PhD position in modelling of Porous Electrode Charging

   Department of Physics

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About the Project

A PhD position. in modelling of Porous Electrode Charging is available at the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science and Technology

The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.

Desired start date: 01-03-2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented applied mathematician, physicist, or electrochemist to join the new group of dr. Mathijs Janssen. The successful candidate will study the behavior of electrolytes in porous electrodes by continuum models and molecular simulations. During the project, these models will be employed to guide and interpret our collaborator's ongoing experiments.

Once validated, the models will be used to identify promising materials for next-generation fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors. See PRX 2 043006 (2023) for an example of our recent work on this topic.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the University’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the University with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD.

The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

Main tasks

  • Conducting scientific research within theoretical electrochemistry at an internationally respected level.
  • Developing multiscale electrokinetic models to describe the flow of electrolytes through porous electrodes.
  • Running molecular simulations and analyzing resulting data.
  • Collaboration with colleagues doing experiments.
  • Presenting results at national and international conferences.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.


Required qualifications

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Strong background in statistical physics and electrodynamics
  • Strong skills in mathematics and analytical derivations
  • Programming skills
  • Experience with numerical computations.
  • Knowledge of physical chemistry, soft matter physics, or electrochemistry is desirable.
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant's ability to complete research training

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow.

PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 532.200) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations. For exceptionally well qualified candidates a higher salary may be considered. 

The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Phd candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) at the Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU).

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NMBU.

For further information, please contact Dr. Mathijs Janssen (Associate Professor) 

E-mail: [Email Address Removed] (do not use this e-mail for application, it is only for questions)

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Application deadline: 08.01.2024

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