Postdoc in Organic Chemistry

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A one-year postdoctoral position is available in organic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, DTU from May 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. The project is funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the project will be carried out under the supervision of Professor Robert Madsen.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The purpose of the project is to develop new radical reactions with alcohols. A recent discovery from the Madsen group has shown that alcohols can participate in carbon-carbon bond forming reactions in the presence of a base and the transformations occur by a radical mechanism. In the project, the new radical reactions will be optimized and the scope investigated with a variety of substrates.

The successful candidate should have

  • A strong theoretical and experimental background in organic synthesis from previous research projects
  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent collaboration and communications skills

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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 terms of employment
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 one year.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Robert Madsen, tel.: +45 4525 2151, e-mail:

You can read more about the Department of Chemistry, DTU at

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 7 February 2021 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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