainability profiles over the lifetime of the coating. Areas of research are anticorrosive coatings for steel structures, blade coatings for wind turbines, intumescent coatings for passive fire protection, antifouling coatings for ships, insulation coatings for heat loss reduction, coatings for the cement- and mineral industries, and coatings for oil- and gas pipelines at high temperature and high pressure.

Responsibilities and qualifications

Background
Anticorrosive coatings are multicomponent products used for long-term protection of steel substrates such as ships, bridges, and wind turbine towers. In this particular project, we look at a special application for constructions exposed to both high temperature and high pressure.

Purpose of Post Doc project
The purpose of this project is to characterize the degradation of anticorrosive coatings exposed to high temperature and high pressure and to formulate new coatings to resist the extreme conditions. The work will involve experiments in an autoclave, the use of advanced microscopy techniques, formulation of coatings, and the development of a mechanistic understanding of the degradation routes.

You must have an MSc degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or materials, preferably with a specialization (or full education) in the field of coatings. In addition, you should have a PhD degree within coatings science and technology or similar, preferably with a focus on anticorrosive coatings. Peer reviewed publications in a relevant field are required.

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 appointment terms
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 2 years.

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Further information
For further information on the project contact: Professor Søren Kiil (sk@kt.dtu.dk ), DTU Chemical Engineering. 

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk/english . 

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark . 

Application
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20 February 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", 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)
  • List of publications

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their PhD 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.

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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 vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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