PhD Candidate in electrodialysis and recycling of secondary Li based batteries

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
January 01, 2023
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The Department of Energy and Process Engineering has a vacancy for a

PhD Candidate in electrodialysis and recycling of secondary Li based

batteries

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About the job

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

The use of lithium ion batteries is growing exponentially and production of such batteries is currently one of the most emerging industries, predicting 100+ giga battery factories in Europe by 2030 and still growing beyond this.

Recycling of batteries is currently handled from a waste management objective, but this is now transforming into an industry with resource utilisation objective. As this is an emerging field, several paths for new technologies are rising; and in this project you will have an opportunity to explore different lithium ion battery recycling process routes and how electrodialysis can effectively and efficiently support these.

Your immediate leader is Professor Burheim, with head of department as responsible for you as an employee.

Duties of the position
  • Follow the PhD program of the faculty.
  • Plan, design and carry out experiments.
  • Preferably undertake some modelling.
  • Prepare research papers for journal peer reviewing, at least 3.
  • Prepare a PhD thesis.
  • Include master students research work into your research project.
  • Contribute to colleagues' work.
  • Contribute to an inclusive and social working environment.
  • Required selection criteria
  • In the application letter you must explain your educational relevance for electrodialysis and lithium ion batteries, even if your education have only been adjacent to these two topics.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level.
  • You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker graded background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education. If you are currently under education, you may still be conditionally accepted.
  • Master's students can apply, but the master's degree must be obtained and documented within 3 months after starting the position.
  • You must meet requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program https: // www. ntnu.edu/studies/phiv
  • You must have an English proficiency
  • The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant

    Preferred selection criteria
  • Self driven and independent working is preferred
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Documented experience in teaching or supervision, or examples of management in voulentary organisations is preferred.
  • Personal characteristics
  • Curious
  • Independent
  • Inclusive
  • Respectful
  • Critical
  • Thorough
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

    We offer
  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits
  • Salary and conditions

    As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 501 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

    The period of employment is 3 years.

    Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Energy, https: // www. ntnu.edu/studies/phiv, within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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    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 NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

    It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

    About the application

    The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

    Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.

    The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV and certificates
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not completed the master's degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted. If you have not yet completed the master's degree, you must submit a statement from your supervisor that you are on track with your master programme or a reference contact information for this to be considered.
  • A copy of the master's thesis. If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Name and contact information of three referees
  • If you have publications or other relevant research work
  • If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

    We will take joint work into account. If it is difficult to identify your efforts in the joint work, you must enclose a short description of your participation.

    In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

    NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

    General information

    Working at NTNU

    NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees' needs.

    NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.

    The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

    As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

    A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Odne Burheim, telephone/sms 91707856, email burheim@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Ingrid Wiggen, e-mail: ingrid.wiggen@ntnu.no.

    If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

    Application deadline: 01.01.23.

    NTNU - knowledge for a better world

    NTNU - knowledge for a better wo rld

    The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

    Department of Energy and Process Engineering

    We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

    Deadline

    1st January 2023

    Employer

    NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

    Municipality

    Trondheim

    Scope

    Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)

    Duration

    Fixed Term

    Place of service

    Department of Energy and Process Engineering

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