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Position: PhD student for Ultrafast X-ray Studies of Solvation Dynamics
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: As the first PhD student on this project, you will work closely with the Postdoc on the experimental part of the project, obtaining insights into not only X-ray methods and the fundamental physics and chemistry of solvation, but also all aspects of large-scale facilities research, from the initial beamtime application through measurement campaigns and data analysis towards publication of results
Requirements: You should have or very soon complete a Master’s Degree in Physics/Chemistry/Nanotechnology/similar with very good grades and familiarity with programming will be a definite plus. As the position is very collaborative in nature, you should have an outgoing personality and enjoy working closely with colleagues and collaborators
   
Text: PhD student for Ultrafast X-ray Studies of Solvation Dynamics DTU Physics Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Monday 16 Nov 20 Apply for this job Apply no later than 11 December 2020 Apply for the job at DTU Physics by completing the following form. Apply online We are now advertising the first four positions within our new project “Aqueous solvation - understanding water as a solvent and reaction partner via ultrafast X-ray experiments”, generously funded for six years by the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s “New and Exploratory Research and Discovery” program. Two of the four positions will be centered around ultrafast (femtoseconds to nanoseconds) X-ray experiments using synchrotrons and XFELs, with a focus on solvation dynamics involving simple ions (halogens) as well as transition metal and all-organic complexes. The other two positions are directed towards developing a powerful and versatile ab initio simulation toolbox capable of handling the many Degrees of Freedom involved in solvation. A key point for this project is a very strong link between the experimental and the theoretical/ simulation efforts and this part of the project is supported by one research engineer. R esponsibilities and tasks As the first PhD student on this project, you will work closely with the Postdoc on the experimental part of the project, obtaining insights into not only X-ray methods and the fundamental physics and chemistry of solvation, but also all aspects of large-scale facilities research, from the initial beamtime application through measurement campaigns and data analysis towards publication of results. Qualifications You should have or very soon complete a Master’s Degree in Physics/Chemistry/ Nanotechnology/similar with very good grades and familiarity with programming will be a definite plus. As the position is very collaborative in nature, you should have an outgoing personality and enjoy working closely with colleagues and collaborators. We offer This position as PhD student in our group will offer you the opportunity to be a member of a research team where we aim to develop and utilize advanced experimental and simulation/computational techniques in the ultrafast time domain. You will get the opportunity to work at international large-scale facilities such as XFELs and synchrotrons, and via both the beamtimes and participation in international conferences, you will also build a large, international network. Further, you will obtain familiarity with state-of-the-art methods for molecular simulations (DFT, QM/MM, classical MD,…) through direct collaboration with our theorists. The position as PhD student is fully salaried (approx. 4 k€/month starting salary, before taxes) and is for 3 years. 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. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Salary and terms of employment This position is for three years and the place of work will be in the NEXMAP Section of the Physics Department at the DTU Lyngby campus, although with a significant amount of travel activities. The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary will be agreed upon with the relevant union. Application procedure Please submit your online application no later than 11 December 2020 (local time) . A pplications 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 . The file must include: Application/cover letter - the cover letter ( <1 page) should include a section on why the applicant is interested in this particular field of study CV Diploma (MSc and BSc, with transcript of grades) List of publications and successful beamtime applications, if any A ll interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. 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 Senior Scientist Kristoffer Haldrup, Prof. Martin M. Nielsen, Res. Ass. Prof. Asmus Dohn and Prof. Klaus B. Møller. Further information Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Kristoffer Haldrup, hald@fysik.dtu.dk You can read more about the NEXMAP section at DTU Physics here . Our “Molecular Movies” group in the NEXMAP Section currently consists of two tenured faculty, one postdoc and two PhD students, and we have a long-lasting strong collaboration with the theory group of Prof. K. B. Møller at DTU Chemistry. We have an egalitarian and relaxed work culture, relying on everyone to be goal-oriented and willing to take ownership and responsibility for their own projects and their role in the Group efforts. Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.
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