PhD scholarship in Material Synthesis for Catalysis

DTU Chemistry
Thursday 16 Nov 17

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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 novel inorganic materials for different applications in heterogeneous catalysis. The project will be linked to collaborative research projects in the centre with other university partners and chemical industry. The position will involve inorganic and organic synthesis mainly nanostructural materials, structural characterization, and catalyst testing in different organic reactions. You will be performing synthesis, characterization and catalytic tests of the catalysts using a number of different techniques.
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 candidate should have a solid background in inorganic and organic synthesis. The ideal candidate also have a solid background in catalysis 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
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Søren Kegnæs.
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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
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 February 2018 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 ,Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry on or the group of Associate Professor Søren Kegnæs on or

Please submit your online application no later than 29 December 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
  • 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.
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