PhD and Postdoc Positions in SDC

DTU Chemical Eng.
Monday 10 Jul 17

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DTU Chemical Engineering seeks qualified candidates for a number of vacant PhD positions and a one-year postdoc position within the core research areas of chemical and biochemical engineering.

Responsibilities and tasks
The positions are part of the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC). The research will be within the core fields of chemical and biochemical engineering, and should support our SDC MSc education in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and the research collaboration in the framework of SDC. The candidates will stay in China for 6-12 months, to support the MSc courses in SDC and to carry out research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Knowledge of Danish is highly beneficial for the positions. Research areas of interests must be stated in the application.

Candidates for the PhD scholarships should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.

Candidates for the Postdoc position should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Approval and enrolment of PhD Students
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.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms for the PhD positions are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

The appointment terms of the Postdoc 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 1 year.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Kim Dam-Johansen, tel.: +45 4525 2845,  

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Please submit your online application no later than 28 July 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.

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for” please indicate whether you are applying for the PhD position or the Postdoc position. 

The application file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • For PhD candidates: Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma. Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
  • For postdoctoral candidates: Diploma (MSc/PhD) and list of publications

Candidates may apply for the PhD position 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.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.