The CoaST Research Centre at DTU Chemical Engineering seeks a qualified candidate for a vacant Postdoc position on hydrocarbon intumescent coatings and advanced microscopic techniques.
The Research Center CoaST
The activities in CoaST cover coating technologies from raw materials, over formulation, test and characterization to production and application. In the broad perspective, the center will support development, production and use of high performance coatings with improved sustainability profiles over the lifetime of the coating. Areas of research are anticorrosive coatings for steel structures, blade coatings for wind turbines, intumescent coatings for passive fire protection, antifouling coatings for ships, insulation coatings for heat loss reduction, coatings for the cement- and mineral industries, and coatings for oil- and gas pipelines at high temperature and high pressure.
Responsibilities and tasks
An intumescent coating is a coating that can prolong the structural life of steel in a case of fire. For the development and evaluation of intumescent coatings, it is important to develop reliable and fast testing methods to evaluate the performance of the coatings. This project has a strong focus on hydrocarbon type intumescent coatings for oil rigs.
The objective is to develop novel testing methods for hydrocarbon intumescent coatings through experimental work in advanced high-temperature reactors and model development. In addition, detailed chemical and microscopic analyses of the chars formed are essential for mapping of the complex intumescent coating mechanisms.
Candidates should have a PhD in chemical engineering and coatings, preferably with acquired skills in advanced micro- and macroscopic techniques. It is a requirement that scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals have been prepared and preferably published as part of the candidate’s PhD study.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the postdoc degree is subject to academic approval.
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 salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for postdoc. The period of employment is 2 years.
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Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 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.
The file must include:
- A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitae (with list of publications or manuscripts prepared)Grade transcripts of relevant diploma (an official translation into English)
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, disability, race, 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 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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.
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018