Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark opens

two Ph.D. positions in the field of theoretical electrocatalysis.


The positions are financed within the Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) ELCOREL.
The successful candidates must have a Master degree* in Chemistry (Physical, Analytical), Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Physics, must be in the first 4 years of his/her research career and meet the mobility eligibility criteria as outlined by the Marie Curie ITN rules**. Experience in computational chemistry, density functional theory, catalysis or electrocatalysis is an advantage.
The positions are intended for 36 months. The positions provide a monthly salary and also cover also the tuition fees for the enrolment in the PhD programme of University of Copenhagen. 

The individual projects are focused on:
Project 1: Theoretical rational design of complex oxide materials for electro-catalytic for oxygen evolution. The work will involve simulations applying density functional theory and methods for including the electrochemical environment into the analysis of the simulations. Project anticipates a close collaboration with experimental researchers in the network as well as with the industrial part of the ELCOREL network.
Project 2: Simulations of non-metal catalysts for electrochemical CO2 reduction. The work will involve simulations applying density functional theory and methods for including the electrochemical environment into the analysis of the simulation. Frequent interactions with experimental researchers in the ELCOREL network are envisaged.

Applications for the positions have to be submitted electronically.
Successful applications must contain
1) Structured CV (with list of publications) including information on expected date of graduation,
2) Motivation letter containing names and email of at least 2 references,
3) Certified copy of the MSc Diploma or Transcript of studies.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; full attention will be guaranteed to the applications registered before May 1st 2017.



 

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*at the time of the contract commencement
** Successful candidates may not have carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years