Department of Chemistry

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.

Your responsibilities

The postdoctoral associate position will focus on asymmetric Brønsted acid catalysis including design and multistep synthesis of new catalysts and methodology development.

Your profile

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:
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.

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