Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is
offering one or more postdoc positions commencing May 1st 2022 or as soon as
possible thereafter. The positions are within materials chemistry with a
strong focus on the use of X-ray scattering methods for characterization of
atomic structure, as well as understanding material synthesis pathways.
Description of the scientific environment
The position(s) are in the Nanostructure group at Department of Chemistry,
led by Associate Professor Kirsten M. Ø. Jensen. Our group focuses on
uncovering the relation between synthesis, structure and properties in
nanoscale solid state materials, applying in particular X-ray and neutron
total scattering for detailed structure analysis of nanomaterials.
One position (2 years) is within Center for High Entropy Alloy Catalysis
(CHEAC, https: // chem.ku.dk/researchsections/cheac/) focusing on the
synthesis and characterization of high entropy alloy nanoparticles for
electrocatalysis. Depending on the successful applicant's background and
interests, the project can lie within material synthesis .and application of
the materials in electrocatalysis, but always with a focus on structure
The second position (2 years) lies within size/structure relations and
formation mechanisms for oxide nanomaterials. Here, the aim is to use
synchrotron techniques including X-ray total scattering and X-ray spectroscopy
to elucidate the formation and nucleation pathways for oxide materials using
in situ synchrotron studies.
The postdoc's duties will include research as well as teaching. The post may
also include performance of other duties.
To be considered, applicants must have a PhD degree in either in chemistry,
nanoscience, physics, or a similar field.
Documented experience in synchrotron or neutron experiments is furthermore
required, including experience in modelling of scattering or spectroscopy
data. Experience with especially total scattering and Pair Distribution
Function analysis will also be considered.
The candidate should be able to conduct independent and creative research,
demonstrate scientific productivity, and show good inter-personal and
communication skills. The candidate will work within our international, cross-
disciplinary group and will co-supervise students and other group members.
The candidate must have excellent English communication skills, and the
ability to write scientific papers at a high level.
Further information on the Department is linked at
https: // www. science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.
The position(s) are open from May 1st 2022, or as soon as possible
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus
welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry
of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on
Academics in the State.
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking
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- Motivation/cover letter, describing which position the application is for.
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications
- Copy of diplomas (Master and PhD or equivalent)
- Reference letters (if available)
The deadline for applications is February 15th 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment
manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview
You can read about the recruitment process at
https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.