Postdoc Fellowship Position in Organic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis at the Technical University of Denmark

Postdoc Fellowship Position in Organic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis at the Technical University of Denmark

Postdoc Fellowship Position in Organic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis at the Technical University of Denmark

A one-year post-doctoral fellowship position in organic chemistry, photocatalysis, and homogeneous asymmetric metal catalysis under the supervision of Associate Professor Søren Kramer is available at the Technical University of Denmark. The project will be performed in the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Section at DTU Chemistry.

The position is available from July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Research in the Kramer group is focused on development of novel methods involving organic chemistry, transition-metal catalysis, photocatalysis, asymmetric catalysis, and C-H functionalization as well as reaction mechanism elucidation. The research group is young and highly ambitious.

Responsibilities and qualifications

We are looking for a very motivated and ambitious candidate for a project within the field of dual photocatalysis/transition-metal catalysis for asymmetric C-H functionalizations. The focus will be on methodology development of novel reactions within this field. The work will include organic synthesis of starting materials and reagents, development and optimization of novel organic reactions, as well as substrate scope investigation including isolation and characterization of products.

The candidate is expected to participate in supervision of junior students. Acquisition of teaching experience is supported.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. A strong background in methodology development in homogeneous catalysis is required. Extensive experience with organic synthesis is essential. Previous experience with transition-metal catalysis and/or asymmetric catalysis are significant advantages.

The candidate must be able to work independently, but also participate in collaborations. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

Most importantly, the applicant should strive toward scientific excellence, be highly motivated, ambitious, and hard-working. Only applicants who seek to be among the brightest in their field and conduct science at the highest international level will be considered.

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

  • research potential at the highest international level
  • scientific production
  • an all-round scientific experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • ability to generate new ideas
  • motivation and ambitions

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 terms of employment

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.

This period of employment is one year with a possibility of extension.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Questions about the project and position should be directed to Associate Professor Søren Kramer, email: [email protected].

More information about the research group is available at, and you can read more about DTU Chemistry at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedures for the Postdoc Fellowship Position in Organic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis at the Technical University of Denmark

Please submit your online application no later than 23 May 2022 (Danish time).

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:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications and presentations
  • At least two recommendation letters from academic referees

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.


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