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The GDCh job list "Universities and Research Institutes" includes job advertisements for doctoral and postdoctoral positions at universities and other public service institutions that are aimed at graduates of chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, chemical engineering, physics or related fields. Offers in German or English from Germany and abroad are welcome.


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Job list as of May 20, 2024

The Institute of Chemistry at the University of Graz is seeking to fill a PhD position as part of the ERC project "AMOS". Scope: 30 hours/week; duration: 4 years; from summer 2024. Your responsibilities will include investigation and manipulation of single molecules at the limits of both spatial and temporal resolution. A multi-technique approach, combining scanning probe microscopy and ultra-fast lasers, will be used to obtain fundamental understanding of unidirectional motion of molecules at surfaces. You should have a Master's degree in chemistry or physics, high motivation and passion for research as well as very good English. The minimum salary according to the collective agreement for classification B1 is € 2,680.00 gross/month. Application deadline: 30th June 2024. If you are interested, please send your application documents including CV, photo and relevant (service) certificates by e-mail to sabine.schmid@uni-graz.at, quoting the password AMOS. You can find the full job advertisement here.

The Institute of Chemistry at the University of Graz is seeking to fill a postdoc position as part of the ERC project "AMOS". Scope: 40 hours/week; duration: 2 years (extendable); from summer 2024. Your responsibilities will include investigation and manipulation of single molecules at the limits of both spatial and temporal resolution. A multi-technique approach, combining scanning probe microscopy and ultra-fast lasers, will be used to obtain fundamental understanding of unidirectional motion of molecules at surfaces. You should have a Doctorate in physics and a strong research background in optics/pulsed lasers, as well as a high motivation and passion for research and very good English. The minimum salary according to the collective agreement for classification B1 is € 4,750.00 gross/month. Application deadline: 30th June 2024. If you are interested, please send your application documents including CV, photo and relevant (service) certificates by e-mail to sabine.schmid@uni-graz.at, quoting the password AMOS. You can find the full job advertisement here.

PhD position in Bioanalytics (reference GZ A 0092/1-2024) at the Department of Biosciences and Medical Biology / Paris Lodron University of Salzburg. Your work will include investigation of the molecular load of extracellular vesicles isolated from different sources such as bovine milk, human milk, and cultured cells employing advanced proteome and metabolome analysis. You would be responsible for developing and implementing HPLC-Q-Orbitrap-MS methods for the quantitative profiling of changes in the proteome and metabolome profiles of extracellular vesicles. You should hold a diploma or master's degree in a field related to bioanalytical chemistry; Practical experience in one of HPLC, biological mass spectrometry, and interpretation of mass spectra is highly welcome. You should be excited by the research topic, have good oral English communication and academic writing skills, organizational and social skills, as well as interests and competencies in bioanalytical chemistry. German language skills are desirable but not necessary. For more details please see announcement on 2nd May 2024 here. Application documents should be sent to bewerbung@plus.ac.at and c.huber@plus.ac.at with "PhD Bioanalytics / GZ A 0092/1-2024" in the subject line. Application deadline: 30 September 2024.

A PhD student position is available in the group of Prof. Felix Zelder in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). The group focuses on biomimetic chemistry studies with semi-artificial metal complexes. Your responsibilities: The project deals with the synthesis and study of semi-artificial metal complexes and covers fundamental and applied aspects. It includes organic as well as inorganic and electrochemical studies. Your profile: The candidate must hold a very good master's degree in chemistry, shall be open-minded and highly motivated. Strong skills in synthetic/organometallic chemistry and problem solving are required. The candidate has to be familiar with standard laboratory and analytical techniques such as working under inert atmosphere, NMR, UV-Vis, IR, MS. Knowledge in coordination and electrochemistry or catalysis is an advantage. Profound skills in English are expected. What we offer: An inspiring international environment on a timely topic and a stimulating atmosphere in our group. Place of work: Prof. Dr. Felix Zelder, University of Zurich, Department of Chemistry, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, felix.zelder@chem.uzh.ch. Start of employment: October 2024 or by agreement. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (cover letter, CV, publication list, diplomas, description of research experience and motivation (max. 1 page), names of at least two academic references) as one pdf document per e-mail to felix.zelder@chem.uzh.ch until 31.5.2024.

