PhD scholarship in Organic Chemistry

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A 3-year PhD fellowship in organic chemistry and homogeneous asymmetric metal catalysis under the supervision of Assistant Professor Søren Kramer is available at the Technical University of Denmark. The project will be performed in the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section at DTU Chemistry.

The position is available from February 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Research in the Kramer group is focused on organic chemistry, transition-metal catalysis, asymmetric catalysis, C-H functionalization, and reaction mechanism elucidation. The research group is young and highly ambitious.

Responsibilities and tasks
We are looking for a very motivated and ambitious candidate for a project within the fields of organic chemistry and transition-metal-catalyzed asymmetric C-H functionalization. The focus will be on methodology development of novel reactions within this field. The work will include organic synthesis of starting materials and reagents, development and optimization of novel organic reactions, as well as substrate scope investigation including isolation and characterization of products.

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.

Candidates should have a degree in chemistry or chemical engineering and a strong background in experimental organic chemistry.

The candidate must be able to work independently, but also participate in collaborations. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

Most importantly, the applicant should strive toward scientific excellence, be highly motivated, ambitious, and hard-working. Only applicants who seek to be among the brightest in their field and to conduct science at the highest international level will be considered.

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 Assistant Professor Søren Kramer (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
Questions about the position should be directed to Assistant Professor Søren Kramer, email: sokr@kemi.dtu.dk

More information about the research group is available at www.sorenkramer.com, and you can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 22 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)
  • 1-2 recommendation letters or full contact information of 1-2 academic references
  • List of publications and presentations

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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