Postdoc in Evaluation of Modelling Scenarios for Electrolyte Thermodynamics

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A postdoctoral position, starting 1 March 2020 or as soon as possible after that, is available in the area of the modeling of electrolyte thermodynamics. The duration of the position is three years.

The candidate will need to evaluate the trends in the behavior of systems containing electrolytes (salts, etc) in mixed solvents and various solutes, and test different engineering models on these systems in a systematic way. The challenge is the construction of a recognized database that can be used as a benchmark for such tests.

Responsibilities and tasks
The appointment will be at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Center for Energy Resources Engineering) but the appointee is expected to spend most of the time (about 30 months) at IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) in France. The project is part of an ERC Advanced Grant entitled “New Paradigm in Electrolyte Thermodynamics” and is expected to involve travels and interactions with other researchers employed under the same project. This program aims at reconciling various modelling approaches for modelling electrolyte thermodynamics. IFPEN is a major research and training player in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities, structured around three strategic priorities: sustainable mobility, new energies and responsible oil and gas.

As a significant part of the research will be carried out at IFPEN, we will offer administrative and other assistance in connection to this collaboration.

Qualifications
Applicants are expected to have a recent or anticipated PhD in chemical engineering or a closely related field, an excellent record of publications, experience in chemical engineering thermodynamics and programming experience. An experience in electrolyte thermodynamics will be considered an additional advantage.

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 Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

The period of employment is
 three years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis, gk@kt.dtu.dk and Professor Jean-Charles de Hemptinne, j-charles.de-hemptinne@ifpen.fr

You can read more about the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering of DTU at www.kt.dtu.dk and IFPEN at www.ifpenergiesnouvelles.com

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2020 (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 out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures 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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