PhD Scholarship in Organic Chemistry

onsdag 04 nov 20

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Frist 31. december 2020
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A 3-year PhD fellowship is available in organic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, DTU from February 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. The fellowship is funded by a Green Transition grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark and will be carried out under the supervision of Professor Robert Madsen. The purpose of the project is to develop new radical reactions on glycerol to generate renewable products with potential high-value applications.

Responsibilities and tasks
Glycerol is formed in large quantities as a coproduct in the industrial production of biodiesel. The main tasks of the candidate will be to perform radical reactions between glycerol and several olefinic and aromatic compounds in order to generate new carbon-carbon bonds. The products will be further subjected to eliminations with acid to provide novel building blocks with possible applications in the polymer industry. In addition, advanced NMR spectroscopy and DFT calculations will be used to provide a fundamental understanding of radical reactions with glycerol.

Qualifications
Candidates should 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.

The successful candidate will have a degree in chemistry or chemical engineering and a strong background in experimental organic chemistry.

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 the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
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.

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

You can read more about the Department of Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 December 2020 (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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

Applications and enclosures 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.

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