A postdoctoral position is available at DTU Chemistry from July 1, 2015. The position is available for 12 months or longer, depending on the project and the qualifications of the candidates.
The ideal candidate has extensive experience with organic synthesis, ideally with a background in diversity-oriented synthesis, an interest in chemical biology and the desire to work in a highly dynamic environment.Responsibilities and tasks

  • Design and execution of synthetic strategies for efficient library generation from core scaffolds
  • Communication with collaborators, at DTU and with external partner(s)
  • Drafting manuscripts describing synthetic routes
  • Research with some teaching. It may also involve handling other assignments to a limited extent.


  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in chemistry with a strong theoretical and experimental background in organic chemistry
  • A strong commitment to research
  • Enthusiasm for working with research students
  • Independence and good communication skills

Applicants should have a thorough interest in organic synthesis and complexity-generating reactions. The position offers an opportunity to work with an international, dynamic and multi-disciplinary project. The studies will be carried out within the Division of Organic Chemistry, DTU Chemistry, which hosts a total of 6 faculty members and approximately 40 PhD students and postdocs.


  • Relevance of background experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and good communication skills

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. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

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

Further information
For additional information please contact Prof. Mads H. Clausen, DTU Chemistry, +45 4525 2131.

Last date:
Please submit your online application no later than 22 May 2015.

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 file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (an official translation into English)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.