Aarhus University (AU)

Postdoc in Organic Synthesis and Transition Metal Catalysis for Isotope Labeling

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

The Skrydstrup research group at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral position in the area of transition metal catalysis with focus on carbon isotope labeling.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2.5 years and is available from the 15th of June, 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
The successful candidates will be involved in research dealing with the application of organometallic chemistry and transition metal catalysis for the development of new chemical technologies in carbon isotope labeling of pharmaceutically relevant molecules in collaboration with other members of the Skrydstrup research group.

Your profile

  • The candidate must have a PhD in chemistry
  • The candidate is required to have a strong background in organic synthesis and transition metal catalysis for the synthesis of complex organic molecules.
  • The candidate must be familiar with organometallic chemistry and the synthesis of organometallic complexes.
  • The candidate is required to have significant experience in carbon isotope labelling.
  • The candidate must have experience with international collaborations and serve as a mentor/leader for the research group

iNANO, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (www.inano.dk), was established in 2002 and at present is a major research and education center based at Aarhus University hosting 60 senior scientists, ~100 postdocs and ~160 PhD students. The center combines expertise from the disciplines including physics, chemistry, molecular biology and medicine to carry out world class interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The center gives access to a broad range of infrastructure, tools and expertise.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:
  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • laboratory space, shared equipment
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Place of Work
The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments

Contact Information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: [Professor, Troels Skrydstrup, +45 28992132, ts@chem.au.dk].

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Deadline:
12 April 2020

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