The Technological University of Denmark (DTU) is inviting applicants for a PhD scholarship in Advanced Thermodynamic Models for Water 2019.

This PhD project is part of the ERC Advanced Grant “New Paradigm in Electrolyte Thermodynamics” (electrothermal) and in particular of the work package (WP1) which is related to the development of a non-primitive electrolyte equation of state. DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. They offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. They strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The first step in the development of such a model is to have a complete equation of state which accounts for all “physical” interactions (dipolar, association, etc) and where in principle the dielectric constant is an output rather than an input. However, prior to doing this, we need to establish a complete model for water, the key solvent in most electrolyte solutions and the possible importance of water structure in electrolyte solutions.

Worth of Award

  • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
  • The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.


  • Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.
  • A strong background on thermodynamics, mathematical modeling, and programming experience with FORTRAN or C/C++ is essential.

How to Apply

  • Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration.
  • To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system


Deadline: Application closes August 15, 2019 (local time).


Click here for more details and to apply

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