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PhD position in Functional Block Copolymer Synthesis and Phase Behavior

A PhD position is available at the Department of Chemical Engineering. The appointment has duration of 4 years with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department. The position is financed by NTNU.


Further information about the Department of Chemical Engineering may be obtained from http://www.ntnu.edu/chemeng .


Job description

The position activities will involve poly-condensation reactions or anionic polymerization reactions for synthesis of block copolymers, as well as modification of commercial block copolymers. Single or multiple step synthesis protocols may be used to create covalently linked hydrophilic and hydrophobic blocks with designated functionalities. Methods of X-ray diffraction, NMR, light scattering, and rheometry will be used to characterize self-assembled block copolymer structures in aqueous solution.


The applicant must have an a Master's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related discipline with a specialty in polymer synthesis and characterization. Experience with multiple polymer synthesis techniques will be considered an advantage.


We are looking for a positive, balanced personality who can think creatively and critically, and who can work independently and consistently on the research project. He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams.


The regulations for PhD programs at NTNU state that a Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the two last years of the MSc is required and C or higher of the BSc. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:

Detailed information on our PhD programs is found at: http://www.ntnu.edu/nt/research/phd


The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test.


Terms of employment

The appointment of the PhD fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment and have to be qualified for the PhD-study.


NTNU’s personnel policy objective is that the staff must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent.


The position as PhD is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale.


Further information can be obtained from Associate professor Kristofer G. Paso, Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU, Tel. +47 73 59 31 47, E-mail: kristofer.g.paso@ntnu.no



The application

Applications with CV, certificates from both Bachelor and Master, possible publications and other scientific works, copies of transcripts, (copies of documentation on English language proficiency test) and reference letters should be submitted.


Applications must be submitted electronically through www.jobbnorge.no.

Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.


The reference number of the position is: NT- 83/14


Application deadline: 2015-01-31