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KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Third-cycle subject: Theoretical Chemistry and Biology with focus on modeling of molecular of ionic liquids and development of novel computational methods in spectroscopy
The Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology (TCB, https://www.theochem.kth.se/) is recruiting one PhD students to apply methods in theoretical chemistry for the simulation of ionic liquids as well as the development of computational methods in molecular spectroscopy. These ionic liquids are halogen free and have several applications including light absorption in solar cells, green-chemistry catalysis, electrochemistry, and lubrication. Simulation of the interface between ionic liquids and solid-state materials is at focus and will be conducted with classical molecular dynamics. Methods for spectroscopic calculations are based on quantum mechanics and will lead to the development of modules in a larger program package aimed at efficient calculations on today’s and tomorrow’s high-performance supercomputers.
We are looking for one candidate with a MSc degree in physics or chemistry.
This projects is part of a collaborative project between KTH and USTC (University of Science and Technology of China). Up to 50% of the time will be spent in this prestigious institute in China and give the opportunity to develop a unique international profile for the future career. TCB is recruiting two students that both will be part of this initiative and conduct their secondments to USTC in parallel.
Main supervisor of this PhD students will be Prof. Patrick Norman at TCB. Co-supervisors will be Prof. Mark Rutland at Surface and Corrosion Science at KTH and Prof. Yi Luo at TCB. Prof. Yi Luo is also the director of the HFNL institute (Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale) at USTC.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree:Doctor’s degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.
Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.
Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.
Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.
Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH´s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.
Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
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