Associate professor in Chemical Engineering related to Catalysis Engineering, and the research solve both fundamental and applied research topics related to the green transition and sustainability of our economies, in The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, at Aarhus University, Denmark
Deadline to Apply
Apr 29, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||Chemical Engineering, Process and Materials Engineering, Catalysis Engineering|
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark|
|Contract Period||Not specified|
PhD Degree in related fields
- Candidates must have a strong academic background, documented successful grant writing and experience with project management, industrial/public sector collaboration, as well as teaching and supervision experience
- The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team is essential. PtX and carbon utilization are growth areas. The candidate should preferably have experience with managing growing organisations.
- The candidate is expected to have extended experience with industrial research and development, and must document experience with research and technology development on higher TRL levels 3-7. Direct industrial R&D experience from employment in a research intensive company is considered highly positive. Candidates must, relative to their academic career stage, have a strong record of research accomplishment, a record of sustained external funding, with concomitant nationally or internationally recognized leadership in their field. Output from industrial research must be significant and, if not published in scientific journals, documented otherwise
Responsibilities/ Job Description
The position will support the strategic agenda of the university by extending the current range of strong competences in Chemical Engineering. Possible topics for the position are all related to Catalysis Engineering, and the research solve both fundamental and applied research topics related to the green transition and sustainability of our economies. It can include, but is not restricted to the following areas:
- CO2 activation and conversion
- Catalytic conversion of bio materials
Besides new catalysts, the research can include novel reactor design, catalytic processes and/or upscaling and characterisation of catalysts on larger scale. It is paramount that the candidate has a extended experience with implementation of research into industrial applications. Ability to relate research to achievement of UN sustainability goals will be emphasized as well.
The position will to a start be anchored in the section for Process & Materials Engineering, and the candidate is expected to work closely with other researchers/groups within the department as well as with external stakeholders. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team is essential. PtX and carbon utilization are growth areas. The candidate should preferably have experience with managing growing organisations.
How to Apply?
To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above
Your application must contain a visionary research statement with concrete research proposals, a teaching statement, a CV including current research activities, Industrial R&D experience and output, a complete publication list as well as your teaching, fundraising and leadership experience. Both research and teaching statements should not be longer than 2-3 pages in length each. Please provide your ResearcherID, Google Scholar profile link, and/or a unique search query in Google Scholar and/or Web of Science to retrieve your publication and citation track record. Also, please provide names of references (minimum 3) whom the search committee may contact directly
The application must be in English and include
- Curriculum vitae
- Degree certificate
- A complete list of publications
- A statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any).
Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
About The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Within Chemical Engineering, the BCE Department has strong research sections in Environmental Engineering and Materials & Process Engineering. Close collaboration with our neighbouring Departments (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Molecular Biology & Genetics, iNano, Biosciences, Food, Agroecology and Chemistry) is a natural part of our culture. The successful applicant will be working with Chemical Engineering and will produce and disseminate knowledge and research results. Translation of results into solving relevant societal challenges is a highly prioritized part of our work.
- Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
- Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
Head of Department for Biological and Chemical Engineering
Lars D. M. Ottosen
Phone: +45 51371671
Head of Section for Process & Materials Engineering
Phone: +45 30369515
Post expires at 8:59am on Friday April 30th, 2021 (GMT+9)