The Faculty of Science, Van‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at University of Amsterdam is seeking a PhD candidate who is interested in modern molecular inorganic chemistry research to push the boundaries of transition metal and main group chemistry in the context of C-H bond functionalization.
About the position:
- Focus points in this project are the use of redox-active ligands and the introduction of base metal (iron) or post-transition metal (zinc, aluminium) in order to establish next-level contributions to the field of C-H amination and beyond.
- This project is highly exploratory and formulated open-ended. You should be a creative thinker that is comfortable to work on advancing a fundamentally challenging project, which may involve various physicochemical and quantum-chemical methods.
- This project will be a joint doctorate project between the University of Amsterdam and Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.
- Applicant must hold M.Sc. in Chemistry with an emphasis on experimental synthetic inorganic chemistry.
- Applicant must have ability to collaborate and interact in an international team and willingness to learn new skills and ability to convey knowledge to others.
- Applicant must be open to working in a bi-location setting and comfortable with remote consultation and interest to acquire a joint doctorate degree from both University of Amsterdam and the University of Oldenburg (Germany).
- Applicant must possess fluency in English, both written and spoken.
- Experience in and/or affinity for organometallic chemistry or homogeneous catalysis is beneficial.
Apply online and include a motivation letter, CV and a list of publications.
|Organization||University of Amsterdam|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||15 September 2020|