Fully Funded Ph.D. Position in Organic Synthesis, Leipzig University, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Ph.D. Position in Organic Synthesis: Leipzig University, in collaboration with Saarland University, Germany, is seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. Student with a strong background in organic synthetic chemistry. The position is fully funded within the DFG-funded transregional Collaborative Research Center TRR 386, focusing on exploring photo-chemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization (photo-CIDNP) for potential applications in MRI diagnostics.

Fully Funded Ph.D. Position in Organic Synthesis

Designation: Ph.D. Student

Research Area: Chemistry » Organic chemistry

Location: Leipzig, Germany


  • Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent
  • Skills/Qualifications: Highly motivated with a strong background in organic synthetic chemistry, confident in organic synthesis, determination and analysis of physical and spectroscopic data, NMR and UV/Vis spectroscopy, recording experiments, participation in training undergraduate students.
  • Specific Requirements: Comfortable working independently, open-minded, excited to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.

Job Description: The Ph.D. student will work within the TRR 386 on a project aiming to understand and utilize photo-chemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization for MRI diagnostics. The role involves organic synthesis, determination of physical and spectroscopic data, and collaboration within an interdisciplinary team. The position comes with full financial support, including access to an interdisciplinary training and qualification program.

How to Apply: Applications (single .pdf document) should include a letter of motivation, a CV, academic transcripts, and contact information for two references. Prospective PhD students should apply to tanja.gulder@uni-leipzig.de and refer to “TRR 386_Project A03” no later than 15 March 2024.

Last Date for Apply: 15 Mar 2024 – 12:00 (Europe/Berlin)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Tanja Gulder Professorship for Biomimetic Catalysis University of Leipzig, Germany Email: tanja.gulder@uni-leipzig.de Website: https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/gulder-group/


  • Research Field: Chemistry » Organic chemistry
  • Languages: English (Excellent)
  • Years of Research Experience: 1 – 4

Additional Information:

  • Work Location(s): Leipzig, Germany (Leipzig University)
  • Number of offers available: 1
  • Company/Institute: Leipzig University
  • Country: Germany
  • City: Leipzig
  • Where to apply: E-mail tanja.gulder@uni-leipzig.de
  • Contact City: Leipzig



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