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 directions. Offers in German or English from home and abroad are welcome.
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Postdoctoral position in Nanomaterial Synthesis/Ionic Liquids (2 years, full time). Starting date between Apr., 15, 2024 and Aug. 1st in the intelligent Advanced Materials group (Prof. Dr. Anja-Verena Mudring) at Aarhus University, Denmark funded through a Villum Investigator Award. Job description: The project aims at elucidating how ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents influence the formation of nanomaterials in order to unlock the possibility of targeted synthesis and assembly of nanomaterials. Profile: Applicants should hold a PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or an equivalent domain. The candidate should have documented experience in synthetic chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization. Experience in working with ionic liquids and/or deep eutectic solvents is an advantage. For more information see here. Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2024. Please apply here.
Postdoctoral position in Postdoc in Organic Synthesis and Crystal Engineering (Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Engineering) (2 years, full time). Starting date between Apr., 15, 2024 and Aug. 1st in the intelligent Advanced Materials group (Prof. Dr. Anja-Verena Mudring) at Aarhus University, Denmark funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Job description: The project aims at elucidating how ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents influence the crystallization of organic materials such as active pharmaceutical ingredients with focus on polymorphism. Profile: Applicants should hold a PhD in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or an equivalent domain. The candidate should have documented experience in chemical synthesis. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in crystal engineering. Experience in computational modeling is an advantage. For more information see here. Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2024. Please apply here.
One PostDoc (m/f/d) (100%) for the Research Group on Chemical and Biological Weapons Control at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU). The Research Group, which is led by Prof. Dr. PR Schreiner (JLU, Institute of Organic Chemistry) and Dr. U. Jakob (PRIF), aims to scrutinize current issues in biological and chemical weapons control in an interdisciplinary way from the perspectives of natural, technical and political sciences. It is part of the Cluster for Natural and Technical Science Arms Control Research (CNTR) funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Your responsibilities: Scientifically-based research on the disarmament and non-proliferation of chemical weapons and chemical security; monitoring, tracking and assessing relevant scientific and technological developments. Your profile: Above-average PhD in chemistry and research interests in the area of chemical weapons control and disarmament, or chemical security, protection and defense. Please find more information here. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
A cotutelle PhD position (E13, 67%, 3 years) dealing with colloidal polymer networks is available at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Institute of Physical Chemistry). You will be part of the collaborative project "Single-Chain Nanoparticle Complexation at Interfaces" (DFG) between the groups of Prof. Plamper (Freiberg), Prof. Schacher (Jena) and Prof. Barner-Kowollik (Brisbane). You will be employed at TUBAF; the project includes short-term exchanges with the University of Jena, Germany, and a minimum stay of 1 year at Queensland University of Technology QUT, Australia. Your tasks include the synthesis of photoactive materials and the investigation of their structure (scattering) and interfacial behavior. Your profile should show a university degree in chemistry or a related field, experience in organic chemistry, photochemistry, polymer chemistry, interfacial and/or colloid chemistry, excellent English and German language skills, and you should be eager to work in a transcontinental setting. Are you interested? Then please send your application, stating the reference number 236-E/2023 until January 3, 2024 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be found here.
6 DC positions available within the program Horizon Europe MSCA-Doctoral Network (DN) NextBase (“Base metal-catalytic cross-coupling methodologies towards sustainability”). NextBase DN is run by a Consortium of four academic and two non-academic groups that offers 6 different highly attractive PhD positions in the field of transition metal-catalytic methodologies for organic synthesis to 6 Doctoral Candidates (DCs). The research groups within the DN NextBase will cooperate towards the strategic goal of replacing noble metals with 3d 'base metals' (eg, V, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu) as catalysts for a range of key chemical transformations: visible light -promoted C-heteroatom and CC coupling; cross-coupling by C(sp 2 )-H or C(sp 3 )-H activation promoted by heterosubstituted cyclopentadienyl Co- and Fe-complexes; deoxygenative coupling of carbonyl compounds and lignin-derived building blocks; iron-catalyzed Kumada-type couplings; application of the methodologies to the synthesis of industrial targets (fine chemicals, APIs or API intermediates). Applications must be submitted on NextBase website from 1st December 2023 at 17:00 central European time to 15th January 2024 at 17:00 central European time.
