Associate Professor in computational chemistry

Teacher and Scientist

February 1, 2017

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a position as Associate Professor in Computational Chemistry is open for appointment from 1 October 2017, or soon hereafter. The Department consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Technology, one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering, and one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology. This position is located within the Section of Chemistry with working place in Aalborg. For more information, please refer to:   


The associate professorship is offered with the aim of attracting a particularly talented researcher to create an innovative and internationally recognized research group. The applicant must document extensive research experience in the use of chemical theory and modeling to predict or explain experimental observations in inorganic and/or organic systems. The applicant’s background could either be in fundamentals studies of atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, and supramolecular systems (e.g., using thermodynamics and quantum mechanics), or in the more applied studies that help manufacturers design more efficient processes and characterize new materials.

The applicant is expected to use high-performance computing (e.g., molecular dynamics simulations and density functional theory) to solve problems in advanced materials. As such, the focus should not be on developing new computer algorithms, but rather on applying the state-of-the-art modeling and simulation capabilities to solve and increase the scientific understanding of industry related problems.

At the Section of Chemistry, there are currently three major research directions; Supramolecular (Organic and Polymer) Chemistry, Separation Science, and Amorphous Materials Science. The applicant is expected to develop his or her own research group, but interaction and collaboration with the existing experimental research groups to help design experiments, develop new materials, and validate results should be a primary focus for development of the research portfolio of the applicant. The applicant should further be able to develop a strong national and international academic network and to be able to conduct research collaborations with industry.

The successful applicant must have a documented record in attracting external funding of his/hers research through national and/or international funding agencies and/or industrial collaborations and will be expected to be able to further be able to attract external funding.

The applicant will be responsible for research-based teaching at the educations in chemistry and chemical engineering with focus on chemical theory and molecular modeling. The applicant will be responsible for supervision of both undergraduate and graduate students. Previous teaching experience will be an advantage.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Section, Associate Professor Kim Lambertsen Larsen, e-mail: , phone: (+45) 3053 1478  Qualification requirements: The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment. The application must contain the following: • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.• A current curriculum vitae.• Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.• Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.• Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.• Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.• Additional qualifications in relation to the position.• References/recommendations.• Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Hanne Skovrider by mail or phone (+45) 9940 9631.Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.






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