Københavns Universitet (KU)
A PhD position is available in the group of Thorsten Hansen at the Department of Chemistry,
University of Copenhagen. The positions are available from September 1st 2017 or soon thereafter.
In the group, we are interested in the optical and electronic processes that take place in photosynthesis
and solar cells. We simulate 2D electronic spectra of such processes.
The position is funded by the Lundbeck Foundation and the Department of Chemistry as part of the
Research Project: Ultra-Fast Spectroscopy of Charge Transfer
Learn and develop theory of ultra-fast spectroscopy, including coherent, multi-dimensional
spectroscopy using many-body methods and simulate and interpret spectra of charge transfer and
charge separation within photosynthetic proteins and in model compounds.
Part of the work may be done in collaboration with experimentalists at Lund University.
In addition, Ph.D. students are required to participate in teaching and similar tasks as assigned by the
A background in chemistry, nanoscience, or physics is expected. A candidate interested in/experienced
with one or more of the following topics will be given priority:
Fluency in English, spoken and written, is expected. The candidate must be a team player, willing and
able to engage in a cross-disciplinary, collaborative project.
The application must be submitted via the on-line applications system and should include
In addition, one or more reference letters from a supervisor or a collaborator may be enclosed.
Deadline is July 2nd 2017
Please, contact Thorsten Hansen by email to with any questions.
Terms of employment
The position is for 3 years (Alternatively, a 4 years combined Master's/PhD could be offered to a
suitable candidate). Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement
between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. The salary depends on
seniority, as agreed between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional
Associations. Currently, starting salaries are about 25,000 DKK (Euro 3,330) per month for Ph.D.
students – plus pension.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and encourage all qualified
applicants regardless of personal background to apply for the position.
The University of Copenhagen actively influences current and future generations through excellent
research, education and co-operation. UCPH is one of the highest ranked universities in Europe and is
Denmark´s oldest university, founded in 1479. Today, the University has 37,000 students and 9,000
employees affiliated across six faculties: humanities, law, natural sciences, social sciences, health
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