22 April 2019.





University of Copenhagen- Ph.D. fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology is offering a three-year Ph.D. fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry. The Ph.D. fellowship is financed by The Lundbeck Foundation. The fellowship is available from 15 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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The University of Copenhagen is a research-led university which provides research and education of the highest international standards. With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries.

Job description 
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty are to:
  1. Carry through an independent research project under supervision.
  2. Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project.
  3. Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points.
  4. Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project.
  5. Participate in the undergraduate teaching of students in pharmaceutical sciences.
  6. Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings.
  7. Stay at an external research institution, preferably abroad.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Medicinal chemistry.
  • Organic chemistry.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 years.

From 15 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  1. The University wishes its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
  2. You must have obtained a Master´s degree in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, or related areas prior to the starting date.
  3. You must have documented experience with the synthesis of small molecules
  4. Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
  5. Highly motivated candidate with a documented strong background in organic synthesis and/or medicinal chemistry

Opportunity Cost


  • Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,135 (approx. 3,634 EUR) (taxable) plus pension.

How to Apply

First Step: Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’.

Second Step: Your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page).
  2. Full CV.
  3. Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used.
  4. Possible publication list.
  5. Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations.
Third Step: The successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial Order on the PhD programme at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
NOTE: The PhD student is expected to be affiliated to the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy.  

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