Job list as of May 13, 2024

The position of a scientific employee (m/f/d) is to be filled in the area of ​​organic and macromolecular chemistry at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences. The position is part-time 50%, limited until December 31, 2027, and will be remunerated at up to TV-L 13 if the requirements are met. The position is intended for further scientific qualification as a PhD or postdoc position. The possibility of increasing to a full-time position will probably be possible from 07/24. The tasks include the optimization of the synthesis of polyvinyl acetals from an industrial perspective in collaboration with FEW Chemicals. Knowledge of organic synthesis and analytics (NMR, MS) is required. Have we aroused your interest or do you have any questions? Then please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Rödel (+49 3461 46 2165 or thomas.roedel@hs-merseburg.de. Further information and the job advertisement can also be found here.

The Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Innsbruck is looking to fill a university assistant - postdoc (40 hours/week) for 18 months from June 1, 2024. Main tasks: Independent research work with a focus on tumor metabolism and p53-dependent transcriptional regulation; Independent conduct of courses and holding of examinations; Supervision of students including supervision of bachelor's theses, if required co-supervision of master's and diploma as well as PhD theses; Taking on research, teaching and management tasks. Required qualifications: Completed scientific studies (PhD. or Dr.rer.nat. in biology/chemistry or related subject area); Many years of experience in the field of metabolic signal transduction and transcriptional metabolic regulation with a focus on tumor biology; Sound knowledge in the field of protein biochemistry (including co-immunoprecipitation, enzyme assays for kinases and methyltransferases), cell biology, as well as mass spectrometry for proteomics (post-translational modifications and protein-protein interactions, e.g. AP-MS, BioID) and metabolomics. Full advertisement text and online application here until May 24, 2024.

Job list as of May 6, 2024

The Institute of Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry in the Department of food chemistry is looking to fill a position for a research assistant, PhD (m/f/d, part-time 50%, TV-L 13) with a contract term of 3 years in total at the earliest possible date. There is an explicit possibility of pursuing a doctorate. The department's research focus is on protein characterization using high-resolution mass spectrometry. This is used for authenticity control and for the detection of allergenic proteins in various foods. You can find more information here.

PhD position in radiochemistry and reactive transport: Experiments on the separation of hydrogen isotopes (DFG Graduiertenkolleg 2721: "Hydrogen Isotopes") at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the University of Leipzig. This PhD position focuses on experimental work for the separation of hydrogen isotopes, including tritium, to test novel separation materials, and to perform permeation and sorption experiments. The work will be carried out in close cooperation with the research groups of the Graduate School GRK 2721. For this position, you should have a completed university degree (Master/Diploma) in chemistry, physics, materials science or a related field. Basic knowledge of radiochemistry and crystallography as well as knowledge and experience in experimental/analytical work and radionuclide handling are desirable. Please visit our website for more details here.

PhD position in Surface Science - Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy on Organic Molecules, University of Bonn – Clausius Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry: We are performing research in the field of experimental surface science with a focus on the properties of nanoaggregates of large semi-conducting organic molecules on surfaces. We offer a PhD position (50% to 75 % TVL 13, depending on expertise) for 3 years. The candidate will perform scanning tunnelling microscopy experiments on well-defined surfaces. The candidate should hold a Master's degree in physics or chemistry and have an interest in surface science and molecular physics/chemistry. She/he is expected to participate in the teaching of students in a German speaking environment (lab classes, seminars, etc.). For more information or applications contact Prof. Dr. M. Sokolowski, sokolowski@pc.uni-bonn.de, or see here.

At the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Natural Materials Technology, at the Professorship of Bioprocess Engineering, subject to available funds, a position as a scientific employee (m/f/d) (if the personal requirements are met, E 13 TV-L) is to be filled as soon as possible until March 31, 2027 (duration of employment in accordance with the WissZeitVG). There is the opportunity for further scientific qualification (usually a doctorate). Tasks: scientific research and development activities; independent and cooperative qualification through scientific research activity in the field of electrochemical analysis; construction, synthesis and evaluation of analyte-sensitive materials for use as complex sensors in biotechnological systems; application-oriented development of data acquisition, data processing and control systems; processing of the doctoral project in close cooperation with project partners from industry and academic research. Further information and the full job advertisement can be found here.

