Department of Chemistry

PhD Student in Discovery of Quantum Materials
60 %

The research group of Prof. Dr. Fabian von Rohr at the Department of Chemistry offers a position as PhD Student in the field of Discovery of Quantum Materials.

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will work on the discovery of new compounds, phases, and materials, the development of improved synthesis procedures in order to access complex compounds, and the understanding of the structure-property relationship of quantum materials. During this research, the successful candidate will mainly focus on the chemical and synthetic aspects of these materials, but also be involved in physical properties measurements in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of Zurich, and other international collaborators.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics or material science. We encourage applications from self-motivated candidates, who are eager to further improve their skills and tackle new challenges. Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written) are required. The successful applicant should be open to move to another location within Europe together with the group.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art resources to perform forefront research on an internationally competitive level. The successful candidate will be embedded in a stimulating, creative, and interdisciplinary environment.

Place of work

University of Zurich, Department of Chemistry, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich

Start of employment

The position is available as soon as possible, and applications are accepted until the position is filled. We look forward to receiving your online application in form of a single pdf file including (i) a cover letter stating your motivation for this position, (ii) your CV and (iii) two references.

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