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PhD position Electrocatalysts for alkaline water electrolysis (1.0 FTE)

In the Chemical Engineering group of the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG) of the University of Groningen, we are looking for a PhD candidate for a project on the development of improved electrocatalysts for alkaline water electrolysis, with a focus on the an

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2972 - € 2972 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

In the Chemical Engineering group of the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG) of the University of Groningen, we are looking for a PhD candidate for a project on the development of improved electrocatalysts for alkaline water electrolysis, with a focus on the anode coating. This position is embedded in the Hydrohub, a newly established centre that will give the opportunity to researchers from industry and academia to develop and test electrolysers for hydrogen production. This target is of crucial societal and industrial importance towards the future large scale production of sustainable hydrogen. Your research will be fundamental in nature but you will also have the opportunity to be involved in more applied research at the newly established facilities and to collaborate with the other partners of the Hydrohub consortium, please see: https://www.rug.nl/research/enteg/news/hydrohub-tests-sustainable-hydrogen-technology-for-industry or www.ispt.eu/hydrohub-test-duurzame-waterstoftechnologie-voor-de-industrie/

The Chemical Engineering group is active in various fields of research ranging from product technology to catalysis and green chemical reactor engineering. Currently the group consists of 7 scientific staff members (from assistant to full professors), 7 postdoc researchers, ca. 30 PhD students and 5 persons in the analytical and technical staff. The group is part of ENTEG, which is one of the 12 research institutes of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. ENTEG aims at performing excellent research and teaching directed at the integration of fundamental and engineering sciences.

Functie-eisen

The applicant should hold a master degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or equivalent disciplines and preferably have an expertise in the field of electrochemistry. Specific experience in the synthesis, characterisation and testing of electrocatalysts would be an asset.
We are looking for a candidate with an interest for both the fundamental and applied aspects of research, who is a team player who enjoys and is able to work in an international environment, has a very good knowledge of English (spoken and written), and has the potential to grow into a researcher who is able to organise her/his results in high-quality publications and presentations and to discuss them both within the Hydrohub consortium and at conferences.

Conditions

The University of Groningen offers an initial salary of € 2,325 gross per month in the first year up to a maximum of € 2,972 gross per month in the fourth and final year, based on a full-time position (1.0 FTE), excluding a 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% end-of-the-year bonus. The position is limited to a period of 4 years. The first year constitutes a probationary period, with an evaluation of the candidate’s performance after 9 months. The objective of this evaluation is to establish whether the candidate will be able to finish a PhD thesis in the remaining three years. If the performance evaluation is positive, the candidate’s contract will be extended by another 3 years, for a total of 4 years.
The position is immediately available and the starting date can be as early as 1 March 2019.

Application
Applications, including a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, can be submitted until 14 March / before 15 March 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Letters of reference may be requested after a preliminary selection.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

Prof. Paolo P. Pescarmona
p.p.pescarmona@rug.nl