In the EU project SYBERAC looking for a postdoc in Environmental Chemistry/ Micropollutants/ Mass Spectrometry /Soil systems. The task is to analyze the fate of modern pollutants (antibiotics, bactericides, flame retardants, including the respective metabolites) originating from sewage sludge in soil on farmland. The candidate is expected to hold a PhD and Master's degree in Environmental Chemistry or similar. The candidate has ideally experiences in one or a combination of the following: a)Environmental analytical chemistry, especially HPLC-MS/MS, and high-resolution mass spectrometry, extraction procedures, bioactive molecules (antibiotics, bactericides) to establish mass flows (including leaching and metabolization) as well as programming in R or Python. b)Degradation/transformations, sorption/teaching to and from soils, transfer of pollutants from soil to crop/invertebrates, soil processes. The candidate is expected to be fluent in English and operational knowledge in Danish would be advantageous. The position is supposed to be filled in spring 2024 and in the beginning limited to up to 30 months. Application deadline is 15th January 2024. Contact: Prof. Dr. Kai Bester ( email@example.com or +4593508089). Please find the official announcement and link to the application system here.
ERC-funded PhD position in organic-supramolecular chemistry at the University of Freiburg. The Pappas group of the DFG Cluster of Excellence LivMatS at the University of Freiburg is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to work on phosphate-driven non-equilibrium assemblies. The aim of the project is to (i) synthesize peptide acyl phosphate esters (ii) construct dynamic chemical reaction networks (ii) characterize these networks in terms of composition, nanoscale architecture and supramolecular interactions and (iv) investigate whether environmental changes can lead to disassembly. Your profile: The potential PhD candidates are expected to have a master degree with outstanding grades in one of the following fields (chemistry, biochemistry, polymer science, organic chemistry). Previous experience in one of the following areas (solid and solution phase peptide synthesis, dynamic covalent chemistry) is appreciated, but it is not a requirement. The deadline for receiving applications is January 15, 2024. Starting date: March 1st, 2024. The position is for 3 years (65% TV-L E13). Applications should be sent by e-mail with detailed documents (Motivation letter, CV, transcript of records, and two/three names of potential referees) in PDF format (as one document) to Jun. Prof. Dr. Charalampos Pappas: firstname.lastname@example.org. More details about the psoition can be found here.
Two (Bio)chemistry PhD opportunities in the Weissenborn group at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Available from 01.01.24 we have two (bio)chemistry PhD positions available in the group of Prof. Martin Weissenborn. We are looking for students with a completed Masters degree (or equivalent) in a chemical/biochemical related field and it would be great if you had experience in one or more of the following: GC-MS, directed evolution, high throughput analysis, computational analysis, organic chemistry, but we are always looking for students with new skills to aid our research! We are an enthusiastic group and are looking for a student with enthusiasm for interesting science and with a proactive and innovative approach to research. In the Weissenborn group we aim to use our chemical knowledge to utilize enzymes for chemically challenging (or even impossible) reactions, and we specialize in Biocatalysis, Directed Evolution, Mutagenesis, Screening and Modular Yeast Secretion Techniques. Recently we have also started to use artificial intelligence to aid enzyme design. Your project will involve either performing mutagenesis on the ribosome, or tailoring enzymes to perform polymer degradation. Please send a comprehensive CV and motivational letter to email@example.com before December 31, 2023 and please contact Martin at the aforementioned email address if you have any questions. Further information about the position is available here and further information about our research group is available here.
PhD position in experimental Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Bonn. The Kielb group of the Transdisciplinary Research Area 'Matter' located at the Clausius Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry is searching for a motivated PhD student to join the project focused on studying the structure-function relationship of natural multicopper oxidase (SLAC) performing oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). We are interested in investigating the role of redox active amino acids in protein matrix in supporting the mechanism of ORR in SLAC. Methodologically, the work will include protein expression and purification, mechanistic investigations using resonance Raman and surface-enhanced RR spectroscopy, and assessing the (electro)catalytic activity of enzymes using electrochemistry. Your profile: University degree (Master) in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or similar; Strong background in at least one of the fields: bioinorganic chemistry, vibrational spectroscopy or enzymology; Initial experience with vibrational spectroscopy or protein expression and purification is desirable; Good knowledge of English. The deadline for receiving applications is January 15, 2023. Starting date: May 1st, 2024. The position is for 3 years (50% TV-L E13). Applications must be sent by e-mail with detailed documents (Motivation letter, CV, transcript of records, and two/three names of potential referees) in PDF format (as one document) to Jun. Prof. Dr. Patrycja Kielb: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A doctoral student position is available at the Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Münster. The position as a research assistant (E13 TV-L, 50%) in the working group of Prof. Dr. Jens Müller offers the opportunity to do a doctorate in a modern field of bioinorganic chemistry. The focus is on the development of ligand-functionalized oligonucleotides for sequence-specific modification of nucleic acids with metal ions. We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who have successfully completed a degree in chemistry and have in-depth knowledge of the chemistry of nucleic acids and synthetic molecular chemistry. Knowledge and experience in the areas of coordination chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry are an advantage. More information can be found here. The application deadline is December 1st, 2023.
