Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

PhD scholarship in organic chemistry (BB-5C426)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk DK


A 3-year PhD fellowship is available in organic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, DTU from May 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. The fellowship is funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the project will be carried under the supervision of Professor Robert Madsen.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The main task of the candidate will be to develop new radical reactions with alcohols. A recent discovery from the Madsen group has shown that alcohols can participate in carbon-carbon bond forming reaction under basic conditions and the transformations occur by a radical mechanism. In the project, the new radical reactions will be optimized, the scope investigated with a variety of substrates and the mechanism studied with experimental and computational methods.

The successful candidate will have a degree in chemistry or chemical engineering with a strong experimental and theoretical background in organic synthesis.

You must 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.

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.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Robert Madsen (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
Further information may be obtained from Professor Robert Madsen, tel.: +45 4525 2151, e-mail: />
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