Job list as of April 29, 2024

The Institute of physical chemistry at TU BAF is looking to fill the position of a research assistant (m/f/d) as soon as possible (13 TV-L, 0.66 FTE, 3 years). Further scientific qualification for a doctorate is planned. The Institute of physical chemistry conducts research in the field of (high-pressure) hydrogen storage materials. The aim of the project is to develop new hydrogen storage materials based on the fundamental understanding of complex metal hydrides. A particular focus will be on materials whose equilibrium pressure is above 200 bar. Have we aroused your interest or do you have any questions? Then please contact Prof. Dr. Florian Mertens (+49 3731 39 3737 or florian.mertens@chemie.tu-freiberg.de ). You can also find further information and the job advertisement here. Please send your application, quoting the job reference number 59/2024, to bewerbungen@tu-freiberg.de by May 5, 2024.

Research assistant (f/m/d) - PhD student for PEM fuel cells at RWTH Aachen University University under the direction of Prof. Anna Mechler wanted! Electrochemical reaction engineering (ERT) is part of Aachen Process Engineering (AVT) and develops innovative solutions for the energy transition. In cooperation with the University of Calgary and the Jülich Research Center, we develop and characterize new electrodes for PEM fuel cells. The tasks include the production and characterization of catalyst layers, development of electrochemical methods and evaluation of the electrode layers. As part of the project, a research stay of several weeks in Canada is planned. We are looking for a candidate with an excellent master's degree in natural or engineering sciences, preferably experience in electrochemistry, ability to work in a team, independent work, presentation skills, high motivation, good English skills. We offer: Committed, collegial environment, participation in AVT working groups, modern research facilities, temporary employment according to TV-L13 in full-time. Help us shape the future of electrochemical reaction engineering! Application deadline: May 8, 2024. Applications to: secretary.ert@avt.rwth-aachen.de. Full description here.

Ph.D. Position in Polymer Chemistry: Synthesis of Light-Emitting and Recyclable Metallopolymers; University of Bayreuth; to be filled as soon as possible: We are a synthetic chemistry group situated at the macromolecular chemistry department in Bayreuth. Our interests are centred on finding new ways to incorporate functional main group and transition metal atoms into polymers and render plastic materials more recyclable. The projects in our group range from inorganic to polymer chemistry and always go hand in hand with material testing. We also investigate how the formation of polymer chains and, conversely, their deconstruction correlates to the inorganic chemistry of the unusual atoms we incorporate. With these approaches, we aim to contribute towards a more sustainable and circular polymer economy. The advertised project concerns the synthesis of new recyclable conjugated polymers that are capable of coordinating heavy transition metals followed by testing them in applications as chiral light emitting diodes. We invite applications from individuals holding a M.Sc. or an equivalent degree in chemistry. Please submit your application, which should include a CV, academic transcripts, and a cover letter detailing your background, motivation, and interest, in a single PDF file to Jun.-Prof. Dr. Plajer ( alex.plajer@uni-bayreuth.de ). Feel free to contact us in advance if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application! Visit our website for more details here.

Job list as of April 22, 2024

The Faculty of Chemistry, Division of Chemical Biology, research group Prof. Dr. Olalla Vázquez, offers a position for a Research Assistant (PhD student). The position is offered for a period of 3 years if no previous qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is standard, with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state of Hessen, Germany (TV-H E 13). Required is: MSc-degree or equivalent in the subject of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy with a strong background in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology with synthesis experience in the synthesis and photochemical characterisation of photoactive molecules ability to conduct multistep synthesis independent way of working experience or interest in biological techniques (cell culture, protein expression, well-plate assays), strong motivation and ability to work in a team. Please apply online here. Application deadline is May 5th 2024.

Research assistant (doctoral student, m/f/d) on the topic of “Chemical bonding of diamonds in grinding tools” (salary group 13 TV-L, 100%). At the Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Machine Tools (IFW) of the Leibniz The University of Hannover is looking to fill a doctoral position as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to 34 months. An extension until the doctorate is completed is planned. The chemical bonding of diamond grinding grains is crucial for the production of high-performance grinding tools, as it improves the wear resistance and thermal conductivity of the grinding tools. Knowledge of the properties that can be achieved through the bonding mechanisms enables the design of new grinding tools for production in additive processes or for use in grinding processes where thermal damage must be avoided (optical and electronic components). You will therefore investigate the influence of coated diamond abrasive grains on the abrasive coating properties and their application behavior of the grinding wheels. A fully equipped laboratory is available to map the entire process chain. You can find more information here.

