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The Organic Chemistry Institute in the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Doctoral Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in, salary level E 13 TV-L, 50 %)

beginning on 1. August 2024. We are offering a part-time position (50% FTE) for a limited period of 3 years. Full-time employees are required to teach 4 hours per week during the semester.

Your tasks:

  • Scientific research on the investigation of novel redox switches in solution and at interfaces
  • Participation in teaching and training at the Organic Chemistry Institute -
  • This position is tied to working towards a doctorate. This may require participation in graduate study programs of the Faculty 12 (SFB 1459, IRTG 2678).

Our expectations:

  • A very good university degree in chemistry (or a closely related discipline), including a very good master's thesis (or equivalent degree), ideally with a specialization in organic chemistry and/or supramolecular chemistry is essential.
  • Interest in molecular switches/machines, supramolecular chemistry and electrochemistry is expected.
  • Good theoretical knowledge and practical experience in preparative laboratory techniques (e.g. organic synthesis, chromatography) and standard analytical methods (e.g. UV-vis and NMR spectroscopy) is required.
  • Experience with molecular switches, electrochemistry and/or surface functionalization/characterization would be beneficial.
  • Good oral and written English skills are required.
  • willingness to cooperate nationally and internationally with collaboration partners and to present research results at (international) conferences is expected.
  • Experience instructing students and conducting seminars or tutorials is welcome

The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions.

We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application. Please send your application, including a cover letter, CV, short summary of prior research activities, transcripts and contact details of two referees as a single PDF-file by e-mail by 2024-05-24 to:

Universität Münster

Organisch-Chemisches Institut

Dr. Robert Hein

Corrensstraße 40

48149 Münster


Reference number: 2024_05_04

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