The research team led by Erik Hedegård at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (Odense) invites applications for a PhD position. The PhD subject will concern development of quantum chemical methods for transition metals with particular focus on metals embedded in into larger environments (e.g. proteins, enzymes, condensed phases or materials). Application deadline: 25 July 2021.
We are looking for outstanding and highly-motivated candidates with a master’s degree in chemistry, preferably with specialization in physical and theoretical chemistry. Experience with theory development and implementation of quantum mechanical methods is an advantage. The selected candidate will join a dynamic and curiosity-driven research group and is expected to work in close collaboration with other research teams both at the department and internationally.
The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy offers a stimulating research environment, with research topics ranging from drug-discovery, bio-inorganic and bio-organic synthetic chemistry to material science.
The appointment will be for a term of three years. The exact starting date is flexible, but expected to be in the summer or autumn 2021. Funding for travel to conferences, workshops and PhD-schools is available.
Prospective candidates are required to include at least two letters of recommendation along with a motivation letter (one page) in their application.
For any further questions please contact: Erik Hedegård, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark or by e-mail to: email@example.com.
Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.
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