Postdoc in Organic Synthesis at Technical University of Denmark

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position in organic chemistry at Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. The deadline to apply is October 23, 2018.

Postdoc position is available in organic synthesis of novel fluorescent dyes, chelators and carbohydrate gel compounds for use in cancer therapy at DTU Nanotech.

Would you like to be part of a large team of cancer biologists, drug formulation scientists, synthetic chemists and biomaterial engineers that wish to find new solutions for treating cancer by developing novel markers for radiotherapy and surgical guidance?

The purpose of the positions is to be part of a highly driven and cross-disciplinary research environment consisting of skilled researchers. You will be part of a project with an overall focus on developing advanced biomaterials for cancer therapy striving to achieve better curative regimes.

The position is available immediately, and the applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the positionis filled.


The candidates should preferably have a strong background in organic and preferably carbohydrate synthesis. The projects will involve the use of organic chemistry techniques for the development of fluorescent dyes and chelators as well as formulation of in situ forming depots visible in a broad range of image modalities, to be used for guidance in radiotherapy or surgery. The biomaterials will be tested in vitro/ex vivo and in vivo in animal models evaluating proof of concept in collaboration with other scientists in the group.

The applicants should hold a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant field, preferably within organic chemistry and should have a strong interest in working experimentally in a cross-disciplinary environment and have very good collaboration skills. Strong communication skills are an advantage and a strong academic record is a requirement. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants with great talent and a possibility to be among the brightest in their field will be considered.

We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 23 months. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Additional information may be obtained from Professor Thomas L. Andresen, phone (+45) 4525 8168, e-mail: or Assoc. Prof Jonas Henriksen, phone (+45) 4525 8168, e-mail: You can read more about DTU Nanotech on

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 23 October 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

Interviews are expected to be held immediately after application deadline. The starting date is as soon as possible.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Nanotech – the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology – is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 270 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.


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