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[University of Copenhagen] PhD in Organic Chemistry Co2 Utilization

  • POSTED DATE : 2021-12-07
  • WRITER : 화학과
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PhD in Organic Chemistry Co2 Utilization     

PhD Projects in CO2 Utilization
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

Department of Chemistry, organic chemisty section invites applicants for four PhD fellowships in organic chemistry. The projects are part of the research projects financed by DFF-Sapere Aude, Carlsberg Foundation, and Novo Nordisk CO2 Research center.  

Start date is (expected to be) 1st March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The projects

  1. CO2 in Homologation reactions and the origin of life
  2. CO2 responsive materials
  3. CO2 capture and conversion (two positions)

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of organic chemistry. Applicants can have a background from synthetic organic chemistry, methodology developments, polymer chemistry, materials chemistry, carbon capture and utilization, physical organic chemistry and catalysis. All candidates will be assessed in one pool however the applicant may specify which project is applied for in the CV and cover letter. 

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

The  Lee  groupcurrently  consists  of  6  PhD  students  and  4  MSc-level  students,  and  2  Postdocs, total 12 researchers. The group is international (Denmark, South Korea,  China,  Italy, France, India, and Lithuania) and  vibrant  with  different  projects covering subjects of not only methodology developement but also organometallic  chemistry,  supramolecular chemistry, electrochemistry  and  polymer chemistry,  but  all  centered  on  synthetic  organic  chemistry  around  carbon  dioxide. 

Our group is associated with NNF CO2 Center which will intensively working on CO2 capture and conversion processes in collaboration with world-leading scientists in the Technical University of Denmark, Stanford University, the University of Tromsø, the University of Tübingen and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. 

The group is a part of Department of Chemistry, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor, Jiwoong Lee, Department of Chemistry,, +45 35333312  


The PhD programme 

A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme)if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree. 


Option A: Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme 

Qualifications needed for the regular programme
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. MSc in Chemistry. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see 
General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database

Terms of employment in the regular programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years. 

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant. 

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure. 

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme
     (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project 

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • High motivation and commitment
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experiences
  • Excellent language and communication skills
  • Excellent scientific writing skills 


Application and Assessment Procedure

 Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

Please include:  

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position. Please notify which position you are applying for.
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. 
  4. Publication list (if possible)
  5. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline: 

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2021 (year), 23:59 GMT +1

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment. 

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at  

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 4

For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website:

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.  


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 31-12-2021                 

Employment start:                     01-03-2022                 

Working hours: Full time                 

Department/Location: Department of Chemistry