PhD and Postdoc Positions in the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC)

DTU Chemical Eng.
Monday 12 Feb 18

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DTU Chemical Engineering seeks qualified candidates for a number of vacant PhD positions and a postdoc position within the core research areas of chemical and biochemical engineering, such as: 

  • Bio-based processes
  • Process system engineering
  • High temperature processes
  • Catalysis
  • Coating science and technology

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

The period of employment for the PhD position is 3 years.

The period of employment for the Postdoc position is 1-2 years.

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 31 March 2018 (local 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.

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 Vitale
  • 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 a 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 11,000 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.