PostDoc Position in Organic Chemistry

Updated: 3 months ago
Department of Chemistry
PostDoc Position in Organic Chemistry
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Do you enjoy making molecules and are you up for a synthetic challenge? Do you appreciate structural beauty and like to mingle art with science? Then apply and join us! Together, we will explore the properties of open-shell polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
We are a diverse, international and friendly group of people who develop functional materials based on organic molecules. Our projects are at the interface between organic synthesis, materials science, and supramolecular chemistry. Our aim is to learn how to introduce and control multiple functions in a bulk material through molecular design. Our research is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and the University of Zurich (UZH). If you would like to learn more about our research, please visit our group's website .
Your responsibilities
In this fully funded full-time project, you will be involved in the design and synthesis open-shell hydrocarbons, their structural characterization, and investigation of their properties both in solution and in the solid state.
Your profile
We look for a creative, passionate, ambitious, and highly motivated candidate, who has strong skills in synthetic organic chemistry, is a team player, who helps and motivates others, has a humble and friendly personality and a sense of humor, and critically evaluates obtained scientific results. You have:
  • PhD degree in chemistry (post defence, diploma available) and outstanding track record
  • proficiency in multistep organic synthesis of aromatic systems, including microscale work, work under air-free and moisture-free conditions
  • experience in designing and planning complex synthetic sequences
  • experience with spectroscopic techniques (NMR, UV/Vis, HPLC, GPC, GCMS, EPR, etc.)
  • excellent English language skills (written and oral), co-wrote papers and proposals

What we offer
  • work in an inspiring environment
  • state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure
  • conferences, training, coaching
  • diverse international team and room to grow

Place of work
Department of Chemistry, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich
Start of employment
Starting date: September 1, 2021, duration of the employment: 1 year
We look forward to receiving your application as a single PDF file including the following documents: a cover letter stating your motivation for this position, a research summary of past accomplishments, CV (resumé), and the names and contact details of 2 referees by latest July 11, 2021. Applications that are not submitted as a single PDF file will NOT be considered. Please note that candidates short-listed for interview will be notified on July 12, 2021. The interviews will take place on July 13–14, 2021. The results will be communicated by July 16, 2021.
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