PhD fellow in organic synthesis
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering two PhD scholarships in organic synthesis commencing 01.09.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The research group of Prof. Mogens Brøndsted at Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry is seeking a creative PhD student with a strong background in organic synthesis chemistry. The group focuses on to design, synthesize, and study functional macromolecules, in particular π-conjugated molecules. All activities are rooted in organic synthesis. We offer a creative, international and strongly interdisciplinary work environment.
The synthesis-driven projects focus on functional pi-conjugated molecules (with photoresponsive and/or redox-active behaviors), and specifically polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons containing redox-active groups will be targeted. Stepwise synthesis protocols for constructing the carbon nanosheets need to be developed and procedures for incorporating for example dithiafulvalene and tetrathiafulvalene redox groups at the periphery. The properties of the molecules will be studied by various methods, such as absorption spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry.
Principal supervisor is Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: email@example.com , Direct Phone: + 45 5170 0144.
The positions are available for a 3-year period and the key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
• To manage and carry through your research project
• Attend PhD courses
• Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
• Teach and disseminate your research
• To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
• Work for the department
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in chemistry with good results and good English skills. Previous experience with organic synthesis chemistry is a requirement as is some experience on how to study the properties of pi-conjugated molecules.
Terms of employment
The positions are covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
• Cover Letter
• Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
• Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
• Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 8 July 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , Direct Phone:
+ 45 5170 0144
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.
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