Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy invites applications for a PhD position in Investigation of Li-ion intercalation mechanisms in rechargeable batteries. The PhD project is part of the ESS Lighthouse SMART – Structure of Materials in Real Time and will be carried out in collaboration with Haldor Topsoe A/S and Danish Technical University. The position available starting 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 13 December 2018.
The project focuses on detailed structural characterization of novel battery electrodes, mainly cathode materials, and on elucidating the Li-ion intercalation mechanism during charge and discharge. The project will evolve around operando neutron and synchrotron X-ray scattering as well as development of setup for these measurements. Material synthesis, battery fabrication, electrochemical analysis, X-ray absorption spectroscopy and general material characterization (thermal analysis, electron microscopy, surface area analysis etc.) will also be central for the project.
The candidate should have a good knowledge of inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, electrochemistry and chemical synthesis. Knowledge about powder diffraction is a prerequisite.
For further information please contact Associate Professor Dorthe B. Ravnsbæk at phone (+45) 6550 7635 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three (5+3 programme for applicants with a Master’s degree) or four years (4+4 programme for students who have not yet finished their Master studies). Teaching duties of related subjects will be part of the programme. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• Relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: email@example.com mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.
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Deadline: 13 December 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
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Post expires on Thursday December 13th, 2018