PhD scholarship – Lanthanide chemistry, Organic chemistry jobs

    PhD scholarship - Lanthanide chemistry, Organic chemistry jobs

    Lanthanide chemistry, Organic chemistry jobs – PhD scholarship candidate to work in project Lanthanide-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks, at the Department of Chemistry DTU Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 07, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Synthetic inorganic chemistry
    – Chemistry 
    – Lanthanide chemistry
    – Crystallography
    – Magnetometry
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Chemistry (DTU Chemistry)
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateAs soon as possible


    The candidate should have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS points; or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree) in chemistry with a focus on synthetic inorganic chemistry and the physical characterization of coordination compounds.


    • Experience with lanthanide chemistry, crystallography, magnetometry, and spectroscopy (electron paramagnetic resonance, luminescence, inelastic neutron scattering) are considered a strong advantage.
    • Most importantly, the candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English.
    • The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants, who seek to be among the brightest in their field and do science at the highest international level, will be considered.


    The synthetic engineering of the inorganic and organic building blocks constituting all MOF-materials leads to almost endless possibilities for MOF properties tuning (e.g. electronic, magnetic, optical, etc.). The PhD project will focus on the design, synthesis, and characterization of new types of metal-organic network based on the lanthanide ions. This includes also the elucidation of structural and physical properties, and electronic structures. A significant fraction of the experiments will be performed at international large-scale facilities (synchrotron and neutron sources) in Europe and in the US. The project will have significant impact on the understanding of novel magnetic MOFs based on lanthanide ions, and the correlations between chemical and electronic structures and the ensuing MOF properties. Active dissemination of the obtained results, in scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.

    How to Apply?

    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

    Documents Required

    • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    • Curriculum vitae (including name and contact information of Master’s degree supervisor)
    • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)


    • 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
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.


    Associate Professor Kasper S. Pedersen

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    PhD scholarship: Lanthanide-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks