Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, invites applications for two positions; one position as an assistant professor of Chemistry and one position as a PostDoc of Chemistry. Both positions are from 1 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as assistant professor is limited to 3 years and 2 months and the position as PostDoc is limited to 1 year and 7 months. Department of Science and Environment is one of four departments at Roskilde University. The department conducts basic and applied research within medical biology, molecular biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Bachelor and master programs are offered within the same areas.
The department is organized into four research groups: Medical & Molecular Biology, Environmental Dynamics, Mathematics & Physics and Chemistry. We strive to work interdisciplinary within the department, within the main areas at Roskilde University and in close and open-minded collaboration with private companies, public institutions, hospitals and universities and NGOs.
Responsibilities and tasks:
The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within Chemistry. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the post also includes a duty to share knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in public debate. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.
The PostDoc’s duties will fall within research including publication, scientific communication and some supervision of graduate students.
The assistant professor is also expected to complete the educational training programme for assistant professors at RUC (up to 220 hours).
Applicants must hold a PhD degree within Chemistry.
The successful candidates to the positions are expected to have a first-rate research record within enzymology; preferably within the area of enzyme processes that occur at an interface (heterogeneous enzyme catalysis). We are particularly interested in candidates with research experience within
The assistant professor/PostDoc is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills and to be a visible, active participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Lars Nørgaard on tel. (+45) 6195 1144 or Professor Peter Westh (+45) 4674 2879, email
Terms of employment:
The postdoc will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The postdoc is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.
Read more about the recruitment process at Roskilde University here.
To apply for the position click on the button ’Apply for vacancy here’ below the job advertisement at RUC's homepage. (The job advertisement is found here: https://ruc.dk/en/job/vip.)
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
Roskilde University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.