Post Doc in Chemistry

University of Copenhagen Department of Chemistry


Postdoc of Chemistry – Organic Synthesis, Department of Chemistry

The position is in the field of organic synthesis in the group of Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen. The project focuses on the synthesis and studies of organic chromophores with interesting fluorescent and light-harvesting properties of relevance for organic photovoltaics. The successful candidate should have a strong background in organic synthesis, documented by publications (published or in preparation). The project is rooted in the development of new synthetic protocols for achieving advanced chromophores and fluorophores. A particular emphasis is on developing molecules that are stable towards singlet oxygen or do not act as photosensitizers for singlet oxygen. In addition to optical studies, the project will include cyclic voltammetry studies to elucidate redox properties.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within organic synthesis as well as supervision of students. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen,

The position is open from 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a temporary position lasting 16 months.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437,843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74,871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2020, 23:59 GMT + 1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 01-11-2020
Employment start: 01-01-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Chemistry
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