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2 PhD Positions in Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Two PhD positions are available in the group of Thorsten Hansen at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen. The positions are available from April 1st 2016 or soon thereafter.

In the group, we are interested in the optical and electronic processes that take place in photosynthesis and solar cells. These positions are funded by the Lundbeck Foundation and the Department of Chemistry as part of the project “Charge Transfer and Catalysis in Metalloproteins”.

Research Project: Spectroscopy of Charge Separation

Learn and develop theory of ultra-fast spectroscopy, including coherent, multi-dimensional spectroscopy using many-body methods and simulate and interpret spectra of charge transfer and charge separation within photosynthetic proteins and in model compounds.

Part of the work will be done in collaboration with experimentalists at Lund University.

In addition, PhD students are required to participate in teaching and similar tasks as assigned by the department.


A background in chemistry, nanoscience, or physics is expected. A candidate interested in/experienced with one or more of the following topics will be given priority:

     Electron transfer

     Time-resolved spectroscopy

     Quantum chemistry

     Many-particle physics 

Fluency in English, spoken and written, is expected. The candidate must be a team player, willing and able to engage in a cross-disciplinary, collaborative project.


The application must be submitted via the on-line applications system (click on APPLY NOW below) and should include:

     A cover letter motivating the application


     Degree certificate and transcript of grades

     List of publications

In addition, one or more reference letters from a supervisor or a collaborator may be enclosed.

Deadline is February 29th 2016 at 11:59 pm CET.


Please, contact Thorsten Hansen by email to with any questions.

Terms of employment

The position is for 3 years (alternatively, a 4 years combined Master's/PhD could be offered to a suitable candidate). Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. The salary depends on seniority, as agreed between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Currently, starting PhD salary is currently DKK 25,555 (approximately EUR 3,400) per month (taxable) plus pension.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and encourage all qualified applicants regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 29 February 2016

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