PhD Research Fellowship in Catalysis
1 PhD position is available at the Department of Chemistry/Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo, Norway.
The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, with possible extension to 4 years, with 1 year of teaching. Starting date for the position is no later than 1. February 2017. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.
We seek a highly motivated PhD candidate to the CONFINE project in the Catalysis section. CONFINE is a frontier research project in collaboration with the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Research Council. The research theme of the group is value creation in chemical processes through rational catalyst design, based on atomistic and mechanistic insight in catalyst and reactor parameters. The successful candidate will work in a highly cross-disciplinary and internationally competitive research environment comprising ∼ 40 students and post docs.
The project aims to investigate model reactions on catalytic sites in open and confined environments, respectively, tightly combining experiment and theory with the goal of elucidating the effect of confinement and tandem functional sites on the activity and selectivity of new catalysts.
The Catalysis group has an extensive network of international collaborators, and research stays abroad is a natural part of any position in the group.
Position code 1017, Salary: NOK 432 700 – 489 300 per year, ( pay grade 50 – 57) depending on qualifications and seniority.
The application must include:
- Application letter
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
- Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
- Documentation of English proficiency
- List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
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