University of Copenhagen International PhD Fellowship in Electrochemistry

  • Phd
  • Min. DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750)
  • 14 October 2020

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Electrochemistry commencing 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
Catalysis is key in the future transition towards renewable chemicals and fuels. The newly established Center for High Entropy Alloy Catalysts (CHEAC) targets electrochemical reactions for the production of renewable and high-value chemicals. See more:

Project description
The research will be focused on the preparation and characterisation nanostructured multimetallic electrocatalysts for different electrocatalytic reactions. The PhD candidate will combine electrochemical methods such as cyclic voltammetry and electrodeposition in aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes with non-electrochemical techniques such as in situ spectroscopy (mainly infra-red spectroscopy and attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy), microscopy, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and in situ/in operando synchrotron-based techniques.

Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor Maria Escudero, Department of Chemistry,

Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Københavns Universitet
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Københavns Universitet

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  • Obtained a MSc degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanoscience, Materials Science or related areas
  • Background in fundamental aspects of electrochemistry, electrodeposition and electrocatalysis
  • Experience in electrochemical methods
  • Excellent communication skills, and excellent spoken and written English
  • Be well-motivated, willing and able to work as part of an international team at the University of Copenhagen and to supervise MSc and BSc students
  • As criteria for the assessment, emphasis will be also laid on previous publications in the field of electrochemistry or electrocatalysis.


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The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW within the link.

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)
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