PhD Position in Biomimetic Catalysis

University of Zurich Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

PhD student position in Biomimetic Catalysis
60 %

A PhD student position is available in the group of Prof. Felix Zelder in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). The group focuses on biomimetic and analytical chemistry studies with semi-artificial metal complexes.

Your responsibilities

Porphyrinoid cofactors play important roles in biological systems ranging from the conversion of light to energy to the catalysis of difficult reactions. The project deals with the synthesis and study of metallo-corrinoids and covers fundamental and applied aspects. It includes organic as well as inorganic and electrochemical studies.

Your profile

The candidate must hold a very good master degree in chemistry and shall be open-minded and motivated. Strong skills in synthetic / organometallic chemistry and problem solving are required. The candidate has to be familiar with standard laboratory and analytical techniques such as inert atmosphere, NMR, UV-Vis, IR, MS. Profound English skills are expected. Knowledge in coordination and electrochemistry or catalysis is an advantage.

What we offer

We offer an inspiring international environment and a stimulating atmosphere in our group.

Place of work

Prof. Dr. Felix Zelder
University of Zurich, Department of Chemistry
Winterthurerstrasse 190 (Irchel Campus)
8057 Zurich

Start of employment

November 2020 or by agreement.
Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (cover letter, CV, publication list, diplomas, description of research experience and motivation, names of at least two academic references) as one pdf document per e-mail to Prof. Dr. Felix Zelder.

Further information

Prof. Felix Zelder
see also the group's website

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