PhD Positions available (m/f/d)

October 17, 2023 / Dongren Wang

Within the newly granted Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1333 – Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis in Confined Geometries – at the Institute of Polymer Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Michael R. Buchmeiser), University of Stuttgart, Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen, we offer two positions as Scientific Coworker (Doctoral Researcher, m/f/d) Pay grade 67% 13 TV-L starting January 1, 2024 to work on the subproject of SFB 1333.

Job Description

  • Position 1: Synthesis of Mo alkylidyne NHC and Rh(I/III)/Co(III) NHC complexes and development of immobilization strategies; selection of supports, pore-selective immobilization; microreactor preparation/operation, on-line separation/detection and determination of the reaction kinetics
  • Position 2: Synthesis of bi- and trifunctional Al(III)/Cu(II) catalysts; immobilization of catalysts on and modification of mesoporous silica; study of entropic effects caused by confinement effects and hydrogen bonding solvent networks

The position requires a University Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or in Materials Science. Specifically, we would like to encourage candidates with the following qualifications to apply:

  • profound knowledge in synthetic organometallic chemistry
  • very good oral and written English language skills
  • above-average academic achievements
  • identification with the multidisciplinary nature of the collaborative research center (catalysis, materials science, analytical chemistry, theory and simulation science) and the enthusiasm to learn beyond the individual research topic
  • willingness to actively participate in CRC events and qualification measures

All doctoral researchers of CRC 1333 are part of a structured graduate program integrated within the graduate academy of University of Stuttgart GRADUS. The CRC will ensure an interdisciplinary doctoral education and give opportunity for interdisciplinary scientific exchange.

Closing date is November 30, 2023. Applicants should send their electronic application (one pdf file) including a cover letter, CV, publication list, list of two potential referees, and copies of certificates of academic grades to Prof. Dr. Michael R. Buchmeiser, Institute of Polymer Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55, D-70569 Stuttgart. 

For further information please contact Dr. Dongren Wang +49 711 68564046 or via E-mail:

The University of Stuttgart seeks to increase the share of women in scientific positions and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. In cases of equal qualification and within the given legal scope, women will be given preference. Applications of disabled persons with equal qualifications will be regarded favorably.

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