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Deux Bourses de PhD en Chimie organique / Two PhD positions in organometallic chemistry (Denmark)

Technical University of DenmarkTwo PhD positions are available in organometallic chemistry and catalysis at the Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Chemistry). The purpose of both projects is to study the cross coupling reaction with manganese catalysts. The aim of the first project is to optimize the reaction conditions and to explore the scope and limitations. The aim of the second project is to study the mechanism by experimental and computational methods and to further develop the manganese catalysts. The first project will be supervised by Professor Robert Madsen while the second project will be supervised by Associate Professor Peter Fristrup and Professor Robert Madsen. Applicants should indicate if one of the two positions is preferred. The positions will be available from October 1st, 2013 or soon thereafter. Both fellowships are funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research – Technology and Production Sciences.


  • A master’s degree in engineering or chemistry with a strong
    theoretical and experimental background in organic chemistry
  • A strong commitment to research
  • Independence and good communication skills
  • Applicants should have a thorough interest in organic synthesis. The studies will be carried out within the Division of Organic Chemistry at DTU Chemistry which hosts a total of 8 faculty members and approximately 50 PhD students and postdocs.

    Approval and Enrolment
    The fellowships are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be
    enrolled in the Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering PhD programme
    at DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

    The assessment of the applicants will be made by: Professor Robert Madsen and Associate Professor Peter Fristrup.

    Salary and appointment terms
    The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

    Further information
    For additional information please contact Prof. Robert Madsen, DTU Chemistry, +45 4525 2151, e-mail:

    Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

    Please submit your online application no later than 20 August 2013.

    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:

    • 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.

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

    DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 9,000 students are educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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