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PhD studentship for UK/EU nationals in Computational Chemical Engineering (Fixed Term)

10th September, 2013

A fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentship is available in the Computational Modelling Group, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Markus Kraft. The studentship starts in January 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter and, due to funding regulations, is only available to UK nationals and EU nationals who meet Research Council's eligibility requirement: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/studentregistry/fees/funding/councils/eligibility.html

The project is concerned with developing and applying state-of-the-art computational tools to model chemical kinetics and particulate processes in relevant areas of physics, chemistry and chemical engineering such as combustion, nanoparticle synthesis or granulation. Phenomena to be investigated may include the formation of soot in flames or the prediction of granule properties for pharmaceutical applications. Methods used in the CoMo group include computational quantum chemistry, molecular modelling, stochastic particle systems, computational statistics and CFD. The Computational Modelling Group has considerable expertise and a proven track record of success in these areas, and the successful applicant will benefit from the support of experienced supervisors and research teams.

Applicants must have:

1.) UK nationality or EU nationality that meets the eligibility requirements: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/studentregistry/fees/funding/councils/eligibility.html

2.) A First Class (or a high 2:1) degree in a relevant discipline such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, scientific computing, or engineering with a keen interest in computational modelling.

3.) Strong numerical and programming skills are essential

4.) At least 4 years of study at the University level

5.) Be able to meet the graduate admissions entrance requirements of the University of Cambridge, as the successful candidate will be expected to formally apply for admission: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/apply/entryreq/

To apply for this position, please email the following to The Research Secretary at recruitment@ceb.cam.ac.uk before 17:00 on Friday 18 October 2013:

  • Please put the vacancy reference number NQ01724 in the subject line of your email
  • A copy of your CV
  • Copies of transcripts that include marks received

If you are unable to send your application via email, please post it to: The Research Secretary, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, CB2 3RA, United Kingdom.

Please quote reference NQ01724 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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