2012 PhD Fellowship in Computational/Theoretical Physics/Chemistry at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Our group is international, with about 50 researchers from chemistry, physics, engineering, mineralogy, geology, nanoscience, biology and mathematics. We work together in a dynamic, friendly team to solve questions of relevance to environment and energy. We combine a unique set of nanoscale techniques with classical methods to understand the fundamental processes that take place at the interface between natural materials and fluids (water, oil, CO 2 , O 2 , etc.) and then use the new knowledge to help solve society´s challenges. Some of these include developing methods for ensuring safe drinking water, responsible storage of waste, converting CO 2 to mineral form, squeezing more oil from exhausted reservoirs in environmentally responsible ways, and understanding the mysteries of how organisms make biominerals, such as bones, teeth and shells. The NanoGeoScience research group is starting several new projects, funded by the European Commission, the University of Copenhagen and by industry, so in the next months, we will be filling a PhD student position in Computational/Theoretical Physics/Chemistry.

-Your background can be physics, chemistry, mineralogy, materials science or other; it does not matter but we expect you to be comfortable with physics, chemistry and mathematics. -For the PhD position, no experience is required but keen interest and a drive for solving problems is necessary. We also require an interest in natural materials and their interaction with water, organic compounds and gases. Enthusiasm for working in a team with scientists from other disciplines is essential -. Our aim is to build new understanding of solid-fluid interaction at molecular level by combining experiment and theory over a range of scales and across disciplines and then apply that new knowledge to real systems, solving problems for society and industry.

Deadline: 5 October 2012.

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