Postdoctoral Position in Chemistry

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Nov 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Chemistry

As one of the largest employers in Tyrol, the University of Innsbruck offers a diverse and exciting field of activity for employees with various educational and occupational backgrounds. The University of Innsbruck welcomes personnel diversity and is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral position to work in the Magauer research group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry - within the project:

“From Simplicity to Complexity: Crafting Molecular Architectures via Cascade Polyene Cyclizations”

Funded by the European Research Council – ERC


  • To synthesize, purify and characterize organic compounds.
  • To solve chemical problems by effective literature review.
  • To prepare monthly reports to support publications.
  • To present research progress in group meetings.
  • To prepare and solve synthetic problems for the weekly “Denksport”.
  • To develop new synthetic methodologies and to accomplish the synthesis of target molecules.
  • To work effectively as part of a team, to train/supervise other group members.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry or closely related field is required for this position.
  • Excellent knowledge in the total synthesis of complex natural products.
  • Strong background in synthetic methodology.
  • Fundamental knowledge about catalysis.
  • Expertise in the use of SciFinder and Reaxys.
  • Excellent practical skills (inert atmosphere using Schlenk and glovebox methods).
  • Characterization by spectroscopic techniques (NMR, IR, UV-VIS).

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The minimum gross salary (stipulated by collective agreement) for this position amounts to € 4.062 per month (14 times, 40 h/week). The salary might be higher if you have worked in a similar position before. Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers ( ).


Applicants should send their CV with a list of publications, a cover letter motivating their interest in the position and at least two letters of recommendation before November 13, 2022 to .

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