Department of Chemistry

PhD Student Position: Material Design for Artificial Photosynthesis
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Prof. Dr. Greta Patzke's research group is a member of the University of Zurich Research Priority Program on Solar Light to Chemical Energy Conversion (LightChEC), where the fundamentals of artificial photosynthesis are investigated in a multi-disciplinary environment. Our team is looking for a chemist or materials scientist with strong interest in the innovative design and understanding of new water splitting catalysts. We place special emphasis on the following aspects:

Your responsibilities

The project aims to promote the understanding of dynamic processes and optimization principles of catalytic transition metal centers in different matrices. We offer overarching activities to correlate such principles for molecules and solids.

Your profile

We look forward to a creative and explorative team member with a MSc degree in inorganic or materials chemistry and strong interest in structural research. Crystallographic knowledge is essential, and experience in different preparative/spectroscopic techniques is a prerequisite. Strong English writing and good teamwork skills are required.

What we offer

We offer state-of-the-art research facilities and attractive support for your independent development.

Place of work

Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich

Start of employment

Starting date: 1 July 2021 or upon agreement.

Please submit your application containing your CV/publication list, transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a short letter of interest.

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