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Current Job Openings

Scientific staff (f/m/d) for a doctorate (13 TV-L, 67%) as part of the research unit FuncHeal:

PhD 1 (P1, Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert): monomer synthesis (organic chemistry); synthesis of polymers with reversible binding units, fabrication and characterization of battery electrodes; investigation of the self-healing of the polymers; previous experience in the field of macromolecular chemistry and/or electrochemistry is desirable.

PhD 2 (P2, Prof. Dr. Felix H. Schacher): The position deals with anionic ring-opening polymerization for the production of functional polyether-based block copolymers. These are then to be used by means of reversible and irreversible crosslinking to form novel gel electrolytes (both aqueous and organic) in order to use them in polymer batteries, for example. The reversible crosslinking points in particular are there to heal possible defects after damage and, if necessary, to restore changed conductivities.

PhD 3 (P3, Dr. Martin D. Hager): Monomersynthese (org. Chemie); Synthesis and characterization of
conjugated polymers with flexible linker units or with reversible binding units; investigation of the selfhealing of the polymers; Previous experience in macromolecular chemistry is desirable. PhD 4 (P3, Prof. Dr. Kalina Peneva): Synthesis of organic chromophores (organic chemistry), synthesis and characterization of rylene dyes to be used as acceptors in solar cells. Production of dyes and polymer blends, investigation of the self-healing of the polymer blends. Previous experience in organic chemistry is desirable.

PhD 5 (P4, PD Dr. Martin Presselt): Assembly of amphiphiles into molecular monolayers and their integration into solar cell architectures; Characterization of the monolayers using photothermal deflection spectroscopy, UV-vis transmission spectroscopy and modeling of the spectra using fit routines, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, atomic force microscopy, electrochemistry, application of Langmuir-Blodgett and related techniques; Previous experience in physical chemistry, especially interface chemistry and optical spectroscopy is desirable.

PhD 6 (P5, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Gräfe): Theoretical description of self-healing functional materials using
multiscale simulations, molecular dynamics (MD) and quantum chemical calculations; Previous knowledge in the field of theoretical description of matter, ideally with quantum chemical and/or molecular dynamic methods desired.

PhD 7 (P6, Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek-Ivanšić): Time-resolved optical spectroscopy (emission and transient absorption spectroscopy) to characterize electron transfer processes in self-healing conjugated polymers; Absorption and resonance Raman spectroelectrochemistry to characterize strain-induced structural changes in materials; Previous knowledge in the field of optical spectroscopy or material synthesis for applications in organic electronics desired.

PhD 8 (P6, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp): Linear and non-linear (micro)spectroscopic Raman experiments on
self-healing polymers; 2D correlation analysis of the obtained spectroscopic datasets; Experience in physical chemistry or physics and ideally experience in molecular spectroscopy with a focus on vibrational or Raman spectroscopy is desirable.

Application deadline for all positions: 8 July 2022

Further information about the project

Doctoral Researcher in Organic Chemistry within the DFG Priority Programme "Light-controlled reactivity of metal complexes" (SPP2102-LCRM)
Application deadline: 18 June 2022

Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) to conduct research on the project “Developing bioreactors enabling planctomycetal small molecule production” [pdf, 403 kb] de
Application deadline: 20 June 2022

Unsolicited applications

First of all you need to be sure of the subject and the topic you apply for. The Schubert group regularly posts job openings on the website. Other than checking the posts, we advise you to go through our website to check our research topics, the methods and instruments we use, as well as the cooperation we participate in and the papers published in the recent years.

Note that you do not have to meet a certain deadline for your application (unless stated otherwise). However you do need to send in your curriculum vitae together with a motivation letter to inform us about your background, motives, what your input will be to the group and what you want to pursue in your career. Please also include reference letters from your supervisor(s).

After we receive your application, your qualifications and skills will be evaluated by different members of the working group. You may be invited to visit our group to give a short presentation about your previous studies and to discuss about any job possibilities, as well as to be presented a clear picture of the opportunities we provide our members with, as per technology and science, and to be introduced to the group members.

For applicants from outside EU who need to have a valid visa to enter Germany, we also prepare an invitation letter to be used at the consulate to expedite the visa procedure.

Schubert group grants scholarships or positions on industrial projects to all PhD students. For this purpose, we are keeping close contact and taking part in cooperation with institutes and companies, which seek successful research studies in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry and Nanoscience.

For further information please contact:

Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry