PhD Positionsin Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at Technical University of Denmark

  • Phd
  • Salary for 3 years
  • 31 August 2020

A 3-year PhD scholarships in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry is available at the Technical University of Denmark. The project will be supervised by professor Mads H. Clausen. The successful candidate will join a young and ambitious, international research team, which is a part of the Section for Organic and Inorganic Chemistry at DTU Chemistry.

The positions are available from October 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main responsibility of the PhD students is to design and synthesize fragments suitable for fragment-based drug discovery and to screen fragment libraries against nucleic acid targets. The project is a collaboration with Technion in Haifa and the candidate will be expected to carry out an external research stay in Israel as part of the scholarship.


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 in organic and/or medicinal chemistry.

In addition to this, the candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be very confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants who seek to be amongst the brightest in their field and conduct science at the highest international level will be considered.

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates 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.


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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.


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 (including a list of publications, if any)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column)
  • Contact details for at least two academic referees

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