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PhD scholarship in Synthetic Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Denmark


A PhD position is available for the synthesis and development of polymeric nanomedicines for cardiovascular disease. This multidisciplinary project aims to synthesize polymeric building blocks which can self-assemble into nanoparticles with capabilities of targeted drug delivery to atherosclerotic plaques.
Responsibilities and tasks 
The PhD project will be available at the Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics within the DTU Nanotech Department. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in nanostructures for medicines. The focus of this position is to use synthetic chemistry to create disease specific responsive building blocks that can self-assemble into nanostructures which incorporate nature inspired biomacromolecules that can target specific pathways in atherosclerosis leading to therapeutic changes within the atherosclerotic plaque environment. 
The ideal candidate should hold a Master level degree in synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry or a related field. The applicant should have a strong academic record, be fluent in English, with excellent communication skills, and interested in working within a collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment. They should strive towards developing scientific skills at the highest level, be ambitious and hard working. Only outstanding and competitive candidates with a clear potential to excel will be considered. 
Approval and Enrolment 
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide. 
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Nazila Kamaly.
We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Nazila Kamaly, e-mail:

You can read more about DTU Nanotech on 
Please submit your online application no later than July 10th 2016
Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A cover letter stating the candidate's relevant skills for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 10 July 2016

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