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PhD scholarship in Organic Chemistry - DTU Chemistry
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark


Job Description

A 3-year PhD fellowship is available in organic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis at the Department of Chemistry, DTU from October 1, 2024, or soon thereafter. The project will be carried out under the supervision of Professor Robert Madsen and will be performed in the Section for Organic Chemistry.

The section hosts nine faculty members and more than 30 PhD students and postdocs. The research topics include complex molecule synthesis, homogeneous catalysis, chemical biology, and NMR spectroscopy. The research environment is diverse and international with friendly and supportive colleagues.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The main task of the candidate will be to develop novel photocatalyzed reactions with bio-derived substrates for forming carbon-carbon bonds. 

The aim is to identify new transformations for converting inexpensive starting materials into more valuable compounds. The reactions will be optimized, the scope investigated with a variety of substrates and the mechanisms studied with experimental methods.

  • You must have a degree in chemistry or chemical engineering with a strong experimental and theoretical background in organic synthesis.
  • You must 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.
  • You must be able to work independently and possess excellent communication skills in English (both spoken and written).

Approval and Enrolment 
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education . 

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Robert Madsen (DTU).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Robert Madsen, tel.: +45 4525 2151, email: [email protected]

You can read more about the Department of Chemistry at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark . Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar ” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU. 

Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 7 July 2024 (23:59 Danish time)

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", 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 (in English) including official description of grading scale.
  • Contact details for at least two academic references.

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it. 

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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Job Info
  • Job Identification 3519
  • Job Category Phd
  • Posting Date 05/17/2024, 07:07 AM
  • Apply Before 07/07/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Kemitorvet, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, DK

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