|Location:||Lyngby - Denmark|
|Placed On:||20th April 2021|
|Closes:||16th May 2021|
Postdoc in Atomic Scale Simulations of Solid-Liquid Interfaces
The Section for Atomic Scale Materials Modelling at DTU Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applications for a postdoc position on atomic scale simulations of the oxygen reduction reaction at solid-liquid interfaces.
Liquid electrolytes are important in several electrocatalytic reactions, where solvated ions in the electrolyte are known to affect reaction rates, thereby modifying catalyst activity and selectivity. Simultaneously, atomic scale simulations based on Density Functional Theory (DFT) have provided key insights into reaction energetics and kinetics, usually employing simple models neglecting the dynamics of the solid-liquid interface and/or solvated electrolyte ions. Therefore, accurate understanding and prediction of reaction activity and selectivity remains a challenge.
Responsibilities and tasks
The successful applicant will use DFT and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations in combination with machine learning approaches to understand key properties of the liquid electrolyte that affect activity and selectivity for the electrochemical reduction of oxygen in fuel cells and metal air batteries. The project will be linked to other ongoing computational projects in the section working on electrocatalyst design and materials modelling.
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry, or related fields.
You must have a strong background in atomic scale simulations, and you are expected to have performed original scientific research within the area. Experience with density functional theory (DFT), molecular dynamics simulations, or machine learning is an advantage. Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU.
In addition, we expect you to be interested in collaboration and take personal responsibility for your work. Furthermore,
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 terms of employment
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 appointment is two years, starting 1 September 2021 or shortly thereafter.
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Application deadline: 16 May 2021
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