A PhD position is available in the group of Associate Professor Ulla Gro Nielsen. The project involves development of a combined solid state NMR spectroscopy and computational approach for characterization of catalytic and energy materials as well as soil minerals. The candidate is expected to perform solid state NMR studies of paramagnetic materials and computational modelling of the NMR data as well as synthesis and characterization of these materials. The project is conducted in close collaboration with a computational physics research group in Oulu, Finland, where the candidate is expected to spend a total of three to five months during the PhD project.
The applicant must have a strong background in physical chemistry and/or materials science such as an MSc in chemistry (5+3 programme) or a BSc with one year of MS. studies (4+4 programme, i.e. be enrolled in such a Master's degree programme for at least a year). If the candidate applies through the 4+4 programme, then documentation for courses corresponding to 60 ECTS on the Master's level education must be included.
The applicant is expected to have experience with synthesis of inorganic materials and their characterization by advanced experimental techniques such as solid state NMR spectroscopy or Rietveld refinement of PXRD data. Furthermore, the applicant should have passed a master-level advanced course in computational quantum chemistry, molecular physics or equivalent. These requirements must be clearly documented in the submitted CV, otherwise the application will not be considered. The candidate should be independent and able to communicate fluently in English, as well as possess good interpersonal skills. The expected start date is between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2017.
Application deadline: 10 August 2017.
For more information please contact Associate Professor Ulla Gro Nielsen, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, e-mail: .
Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three (students who have completed their MSc) or four years (students who have not yet completed their MSc). 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 project “Application of paramagnetic NMR for characterization of materials” (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
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: 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.
Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. 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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10 august 2017