PhD scholarship in CO2 Corrosion Relevant to CCS

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Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) seeks a PhD to support our ongoing CO2 projects. The position is for a period of 3 years.

The environment is suffering and you need to help us safe it.

We are seeking a new researcher interested in CO2 and issues both upstream and downstream in the feed-chain of CO2, from capture, transport, to storage.

We expect you will be engaged with the basic principles of CO2 relating to fluids down-hole, top site, in lab, and in pilots.

Your overall focus will be to strengthen the department’s competences within corrosion and pilots for CO2, for the development of new CO2 technologies. You will work with nearby colleagues, and with both academic and industrial partners in Denmark. Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Perform measurement in the lab
  • Perform measurements in the field, in the industry
  • Create deep analysis of the finding also in terms of modelling
  • Create a modelling and simulations of the obtained results

You will take part in teaching and supervision of BSc and MSc student projects, and be co-supervisor for PhD students. 

Relation to other projects
You will be a member of the CERE research group. You will be working in close collaboration with Associate Professors Philip Fosbøl in your daily work. You can draw on years of experience and knowledge on CO2 capture technologies.

Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

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 the DTU PhD Guide.

You qualifications will we evaluated towards your previous experience in the lab, and the number of relevant existing publication in the field of the research.

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 information may be obtained from Philip Fosbøl,

You can read more about CERE at

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
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 3 December 2020. 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
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • List of publication and attached relevant publications

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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