Postdoc position in Simulations of Organic Materials for Battery Applications

DTU Energy
Monday 12 Feb 18

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The Section for Atomic Scale Modelling and Materials at DTU Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is looking for outstanding candidates for a 2-year postdoc position in simulations of organic materials for battery applications.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will strengthen our research activities in computational studies of organic/polymer materials used in both electrode and electrolyte components of batteries. The focus will be on modelling of morphologies as well as electrochemical and charge transport properties in those materials using a wide range of computational tools using both classical and quantum methods (MD, DFT, QM/MM). The primary task will be to develop computational protocols and apply them to study properties of conducting redox-active polymers for Mg-ion batteries and polymeric electrolytes based on ionic liquids.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in chemistry, physics or materials science.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in at least one of the following topics:

  • Molecular dynamics and/or Monte Carlo simulations of polymers
  • DFT-level modelling of organic materials for energy storage and conversion
  • Multiscale simulations of molecular materials in complex disordered environments
In addition, you:
  • are innovative and able to work both independently and in cross-disciplinary teams
  • have good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
  • are able to work independently and take responsibility for the progress and quality of projects.

We offer
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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will  be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2 years.

The position is available immediately and the starting date is negotiable. Please state the earliest possible starting date in your cover letter.

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The assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section, Professor Tejs Vegge, Associate Professor Juan Maria García Lastra and Assistant Professor Piotr de Silva.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Tejs Vegge, or Assistant Professor Piotr de Silva,

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 11 March 2018 (Local 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:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications indicating scientific highlights
  • List of References (at least two)
Applications and enclosures 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.

DTU Energy is focused on education, research, and development within functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technologies. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.