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2 PhD Research Fellows in inorganic chemistry and catalysis at Bergen, Norway, May 2022

Norway

2 PhD Research Fellows in inorganic chemistry and catalysis  will focus on the development of efficient and completely recyclable catalysts for the production of sustainable polymers, where CO2 will be used as one of the raw materials for candidate with master’s degree or equivalent education in chemistry is available at Department of Chemistry at the University of Bergen, Norway, May 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 years
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Department of Chemistry

University of Bergen (UiB), Norway

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Qualification Details

  • applicants must hold a master's degree or equivalent education in chemistry. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 01.07.2022. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded.
  • laboratory experience in organic and / or inorganic synthesis is a requirement. Applicants must clearly state and document the type and level of relevant experience in synthesis and characterisation techniques in the application.
  • experience with homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis is an advantage.
  • applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • good command of the Scandinavian languages is an advantage.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Responsibilities/Job Description

There are two (2) vacancies for a PhD Research Fellows in inorganic chemistry, material chemistry and catalysis at the Department of Chemistry. The positions are for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The two positions will focus on the development of efficient and completely recyclable catalysts for the production of sustainable polymers, where CO2 will be used as one of the raw materials.  The positions are part of the project Recyclable Catalysts for Sustainable Polymers from CO2 and Bio-based Epoxides, which is funded as a Starting Grant from the Trond Mohn Foundation.

About the project/work tasks:

  • The long-term goal of the research project is to develop recyclable catalysts for making CO2-based polymers.
  • The hired fellows will design, synthesise, and characterise hybrid organic-inorganic compounds as potential catalysts for efficient and selective conversion of epoxide and CO2 to polycarbonates.
  • The work will primarily focus on synthesis, and initially the focus will be on tailor-made hybrid organic-inorganic compounds based on polyoxometalates and organic ligands. The compounds will be systematically tested in standard processes for epoxide / CO2 copolymerisation, and subsequently in processes with renewable epoxides for a more environmentally friendly production of plastic.
  • The hired fellows will be part of a research team, and will work together with PhD, MSc and BSc students. This also means that the candidates are given the opportunity to develop his or her skills in research leadership and guidance

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: -

Application Procedure

  • a brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not yet completed your master's degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master's degree. Your master's degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 01.07.2022.
  • relevant certificates/references
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

About the PhD position

About the PhD Research Fellow

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed over the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department and will be decided by the head of department upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training

As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

About the Employer:

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General information:

Rosnes, Department of Chemistry, Universitetet i Bergen, E-mail: [email protected] or Professor Knut Børve Head of the Department, Department of Chemistry, Universitetet i Bergen, E-mail: [email protected], +47 55 58 33 65).

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Contact details

Rosnes, Department of Chemistry, Universitetet i Bergen, E-mail: [email protected] or Professor Knut Børve Head of the Department, Department of Chemistry, Universitetet i Bergen, E-mail: [email protected], +47 55 58 33 65).

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