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PhD Scholarship in New Coating Systems for Durable and Highly Resistant Coatings

Technical University of Denmark is offering PhD position in polymers. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for 3 years in Denmark. The deadline for applying is November 27, 2018.

The PhD project will be conducted in collaboration between the CoaST and DPC research centres at DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

The research field of this PhD position covers modification of polymers as well as formulation of coating systems. The main emphasis of the project will be on development and testing of novel coating systems targeting highly durable and resistant coatings.

Responsibilities and tasks

The overarching objective for this PhD project will be to develop new coating systems by modification of commercially available raw materials. We intend this project to both work on modification of polymers for new binder systems as well as on formulation, test and characterization of formulated coating systems.

You should be interested in and open to interaction with students at all levels during your PhD, since supervision of student projects will be expected as part of the project.

Qualifications

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.

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by the assessment committee.

We offer

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.

Salary and appointment terms

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.

Workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Anders E. Daugaard, adt@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering on www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application

Please submit your online application no later than 27 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Chemical Engineering conducts experiments at microscale, at laboratory scale, in pilot facilities and at industrial scale. The department enjoys a very close and mutually beneficial relationship with Danish-based industrial enterprises as well as leading universities and enterprises from all over the world.


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