Postdoctoral position

DTU Kemi
tirsdag 04 jul 17

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Frist 14. august 2017
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A postdoctoral position is available at DTU Chemistry from September 1, 2017. The position is available for 12 months.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience with organic synthesis, ideally with a background in medicinal chemistry, an interest in chemical biology and the desire to work in a highly dynamic environment.

Responsibilities and tasks 

  • Design and execution of synthetic routes to analogues of lead compounds.
  • Biological testing of candidates in biochemical and cellular assays.
  • Project management, including activity planning, milestone management and communication with collaborators.
  • Drafting manuscripts describing project results.

Other content of the position: 

  • Research with some teaching. Mentoring of young researchers. It may also involve handling other assignments to a limited extent.

Candidates should have 

  • A PhD degree in chemistry with a strong theoretical and experimental background in organic and medicinal chemistry.
  • A strong commitment to research.
  • Enthusiasm for working with research students.
  • Independence and good communication skills.

Applicants should have a thorough interest in organic synthesis and the interpretation of data from biological screening. Experience with tools for molecular modelling will be an advantage. The position offers an opportunity to work with a dynamic and multi-disciplinary project. The studies will be carried out within the Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics and DTU Chemistry.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Relevance of background experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and good communication skills.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The position is available for 12 months.   

Further information
For additional information please contact Professor Mads H. Clausen, DTU Chemistry, +45 4525 2131.

You can read more about DTU Chemistry at  

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 14 August 2017. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.