PhD scholarship: Organometallic Frameworks for Catalysis

torsdag 16 jun 22

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Frist 30. juni 2022
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A 3-year PhD scholarship, financed by the Carlsberg Foundation, within metal-organic framework (MOF) chemistry is available at the Department of Chemistry. The project will be under supervision of Professor Kasper S. Pedersen (www.kasperpedersen.org) and is starting as soon as possible.

The PhD project will focus on the design, synthesis, and characterization of new types metal-organic network structures using synthetic principles borrowed from organometallic chemistry. The materials will be assessed from applications in small-molecule activation and catalysis. This includes also the detailed elucidation of structural, physical properties, and electronic structures. Active dissemination of the obtained results, in scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The candidate should have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS points; or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree) in chemistry with a focus on synthetic inorganic or organic chemistry. Experience with crystallography, spectroscopy, and handling of air- and moisture sensitive compounds are considered advantageous. Most importantly, the candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants, who seek to be among the brightest in their field and do science at the highest international level, will be considered.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education.

Assessment
The assessment of the candidates will be made by Professor Kasper S. Pedersen.

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 3 years.

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Further information
Further questions about the project should be directed to Professor Kasper S. Pedersen, email: kastp@kemi.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.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. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 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 out 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 (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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