Senior Research Scientist in Catalysis at DTU Chemistry: A Senior Research Scientist position is now available in the Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (CSC) at DTU Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark. CSC is applying an application-oriented research strategy and employs currently 4 faculty and about 20 graduates/post graduates in an international environment.

Key Responsibilities: The candidate will be engaged in development of various solid catalyst formulations and process intensification in conversion of refinery feed stocks to commodity chemicals in flow reactors. This project is closely linked to collaborative research projects with other university partners and chemical industry with special focus on inorganic synthesis, structural characterization, and catalyst testing.

The candidate should hold a PhD degree in chemistry/chemical engineering with a experience in experimental chemistry. The ideal candidate should  posses a strong postgraduate background in inorganic chemistry and catalysis with documented experience and publication track record in several of the areas like, materials synthesis, homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis, ionic liquid technology and flow synthesis.

Other requirements:

Key consideration for Assessment

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to:

DTU offers an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The candidate is expected to participate in several short-term meetings with external partners abroad. 
Further information
For further information about this project, please contact Associate Professor Anders Riisager e-mail:, +45) 4525 2233.

You can read more about the Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry on or the Department of Chemistry on

How to Apply:

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 application file must include:

  • Application – Cover letter
  • Updated CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD – an official translation into English)
  • List of publications indicating scientific highlights
  • Recommendation letters from previous employees.

Application deadline: 17 September 2015.