The DNRF Niels Bohr Professorship has funds for 5 years to support a Research Assistant position and 4 graduate PhD studentships. The following positions are available:

Graduate PhD Studentships (1 POSITON AVAILABLE)

PhD fellowships in Single (micro- nano-) Particle Science and Engineering.  Positions open Jan 2013.
Starting in January 2013, two 3-year stipends to complete PhD studies in Single Particle Science and Engineering are available at the Center for SPSE, SDU (  A list of projects aligned with the mission of the Center, are listed in the Student Area on our web site, These include,

1. The Dissolution of Liquid Microdroplets into a Second Solvent (fundamental studies into dissolution mechanisms, diffusion coefficients and solubilities, with applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries) 

2. The Precipitation  of Various Solutes (polymers, salts, drugs) from Dissolving Solution Microdroplets (fundamental studies in phase behavior, again with applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries)

3. Microglassification of Proteins and Peptides (preservation and formulation of protein therapeutics, including antibodies)

4. Equilibrium and Dynamic Interfacial Tensions (development and testing of new Lung surfactants; reactions and phase separations at interfaces)

5. Endogenous-Inspired Anti-Cancer Treatments: Formulation of Hydrophobic Drugs (Reverse engineering nature’s designs for new approaches to anti-cancer drug delivery, especially for metastatic cancer)

          A. Phase Behavior and Mixing (Non-Mixing) of Triolein-Cholesteryl Oleate-Cholesterol-Lecithin  Emulsions

         B. Fabrication and testing of a Pure-Drug, Ligand-Targeted Nanoparticle for Metastatic Cancer

6. Chemical and Biological Reactions at Micro Droplet Interfaces (Project with FLinT)  (observing and characterizing interfacial chemistry at the surface of an aqueous microdroplet and an oil phase, or vice versa) 
7. Droplet Interface Bilayers (Usig the bilayer formed between two water droplets in oil to study physical, chemical and transport properties of lipid bilayer membranes

See PhD-Project descriptions here

Outstanding candidates with a strong Masters-level background in physical chemistry, biophysics, pharmaceutical sciences, or bioengineering are invited to apply. The successful applicant will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Physics Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark.

PhD Applications should be made through the Graduate School ( as advertised at when the positions are reposed

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
     A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
     A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) 
     Detailed CV, including personal contact information
     Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes
     At least two signed reference letter.
     All applications should be marked: “Job ID 123053”.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.
Applications must be forwarded by e-mail (in Adobe PDF format alternatively Word 2003 or newer format), preferably as one PDF-file to
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

David Needham PhD, Niels Bohr Professor
Center for Single Particle Science and Engineering
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55, DK 5230 Odense M, Denmark