University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

PhD Candidate in Computational Chemistry (Catalyst Design)

University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Tromsø, Norway

The CHOCO research team at the Department of Chemistry at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway seeks a motivated candidate to join our group as a PhD student. The PhD fellow will use quantum chemical methods to investigate and design organic and organometallic catalysts for employing CO2 as a starting material in chemical synthesis. Promising systems will be tested in the laboratory by experimental chemists in the CHOCO group. The appointment is for a period of 4 years. 25% of each year will consist of teaching or other duties for the department.


We offer

· A societal relevant research project on conversion of CO2

· A dedicated and supportive team of supervisors and colleagues

· Good infrastructure and flexible working hours

· Pension schemes through the state pension fund

· A state collective pay agreement with a good salary. Remuneration of PhD positions are in state salary code 1017, normally starting in pay grade 51 (NOK 449 000 per annum). In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


Qualifications The successful applicant must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Computational or Theoretical Chemistry or equivalent. The average grade on relevant academic courses must be equivalent to the Norwegian grade C or better. The applicant must be able to document proficiency in English that satisfies the Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification. If you are near completion of your Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis.


Application Your application must include:

· Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests

· CV – summarizing education, positions and academic work

· Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees · Documentation of English language proficiency for PhD-studies

· 2-3 references with contact details

· Master thesis, and any other academic works


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