Postdoc Position in Theoretical Catalysis

University of Copenhagen


Postdoc of Theoretical Catalysis

Catalysis is key in the future transition towards renewable chemicals and fuels. The newly established Center for High Entropy Alloy Catalysts (CHEAC) targets electrochemical reactions for the production of renewable and high-value chemicals.

The aim is to understand and discover materials for catalyzing electrochemical reactions. This position is for 2 years within computational chemistry, applying and developing state of the art electronic structure simulations tools and analysis. There will be a close collaboration with the experimental partners in the project.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within theoretical catalysis as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Suitable Candidates

We expect you to be a highly motivated and ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:

  •  Ph.D-degree in Physics, Chemistry or related fields with a good result.
  • Documented experience with computational chemistry/catalysis. 
  • The candidate should be able to work both independently and within an international, cross-disciplinary group and supervise students.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is mandatory.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to professor Jan Rossmeisl

The position is open from 1.06.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 437.435 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.801). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is 14.03.2021, 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

Interviews will be held in week 17.


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.


Jan Rossmeisl


Application deadline: 15-03-2021
Employment start: 01-06-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Kemisk Institut

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