PhD position in the field of electrochemical synthesis at Leibniz Institute for Catalysis in Rostock (27 h per week, available from 01/02/2024). The department "Electrochemistry & Catalysis" offers a PhD project with focus on new approaches toward utilization of agricultural waste products for synthetic chemistry. Valuable molecular building blocks will be generated by electrochemical conversion of renewable feedstocks. The project, funded by the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR), includes the development of electrocatalysts and processes in the electrochemical flow reactor. We offer the chance to become a pioneer in the electrochemical valorization of renewable feedstocks in an excellent, international research environment at LIKAT Rostock. Mentoring and support for the doctoral student is provided through a comprehensive training phase and regular exchanges with the supervisor. Further information can be found here. For questions, please contact Prof. Robert Francke, ( email@example.com ) directly. Application deadline: December 15, 2023.
University Assistant predoctoral, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, University Vienna. Job vacancy starting: 12/01/2023 | Working hours: 30.00 | Classification CBA: §48 VwGr. B1 basic level (praedoc). Limited contract until: 11/30/2027. Job ID: 1578. The research at the institute focuses on metabolomics by high-resolution and tandem mass spectrometry in combination with chromatographic methods as core technologies. You actively participate in research, teaching & administration. This is part of your personality: Completed Master's degree or Diploma in the field chemistry, preferably in analytical chemistry or equivalent qualification; Basic experience in academic writing and with research methods; Didactic competences / experience with e-learning; Excellent command of written and spoken English, furthermore very good command of German; IT user skills: MS Office. Further information/application here. If you have any questions, please contact: Gunda Köllensperger ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Application deadline: 11/24/2023.
PhD Position, Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Paris-Lodron University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (4 year /30 h per week) starting date March, 1 2024 . Job description: This PhD project with the working title “particle design for photocatalytic water splitting” will explore scalable synthesis methods to improve the performance of oxidic or oxynitride particles for the oxygen or the hydrogen evolution reaction. An important part will be the synthesis of semiconducting visible-light absorbing metal oxide or oxynitride powders by solid state chemical methods. In addition to structural and compositional characterization morphological aspects will be investigated by electron microscopy. Modifications such as cocatalyst deposition or particle morphology design will be carried out to improve the photocatalytic performance and/or prolong the lifetime of the photocatalysts. Further information: here. Profile: The candidate should have a Master's degree in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science or similar. Strong laboratory skills and expertise in electron microscopy are an advantage. Knowledge of German is an advantage. Applications including a motivation letter should be sent to email@example.com no later than November, 23. Please mention the job number GZ A0200/1-2023.
Postdoctoral researcher (M/F) in chemoproteomics - 12 months – Paris. The Junior Protein Chemistry working group of CY Cergy Paris Université and the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory of the Institut Pasteur Paris are jointly recruiting a postdoctoral researcher in chemical proteomics (limited to 12 months). Tasks include the design and production of synthetic proteins with defined post-translational modifications and their use in chemical biology and chemical proteomics experiments. Furthermore, mass spectrometry methods, especially crosslinking MS and bottom-up proteomics, are being developed specifically for the synthetic proteins used. A detailed job description (in English) can be found here. A German job description and the application can be found here.
ERC-funded postdoc position in RNA mass spectrometry at Heidelberg University. Prof. Dr. Andres Jäschke's team explores natural RNA modifications' biological roles, connecting redox biology and gene expression via NAD-linked RNAs. Expanding beyond NAD-RNAs, this project explores coenzyme-linked RNAs' scope and importance. In this project, the candidate will develop, establish, and apply state-of-the-art techniques for the mass-spectrometric identification and quantification of various RNA modifications, and for the integration of mass-spec data into multi-OMICS datasets. We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated candidates interested in RNA biochemistry. A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or pharmacy, strong academic performance, initiative, creativity, teamwork, solid English language skills are prerequisites. 3 years+ experience in biological mass spectrometry is a must. Experience in RNA biology and Multi-OMICS integration is advantageous. Visit here to learn more.
ERC-funded Ph.D. position in RNA Chemical Biology / Epitranscriptomics at Heidelberg University. Prof. Dr. Andres Jäschke's team explores natural RNA modifications' biological roles, connecting redox biology and gene expression via NAD-linked RNAs. Expanding beyond NAD-RNAs, this project explores coenzyme-linked RNAs' scope and importance. Novel capture methods will identify RNAs modified with various coenzymes. The project combines organic chemistry with biochemistry and bioinformatics. It encompasses diverse organisms, investigating occurrence, abundance, and structural diversity. We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated candidates interested in RNA biochemistry. A Master's degree in chemistry or biochemistry, strong academic performance, initiative, creativity, teamwork, solid English language skills, and biochemistry expertise are prerequisites. Experience in RNA biology, next-gen sequencing, or mass spectrometry is advantageous. Visit here to learn more.
