Applications are invited from International students for Fully funded PhD Scholarships position in Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis at the Department of Chemistry and the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Netherlands.
The Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group is part of the Department of Chemistry and the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science. The group includes 04 Full Professors, 06 Assistant Professors, 11 Technicians and circa 80 PhD candidates and/or Postdoctoral Fellows. We are currently looking for a colleague within the group of Professor Weckhuysen. PhD scholar will focus on the synthesis and (operando) characterization of heterogeneous catalysts.
To develop better performing catalysts for societal challenges (e.g. waste and/or CO2 reduction), it is paramount to develop an understanding of the relation between catalyst structure and performance. In this project, the PhD applicant will develop and characterize novel catalysts and use operando spectroscopy techniques to monitor chemical species at reaction conditions to unravel mechanistic pathways for a variety of (electro)chemical processes.
- a full-time position for 1.5 years, which can be extended to 04 years
- Monthly salary ranges between €2,266 and €2,897 (P-scale Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities)
- supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year
- In addition a pension scheme, a partially paid parental leave and flexible employment conditions
To be eligible for Scholarships position, an applicant must:
- has a strong interest in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, spectroscopy and/or electrochemistry
- is proficient in English language (spoken and written)
- is creative and a team player with good communicative skills
- has hands-on experience in using or building chemical setups in the lab environment
- is able to work independently in a multidisciplinary environment
To apply for PhD Scholarships position Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, applicants are required to submit the following documents with application:
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum Vitae
- Email addresses of two referees
As part of the selection procedure, the PhD Scholarships applicant can be asked to give an outline of his/her research plans in a written report and an oral presentation.