PhD Fellowship in Chemical Biotechnology

A three-year PhD fellowship within the field of biomolecular nanoscale engineering is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The PhD fellowship is available from 1 February 2019 or shortly thereafter. Application deadline: 3 January 2019.

The PhD fellowship is embedded in the newly established VKR Centre for Biomolecular Nanoscale Engineering (BioNEC) funded by the VILLUM Foundation and involves research groups from SDU, Aarhus University (AU) and University of Copenhagen (KU). The PhD fellowship is at the Nucleic Acid Center, SDU.

The fellowship is available in the group of Associate Professor Stefan Vogel where the research will be focused on DNA-programmed and –encoded chemical reactions within liposomes.

The project is highly multidisciplinary, involving diverse aspects of chemistry and biotechnology.

We seek a highly motivated and skilled person to work on biomolecular nanoscale engineering. The successful candidate should have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry with documented research experience related to modified oligonucleotides and/or liposomes/peptides.

The position is available to candidates with a Master’s degree in organic chemistry or a related discipline. The candidates should be proficient in English and possess good interpersonal skills.

For further information please contact:
Professor Stefan Vogel, Nucleic Acid Center, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, telephone: +45 6550 3908, e-mail:

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 3 January 2019
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday January 3rd, 2019