Postdoc in synthesis of heterogeneous nanoparticle catalysis

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A Postdoc 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 qualifications
We seek an ambitious person who is willing and able to contribute and shape long term work of the group in the field of design of nanomaterials for heterogeneous catalysis.

You will be engaged in development and synthesis of heterogeneous nanoparticle and zeolite catalysts for different applications including conversion of CO2. 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 and zeolite catalysts using a number of different techniques.

Participation in supervision of students from the bachelor to PhD level will be an integrated part of the job and acquisition of teaching experience is expected and supported.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to

  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate scientific results at all levels
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation
  • ability and willingness to attract funding

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in chemistry or chemical engineering. The candidate should have a strong background in experimental chemistry and commitment to research. The ideal candidate has a background in catalysis, inorganic chemistry and synthesis of nanostructural materials and zeolites.

Candidates should have ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamic group. Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.

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 terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The period of employment is two years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Søren Kegnæs, tel.: +45 4525 2402.

You can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk, Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry at www.csc.kemi.dtu.dk or the group of Professor Søren Kegnæs at www.kemi.dtu.dk/kegnaes

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

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 21 August 2022 (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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Diploma (an official translation into English)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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