Department of Chemistry

PhD Student Position: Understanding Water Splitting Catalysts
60 %

Prof. Dr. Greta Patzke's research group (find more information here) is looking for a chemist or materials scientist with strong interest in the innovative design of new catalytic materials and the understanding of their formation pathways. We are members of the University of Zurich Research Priority Program on Solar Light to Chemical Energy Conversion (find more information on the program here), where the fundamentals of artificial photosynthesis are investigated in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Your responsibilities

We are interested in informed materials design on different levels:

Your profile

We look forward to a motivated and creative team member with a MSc degree in inorganic chemistry or materials science and a strong background in structural chemistry/crystallography. Experience in different preparative/spectroscopic techniques is welcome. Strong writing, communication and teamwork skills are indispensable.

What we offer

We offer completely new laboratories and attractive networking support for your career development.

Place of work

Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich

Start of employment

Starting date: January 2022 or upon agreement.
Please submit your application as a single PDF file. The application must contain your CV/publication list, your transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a short motivation letter.

Further information