Postdoc in Molecular Simulations of Electrolyte Solutions

Technical University of Denmark



A postdoctoral position, starting 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible after that, is available in the area of molecular simulations of electrolyte solutions. The research aims to develop polarizable models for water-ion systems that can represent both activity coefficients and salt solubilities over wide temperature ranges and for both symmetric and asymmetric electrolytes.

Responsibilities and Tasks
The appointment will be at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Center for Energy Resources Engineering) but the appointee is expected to spend most of his time at University of Princeton in the U.S.

The project is part of an ERC Advanced Grant entitled “New Paradigm in Electrolyte Thermodynamics” and is expected to involve travels and interactions with other researchers employed under the same project.

Applicants are expected to have a recent or anticipated PhD in chemical engineering or a closely related field, an excellent record of publications, and experience in statistical mechanics and Monte Carlo or Molecular Dynamics simulation methodologies.

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 academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Moreover, as a significant part of the research will be carried out at University of Princeton, we will offer administrative and other assistance in connection to this collaboration. 

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 employment is for two years.

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Further Information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis, and Professor Athanassios Panagiotopoulos, azp@Princeton.EDU

You can read more about DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at and University of Princeton at

Application Procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 August 2019 (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)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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