PhD Fellowship in University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Designation/Position- PhD Fellowship

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University of Copenhagen, Denmark offers PhD fellowship position in  Department of Chemistry, Nano-Science Center, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Surface Science.

About- Department of Chemistry, Nano-Science Center, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Surface Science, beginning from 1 May 2018 or thereafter, depending on the needs of the successful candidate.

Our team is international, with more than 30 researchers from chemistry, physics, engineering, mineralogy, geology, nanoscience and biology. We work together in a dynamic, friendly team to solve questions of relevance to natural materials, the environment and energy. We combine a unique set of nanoscale techniques with classical methods to understand the fundamental processes that take place at the interface between natural materials and fluids (water, oil, CO2, O2 etc.) that may or may not contain organic compounds. Then we use the new knowledge to help solve society’s challenges. One of these is to understand how organisms make biominerals, such as bones, teeth and shells. The NanoGeoScience research team is a partner in a new project called Proteios, funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, as a Niels Bohr Professorship, to Prof. Matt Collins and in this project, we will be filling a PhD position. 

Research/Job area– physics, chemistry, mineralogy, materials science, geochemistry, hydrogeology, biochemistry, engineering, mathematics

Location- University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Eligibility/Qualification- Applicants should have (or soon have) a degree that permits entry to a PhD program (such as an MSc Degree, Diplome, Honours Bachelor or 4 year Bachelor or equivalent). The candidate must not already have a PhD.   

Your background should be in a quantitative science or engineering, in physics, chemistry, mineralogy, materials science, geochemistry, hydrogeology, biochemistry, engineering, mathematics or other – it does not matter – but we expect you to be competent with physics, chemistry and mathematics. An interest in surface science or materials and their interactions in nature is important. 

Job/Position Description- The successful candidate will work in a team that crosses disciplines, i.e. behaviour and properties of materials and the preservation of archaeologic artefacts. The ability of organic material to adhere to mineral surfaces is of importance in biomineralisation, the processes by which organisms make hard parts such as teeth, bone and shells, and these materials form an important tool for archaeologists in understanding the past. In order to get full benefit of the information trapped in these materials, it is essential to understand the mechanisms that got them there and keep them there.   

Principal supervisors are Prof. S. Stipp, Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry, [email protected] and Prof. M. Collins, Evolutionary Genomics, Natural History Museum, [email protected] 

The position is available for a 3 year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: 

  • to manage and carry through your research project,
  • to attend PhD courses,
  • to write scientific articles and your PhD thesis,
  • to teach and disseminate your research,
  • to visit an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad,
  • to work for the department.

How to Apply- To apply, it is advised that you read the entire description and announcement that is posted on:  https://nanogeoscience.dk/

 It is critical that you know about the project and that you include, in your application, all of the information that is requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

 The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

Please include: 

  • Cover Letter, in which you name the position you are applying for and state when you would like to start.
  • CV (and if you have any publications, please include the publication information for them).
  • A copy of your diploma and transcripts of records, i.e. lists of courses and grades (BSc and MSc).
  • No more than a half page about your research interests.
  • No more than one page explaining why you would like to join us and what you have to offer the project. You may use this statement as your cover letter if you wish.
  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone and email address) for 3 referees.

 The University wishes its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

Last Date for Apply– Wednesday 23 March 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.

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