Department of Chemistry

PhD Student position
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A PhD Student position is available in the research group of Dr. Ilija Čorić at the Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich.

The group performs research in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry aiming at the development of advanced methods for homogeneous catalysis. We explore fundamental transition metal chemistry, as well as challenging reactions in organic synthesis and small molecule activation. Our goal is to advance the way molecules are made by enabling selective activation of strong chemical bonds in mild conditions. Specific areas of interest include C-H activation, novel activation modes for catalysis, chemistry of multimetallic complexes, and design of chiral catalysts.

Please find further information on the group and its research on the group's website.

Your responsibilities

The PhD student will gain experience in design of catalysts and ligands, multistep organic synthesis, coordination chemistry (including synthesis of highly sensitive molecules), and transition metal catalysis and organocatalysis.

Your profile

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's/Master's degree in organic or inorganic chemistry and possess a good knowledge of English language.

What we offer

We offer excellent research conditions, a salary according to the regulations of the University of Zurich, the high quality of life in the city of Zurich and its surroundings, as well as the possibility to work in fascinating interdisciplinary research fields.

Place of work

Department of Chemistry, Dr. Ilija Čorić

Start of employment

Employment start date to be mutually agreed. Applications should include: a cover letter, CV, research summary, transcripts of grades and contact details of referees (all in pdf format). Please send the application to Dr. Ilija Čorić. Highly motivated candidates are encouraged to apply.

Further information