PhD scholarship – 2019 in Denmark, Technical University of Denmark

PhD scholarship – 2019 in Denmark, Technical University of Denmark

Designation/Position-  PhD scholarship – 2019 in Denmark

Technical University of Denmark invites application for
PhD scholarship – 2019 in Denmark from eligible and interested candidates

About- Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Energy) invites applications for one PhD-position in investigation of rechargeable batteries using in situ neutron and hard synchrotron X-ray diffraction. The PhD project is part of the ESS Lighthouse SMART – Structure of Materials in Real Time and will be carried out in collaboration with SDU. The project will be performed in the section “Imaging and Structural Analysis”. The position is available starting April 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. PhD scholarship – 2019 in Denmark

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.

DTU Energy is currently situated at both Risø Campus, close to the town of Roskilde, and Lyngby Campus, north of Copenhagen. In 2019, the entire Department will move to new facilities at Lyngby Campus.

Research/Job Area-  Chemistry, physics or similar

Project Title- In situ studies of rechargeable batteries using neutron and hard X-ray diffraction

Location-  Technical University of Denmark – DTU, Denmark


Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

The candidate should have a master’s degree in chemistry, physics or similar with good knowledge of solid state chemistry and electrochemistry and experience in battery research. Experience in powder diffraction is a prerequisite.

As a successful candidate you have :

  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
  • The ability to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of projects.

Job/Position Description- The project focuses on studies of commercial and prototype rechargeable batteries, e.g. lithium and sodium ion batteries, with emphasis on in situ and in operando diffraction studies. Structural changes, degradation and intercalation/conversion reactions during charge/discharge will be studied using a combination of hard synchrotron X-ray and neutron diffraction and scattering.

The project includes collaboration with academic and industrial partners. 

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.

How to Apply- Please submit your online application no later than 1 March 2019 (local time).

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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)


  • If relevant, you may add additional documents to the list above, e.g., a Research Statement

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.

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Last Date for Apply–  1 March 2019

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