PhD Positions in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry

Syddansk Universitet (SDU)

Ph.d. project

Two fully financed PhD positions with focus on method developments in quantum chemistry at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at University of Southern Denmark are open for applications, deadline 4 July 2017.

One of the positions will have Professor Jacob Kongsted as main supervisor. Its main focus is on better description of molecular properties through efficient, but accurate treatments of the environment using polarizable embedding and new improved methods. Special focus will be on using such new methods in development of novel molecular probes for sensing in membranes.

The other position will have Professor Hans Jørgen Aagaard Jensen as main supervisor and its main focus is on the MC-srDFT hybrid method, in particular for open-shell and relativistic molecules.

Starting date for both positions is 1 September 2017.

The Primary platforms for the method developments will be the Dalton programme, the Dirac programme, and the polarizable embedding library.

The candidate should hold a Master's degree or equivalent in theoretical (bio)physics, modelling, chemistry or computational science (5+3 programme), or be enrolled in such a Master's degree programme for at least a year (4+4 programme). If the candidate applies through the 4+4 programme, then documentation for courses corresponding to 60 ECTS on the Master's level education must be included.

It is a requirement for both positions that the applicant has passed an advanced course in quantum chemistry/molecular physics and that the applicant has working knowledge of the FORTRAN programming language. Both requirements must be clearly documented in the submitted CV, otherwise the application will not be considered.

For further information please contact Professor Jacob Kongsted, or Professor Hans Jørgen Aagaard Jensen, .

Application, salary etc.

Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three (students who have completed their MSc) or four years (students who have not yet completed their MSc).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 of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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 of motivation including a detailed description of research interests (max. two pages) (please attach this under box "Application form")
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information and list of publications
• 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: 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.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. 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.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.


04 juli 2017 (Application deadline: 04 july 2017)

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Application deadline 04 July 2017

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