July 2, 2011

PhD Fellowship in the Department of Chemical Engineering for International Students

PhD fellowship in membrane separation and identification of secondary metabolites from marine and agricultural sources

Course(s) Offered: Chemical / Biochemical Engineering, related fields
Course Level: Graduate (PhD, fellowship)
Provider: University of Southern Denmark
Country to Study in: Denmark

Scholarship Description
The Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake research in the field of membrane separation and identification of secondary metabolites from marine and agricultural sources.

The purpose of the PhD project is through laboratory and small pilot plant experiments combined with LC/MS analysis to investigate the industrial viability of membrane processes in the production of concentrates of proteins, polysaccharides, pigments and other secondary metabolites from marine and agricultural sources.

Eligibility
The PhD fellowship requires an MSc degree in chemical or biochemical engineering or closely related disciplines. Advanced level of speaking, writing and reading English is required. The applicant should demonstrate research potential as reflected by for instance the grades obtained and the master’s thesis. Good knowledge about industrial membrane technology, chromatography (HPLC and GC) and natural product chemistry is desirable.

Students must have either graduated from a Scandinavian MSc program, an MSc program in English, have English as their native language, or alternatively have passed a language test at the level demanded by University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering (minimum scores: IELTS 6.5 points; Paper-based TOEFL 575 points; Computer based TOEFL 230, Internet-based TOEFL 88 points).

Eligible groups
Citizens of any country (who satisfies the eligibility criteria required - please see above)

Participating Institutions
Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Fields of study
Research in the field of membrane separation and identification of secondary metabolites from marine and agricultural sources.

The PhD fellow will work in the interdisciplinary research field of chemical engineering, analytical chemistry and natural product chemistry.

Number of awards
One (1) position will be given

Sponsorship duration
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the Fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

Scholarship benefits
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 1. October 2008 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at the university of Southern Denmark in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

Method of Application
Please send one copy of the application, marked Job ID 114020 and enclosures, which should include the following:
  • Detailed CV, including list of publications (if any)
  • Copy of diploma
  • At least three contacts persons as his/her references
  • A brief one-page proposal for study plan
Additional information may be requested, and the application process may include an interview before the final decision is made.

DEADLINES:
Application Closing date is on the 15th July, 2011 at 12 noon.

PLEASE NOTE:
For further information on the position and conditions of employment please contact Associate Professor Xavier Fretté (xafr@kbm.sdu.dk) or Associate Professor Knud Christensen (kvc@kbm.sdu.dk).

The PhD project is part of a larger research programme involving multiple industrial and academic partners.
The focus of this programme is the development of environmentally and industrial viable production methods yielding high value products from marine primary and secondary metabolites. The final products being both concentrate mixtures and highly purified components.
Therefore the PhD-student should expect to work together with other PhD-students and research partners from other branches of engineering, chemistry and biochemistry in order to achieve the goals of the whole project.

Application Deadline: 15 July, 2011
Open to International students: Yes

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