Department of Chemistry

Postdoctoral Position: Multifunctional Oxo Clusters – Mechanisms and Properties
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Prof. Dr. Greta Patzke's research group (please find further information here) is looking for a creative chemist with expertise in the synthesis and structural characterization of functional transition metal oxo clusters (TMOCs) and/or polyoxometalates (POMs).

Your responsibilities

The position will explore unknown frontiers of TMOC formation processes as a key to predictive inorganic materials design. The newly synthesized TMOCs will be further screened for their bio-active and catalytic properties, and they will be converted into novel, green composite materials.

Your profile

We look forward to a motivated and creative team member holding a PhD degree in inorganic chemistry and a strong background in structural chemistry/crystallography. Experience in X-ray absorption spectroscopy is welcome.

What we offer

We offer access to completely new laboratories and international networking for career development.

Place of work

University of Zurich, Department of Chemistry, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich

Start of employment

starting date: February 2022 or upon agreement.
The application must contain a CV/publication list, transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a short motivation letter.

Further information