Postdoc in Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry:  A postdoctoral position for 14 months is available as of 1st of November 2015 at the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University, Denmark, in the group of Associate Professor Henrik H. Jensen.

Organization: The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is in terms of scientific impact one of the leading European chemistry departments with research programs that range from medicinal chemistry to theoretical chemistry. It has a permanent staff of 27 full and associate professors, a support-staff of ~28 people, ~150 PhD-students and postdocs, and more than 500 students.

Project tasks / responsibilities: 

In the group, we develop new protocols for oligosaccharide synthesis and investigate how various electronic effects influence glycosyl donor reactivity. We are looking for a creative person, who will independently manage, plan and perform experiments, and who is also motivated to work with students and collaborators.

Qualifications and requirements
– The candidate must hold a PhD degree in synthetic organic and preferably have postdoctoral experience

– The candidate must have a strong track record with several first-authorships in high-impact chemistry journals

– The candidate must have significant and well-documented experience in carbohydrate chemistry and in performing glycosylation reactions.

– The candidate must have good oral and written communication skills

For further information please contact Associate Professor Dr. Henrik H. Jensen, email:,  tel: +45 2426 4475.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Deadline: 27.09.2015

Please apply online here