To fill a doctoral position (50%) at the TU Darmstadt as soon as possible on the topic “Peptide and peptoid-based binding partners and substrates for coagulation factors as components of enzyme-based rapid tests.” Such binding partners can be designed through rational design or identified in combinatorial libraries through screening. The synthesized candidate molecules must be characterized for mass, purity and binding or enzymatic conversion and their use in enzyme-based assays for coagulation factors must be investigated. Do you have experience in the synthesis of biomolecules? Are you interested in diagnostic assays? Do you enjoy tricky analytical questions? Then this position is for you! More information can be found here. The application deadline is November 14th, 2023.
There is a doctoral position (TV-L E13, 50%) to be filled in the Chemistry – Inorganic Chemistry Division at the University of Wuppertal. The position as a research assistant in the working group of Prof. Dr. Carsten Jenne offers the opportunity to do a doctorate in a modern field of inorganic molecular chemistry with a focus on the chemistry of non-metals. We offer modern laboratory equipment in a new building and a very diverse range of activities from synthetic to spectroscopic, structural analysis and theoretical methods. A completed university degree in chemistry with a focus on synthetic chemistry is expected. Knowledge of the relevant work techniques, teamwork and communication skills and good knowledge of German and English are desired. Applications with complete documents must be submitted via the University of Wuppertal's online portal by November 13, 2023, quoting the reference number 23320.
The Leibniz Institute for Catalysis eV Rostock (LIKAT) offers a PhD position for 4 years (TV-L E13, 66%) available from January 1, 2024. In-situ spectroscopic and kinetic investigations on liquid-phase catalytic systems. The major task of the PhD student will be to perform in-situ spectroscopic and kinetic investigations on a multistep liquid-phase catalytic process to elucidate relevant mechanistic aspects and to derive corresponding kinetic models. A multispectral approach with in-situ FTIR and Raman spectroscopy in combination with chromatographic methods will be used for online reaction monitoring. Real-time acquisition of analytical data and their evaluation by chemometric methods will represent the input information for a data-driven process control. The project is embedded in the DFG Research Unit “Multistep Catalytic Production Systems for Fine Chemistry by Integrated Molecular, Material and Process Design” (IMPD4Cat). Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and contact Dr. C. Kubis (Tel. 0381/1281-233) for detailed information. Deadline for applications: November 25, 2023.
The International Max Planck Research School for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials (IMPRS-CPQM) offers up to ten PhD positions in the research fields of solid state chemistry and condensed matter physics. Further information about the IMPRS-CQPM including a complete list of all offered PhD projects is available here. The IMPRS-CPQM is a joint PhD program between the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, and the University of St Andrews, Scotland. By working together, we create a highly attractive overall package of PhD level research in the broadly defined field of quantum materials. Our program builds on world‐class research activities at the three institutions and will provide successful candidates with a stimulating environment and the opportunity to interact and work with leading scientists from the three sites. Excellent candidates from any country are encouraged to apply. We aim to maintain a good gender balance within the school and particularly encourage female candidates to apply. Applicants are expected to have an outstanding bachelor's or master's degree in a field of study which is well-aligned with our research activities. Full application guidelines can be found on the “Application” page of our website. Closing date for application is November 30, 2023. Successful applicants will be expected to start no later than September 2024.
Fully funded PhD position in Chemistry: Bioorganic Synthesis of peptide nucleic acid conjugates and cell studies. We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate interested in bioorganic chemistry and interdisciplinary research at the chemistry/biochemistry interface. The project involves the chemical synthesis of peptide nucleic acid conjugates using solid phase peptide synthesis and conjugation chemistry. The project also involves studies on cellular delivery by fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry, the development of cellular bioassays as well as antisense activity tests. Requirements: Completed university degree (master or equivalent) in the field of (bio)organic chemistry with preferably very good grades, theoretical and practical experience in peptide chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry and knowledge of bioassays are beneficial; openness to interdisciplinary research projects in the field of natural sciences and high motivation for independent scientific work; very good communication and teamwork skills; very good written and spoken English skills. Application: Please send your application to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Oliver Seitz (located: Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, Berlin-Adlershof), as a pdf document to the email address email@example.com. Please visit our website, which gives access to the legally binding German version. Reference number AN/283/23.
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