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Research Assistant

Einrichtung: Department of Chemistry (ID 13239)

Ansprechpartner: Matthias Otte

Besetzungsdatum: ab sofort

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 06.12.2017

The research group of Dr. Matthias Otte, Department of Chemistry at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, is looking to fill the position of a

Research Assistant
(PhD position in Supramolecular Catalysis)

with 50% (alternatively: 67%) of the regular working hours (currently 39,8 hours per week) with a limited contract of at least 3 years. This position should be filled as soon as possible. The salary level follows E 13 TV-L.

We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate to work on the bio-inspired oxidation of organic substrates that should be catalyzed by supramolecular cages. Those cages offer first-row transition metal centers as active sites. Besides their application in catalysis, spectroscopic characterization of the catalysts and possible intermediates will be part of the project.

The successful candidate must have a master degree in chemistry and good communication skills in English. Furthermore, the candidate should have knowledge in coordination chemistry and inorganic and organic synthesis. A pro is first experience in small molecule activation, spectroscopic techniques and/or homogenous catalysis.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application (motivation letter, CV, academic certificates and transcript of records, and contact information of references) as a single pdf file to

Closing date for applications: 07.01.2018. For further information visit our website ( or contact me at the above Email address.