PhD Position in Organic Chemistry and Molecular Sensors

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A three-year (5+3) PhD position in organic and supramolecular chemistry is available for a highly motivated applicant at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark. The position is financed through a DFF-Research Project 1 from the Independent Research Fund Denmark – Technology and Production Sciences and is available from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 August 2019.

The project will deal with the synthesis and characterization of macrocyclic sensor molecules capable of detecting explosives. A major part of the project will focus on attaching the sensor molecules onto different surfaces together with characterization of the modified surfaces using different surface techniques, such as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry.

The ideal candidate holds a Master's degree (5+3) in organic or supramolecular chemistry. The candidate should have knowledge in supramolecular chemistry and surface characterization. Experience in synthetic organic chemistry is a prerequisite.

For further information contact Professor Jan O. Jeppesen ( or Assistant Professor Steffen Bähring ( 

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary  and taxation .

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

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box "Application form")
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail:  mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University .

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply  before you apply.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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