Post-doctoral Position in Asymmetric Catalysis 70 %
A postdoc position is available in Dr. Ilija Čorić's research group at the Department of Chemistry.
Our 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 our group's website.
The postdoctoral associate position will focus on asymmetric Brønsted acid catalysis including design and multistep synthesis of new catalysts and methodology development.
Candidates must hold a Master's (MSc or equivalent) degree and a PhD (or equivalent) in chemistry. Successful candidates will be ambitious, creative and highly motivated, with an outstanding record of academic achievement. Essential requirements are:
First class Bachelor's and Master's degrees (or equivalent qualifications) in chemistry
PhD in synthetic chemistry
Excellent English language skills (written and oral)
An excellent record of productivity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications
Advantageous prior experiences include: multistep organic synthesis, total synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, synthesis in inert conditions, computational chemistry.
What we offer
We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring international environment with access to state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure. Duration of the employment: 1 year.
Place of work
Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich
Start of employment
By arrangement (immediate entry possible).
Applications should include: cover letter, CV, research summary, transcripts of grades and contact details of referees (all in pdf format). Highly motivated candidates are encouraged to apply.