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DTU PhD Scholarship Position in the Development of Electronic Structure Methods for Energy Materials, Denmark – May 2022


The Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a Ph.D. scholarship in the development of electronic structure methods for simulations of materials for energy technologies, e.g., batteries, Power-to-X, solar cells. the DTU Energy Conversion, Denmark -May 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Oct 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

DTU Energy Conversion

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, chemistry, materials science or similar and demonstrated aptitude for theoretical and computational research. Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken, are a requirement.

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 DTU's rules for the PhD education.


The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Prof. Piotr de Silva and Prof. Juan Maria García Lastra.

Responsibilities/Job Description


You will develop, implement, validate, and apply new computational methods and algorithms for electronic structure calculations of materials. The project will be defined in the general framework of density functional theory (DFT). The intended application area is versatile atomistic simulations of energy materials in the solid, liquid, and gaseous phases.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 27 May 2022 (Danish 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. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • List of references (at least two)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

About the Department/Section/Group

DTU Energy Conversion is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermo electrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. Additional information about the department can be found on

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Note or Other details


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.

The employment is expected to start October 1st 2022 or shortly thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Piotr de Silva and Prof. Juan Maria García Lastra.

You can read more about the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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