Postdoc in Organic and Physical Organic Chemistry
University of Copenhagen Department of Chemistry

Postdoc Position in Organic and Physical Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The PD fellow will work within organic chemistry with the focus on functionalizing biomolecules in water. Our aim is to control reactions involving reactive intermediates, such as cations, in a way, which allows the chemistry to be performed under aqueous conditions. This will be achieved by developing organic catalysts, which can recognize the substrates and secure selective reaction. Understanding the mechanistic aspects is key to us and hence the candidate should have a profound knowledge about physical organic chemistry as well as being a very experiences experimentalist. The candidate has to possess significant research experience within organic synthesis and biomolecular chemsitry. Parts of the project will be with in functionalizing biomolecules and a strong background in carbohydrate and/or peptide chemistry will be an advantage. Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams as well as excellent English skills written and spoken are required.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within organic synthesis and biomolecular chemistry as well as teaching. 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 Pernille Harris.

The position is open from January 1st 2023 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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

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 October 16 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

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 during week 47.


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.


Christian Marcus Pedersen


Application deadline: 16-10-2022
Employment start: 01-01-2023
Department/Location: Department of Chemestry

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