PhD position in Water Structure and Properties

fredag 25 okt 19

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Frist 8. december 2019
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The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), invites applicants for a PhD position on Water structure and Properties.

Responsibilities and task
This project will have much research freedom, while it is expected to have a significant synergy with several sub-projects of the ERC Advanced Grant project “New Paradigm in Electrolyte Thermodynamics”. The project may cover the following aspects: (1) Extensive literature review on simulations of water structure and its properties. (2) Hydrogen-bonding of water, including a methodology to define the formation and interactions of a hydrogen bond in water simulations. (3) Molecular simulations of water structure and properties under different conditions.

Qualifications
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. 

Experience in molecular simulations, statistical mechanics and programming is essential.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Xiaodong Liang, and Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis. 

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 Associate Professor Xiaodong Liang, tel: +45 4525 2877, xlia@kt.dtu.dk, or Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis, tel.: +45 4525 2859, gk@kt.dtu.dk.   

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Application

Please submit your online application no later than 8 December 2019 (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: 

  • 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)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures 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. 

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

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