Postdoctoral position in Electron Microscopy Characterization of Catalysts – Aarhus University, Dec 2022

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Deadline: Dec 20, 2022 21:59:00 GMT+00:00

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Aarhus University invites applications for a Postdoctoral position opportunity within a project investigating the properties of heterogeneous catalysts for upgrading of renewable oil to green fuels, Denmark – Dec 2022

Qualification Details

The ideal candidate has documented experience within electron microscopy operation, data-analysis and sample preparation. Knowledge on heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst materials and inorganic synthesis methods will be seen as an advantage. In addition, you are expected to have good collaboration and communication skills and be able to co-supervise undergraduate students.Applicants for the postdoc position must hold a PhD degree in physical chemistry, materials science, physics or nanoscience.  A PhD in equivalent disciplines may also be considered, if documentation for skills matching the position is provided.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We seek a postdoc candidate with strong experimental competences in electron microscopy of nanomaterials and an interest in carrying out excellent and impactful science within an industry/academia consortium. Job description You will become part of a research team that investigates the properties new types of catalysts and materials used in the pretreatment of bio-oils. The aim of the postdoc project is to use state-of-the-art electron microscopy facilities to develop microscopic insight needed to understand the functionality of these materials, and to generate new ideas for new and better materials in collaboration with several other groups in a consortium (HyProFuel). As postdoc, you will lead and develop your own research activity within electron microscopy, together with Prof. Jeppe V. Lauritsen and tenure track assist. Prof. Espen D. Bøjesen at the interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University.

How to Apply?

Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. 10370

Application Procedure

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Note or Other details

Who we are The project will be carried out jointly at the Interfaces and Catalysis group (Prof. Jeppe V. Lauritsen) and the Disordered Materials group of assistant Professor Espen D. Bøjesen. Being located at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, these group have access to several state-of-the-art microscopy platforms and supporting infrastructure at iNANO that enable full characterization of materials. What we offer The successful candidate is offered a 24 month postdoc position, and will join a team of other postdocs and PhD students working on the same or related topics. We offer a position within thriving and inspiring research environment that investigates the fundamental properties of a wide range of materials, for use e.g in catalysis or renewable energy. The research climate invites for lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research and a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists. The workplace is characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance. Place of Work The place of work is the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. Application procedure Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants. Letter of reference If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration. Formalities and salary range Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity. Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here. The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Contact Details

Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact:  Prof. Jeppe V. Lauritsen, [email protected],Tel: +45 2338 2369