PhD Scholarship in Advancing 2D Materials by Metal-Organic Framework Engineering

PhD Scholarship in Advancing 2D Materials by Metal-Organic Framework Engineering

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

A 3-year PhD scholarship in metal-organic framework (MOF) chemistry funded by the VILLUM Foundation is available at the Department of Chemistry. The project will be under supervision of Assistant Professor Kasper S. Pedersen and is starting as soon as possible.

The synthetic engineering of the inorganic and organic building blocks constituting all MOF-materials leads to almost endless possibilities for MOF properties tuning (e.g. electronic, magnetic, optical, etc.). The PhD project will focus on the design, synthesis, and characterization of new types of metal-organic network structures, both in the bulk (3D) and at the nanoscale (2D). This includes also the elucidation of structural and physical properties, and electronic structures. A significant fraction of the experiments will be performed at international large-scale facilities (synchrotron, muon, and neutron sources) in Europe and in the US. The project will have significant impact on the understanding of 2D MOF chemistry and physics, and the correlations between chemical and electronic structures, and the ensuing MOF properties. Active dissemination of the obtained results, in scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.

Qualifications
The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree in chemistry with a focus on synthetic inorganic or organic chemistry. Experience with crystallography, and synthesis of air-sensitive compounds are considered strong advantages. Most importantly, the candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants, who seek to be among the brightest in their field and do science at the highest international level, will be considered.

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 candidates will be made by Assistant Professor Kasper S. Pedersen.

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further questions about the project should be directed to Assistant Professor Kasper S. Pedersen, email: kastp@kemi.dtu.dk or Head of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section, professor Jens Ø. Duus, email: jduus@kemi.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 5 April 2019 (local time).

Apply online at www.career.dtu.dk.

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.

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.

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