Doctoral student in in Applied Surface Reaction Dynamics
Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för kemi, bioteknologi och hälsa
Third-cycle subject: Chemical Engineering
The main goal of the project is to study chemical reactions at model and real surfaces to gain fundamental and applied insights which are important to bridge the pressure gap in catalyst R&D. The research work is largely multi-experimental including 1) spectroscopic and surface science tools, such as XPS, combined with DFT modelling; 2) the design, construction and use of a new instrument, combining molecular beams, laser spectroscopy and ion imaging detection technology; 3) catalytic active materials in real applications and investigation of catalytic activity in lab-scale reactors. Information gained in the multi-experimental work from fundamentals to applications will enhance the understanding of reaction mechanisms, kinetics, and other processes of importance for catalyst development.
The research work will mainly be carried out at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Process Technology offering a stimulating environment with opportunities to play a leading role in fundamental to applied research collaborating both within the department, KTH and externally. Examples of collaborating partners are Material Physics at KTH and Chemical Physics at Stockholm University.
The project lies on the borders between physical chemistry, experimental physics, and chemical engineering, and could suit a student with any of these backgrounds. A Masters degree in a suitable field, good English language skills are required. An interest and experience from of the following areas would be desired and advantageous: ultrahigh vacuum techniques, instrument development, laser spectroscopy, reaction kinetics and dynamics, mass spectrometry and catalyst characterisation.
What we offer
- The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
- Life-long network through KTH's Alumni organization .
- A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
- A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement .
- Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
- Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH .
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
- passed a degree at advanced level,
- completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
- in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
- ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
- ability to collaborate with others,
- have a professional approach and
- analyse and work with complex issues.
Interest and experiences of experimental work within surface science and its applications is an advantage
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
- CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
- Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
- Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
- Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Monthly salary according to kth's doctoral student salary agreement
Reference number: C-2019-1179
Last application date: 2019-06-26
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