PhD position in the area of ​​propane dehydrogenation to propene 403-01/2024. The Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) in Rostock is one of the leading European research institutions in the field of catalysis. Its focus is on application-oriented and applied research. The research group of Prof. Evgenii Kondratenko has an opening for a position in this area. The position is available from June 1, 2024 and limited to 3 years. The salary is based on public service rates of the German states (E13 TVL, 50%). Your task: Preparation of heterogeneous catalysts Their characterization Perform and evaluate catalytic, mechanistic and kinetic tests Document, analyze and interpret the results for the preparation of publications. We are looking for a motivated researcher (m/f/d) having a diploma degree or a master's degree in chemistry or chemical engineering. The candidate should be committed to research and have proficiency in written and spoken English. LIKAT supports professional equality of women and men. Disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. Please send your application (CV, list of publications, copies of relevant certificates and names of two referees) as an e-mail (max. size of 25 MB) quoting the reference number 403-01-2024 to bewerbungen@catalysis.de until May 15, 2024. For topic related questions, please contact Dr. Kondratenko ( evgenii.kondratenko@catalysis.de ).

Job list as of April 15, 2024

A doctoral position is to be filled as soon as possible in the Department of food chemistry and toxicology (Prof. Dr. Elke Richling) at the RPTU in Kaiserslautern. In the research project "Halogen cycles as important contributions to the stabilization of the power grid and the defossilization of future society - Halocycles", the research focus of the Department of food chemistry and toxicology is on the toxicological assessment of halogenated compounds and the investigation of their stability in cell culture media. Have we aroused your interest or do you have any questions? Then contact Dr. Simone Stegmüller ( simone.stegmueller@chem.rptu.de ). Please send applications with relevant documents as a PDF to the email address given immediately. The full job description can be found here. Application deadline: May 15, 2024.

DFG-funded Ph.D. position in Origin of Life research at Heidelberg University. Prof. Dr. Andres Jäschke's team investigates one of the greatest mysteries in modern science, namely the origin of the genetic code. The lab has developed methods for interrogating large combinatorial RNA libraries by combining Illumina sequencing with novel aminoacylation assays. The candidate will apply and further develop this methodology to test different hypotheses regarding the origin of the genetic code. Thus, the project will combine chemistry, biochemical experiments, and computational analysis. We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated candidates interested in the origins of life. A Master's degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, or chemistry, strong academic performance, initiative, creativity, teamwork, and solid English language skills are prerequisites. Experience in RNA molecular biology, organic synthesis, and sequencing data analysis is advantageous. To learn more visit here.

PhD position (m/f/d) – 417-03/2024 in the area of ​​Depolymerisation of bio-based polymers. The research group of Prof. Torsten Beweries at Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT Rostock) has an opening for a position. Your task: Your work will focus on the development of mechanochemical tools for the depolymerisation and upcycling of bio-based polymers. The candidate is being supervised by Torsten Beweries (LIKAT Rostock) and Matthias Bauer (Paderborn University) as part of an interdisciplinary joint project. Your competence: Excellent knowledge of German or English is required. Experience in the field of organic chemistry and good knowledge of standard characterisation techniques (NMR, IR, GC, MS) is mandatory. Knowledge of organometallic chemistry would be desirable. The applicant should actively participate in problem solving across research topics in international interdisciplinary teams. Our offer: We offer a challenging PhD position in an excellent, international environment at LIKAT. The position is available from July 1, 2024 and limited to 3 years. The salary is based on public service rates of the German states (E13 TV-L, 66%). Please send your application by e-mail (in one pdf file, max. 25 MB) quoting the reference number 417-03/2024 to bewerbungen@catalysis.de until May 3, 2024. For topic related questions, please contact Torsten Beweries directly. Further details can be found here.

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"News" Issue 07-08/2024

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"News" Issue 09/2024

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