Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry, Padua University, Italy

Post-doctoral Position in Italy

Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry: The Department of Chemical Sciences at Padua University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a multidisciplinary project focusing on organic molecules or materials for photocatalytic applications. The position is funded through the EU Research Framework Programme Horizon 2020 and offers a full-time, temporary contract.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area:

  • Chemistry » Molecular chemistry
  • Chemistry » Organic chemistry
  • Chemistry » Physical chemistry

Location: Padua University, Department of Chemical Sciences, Via Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Veneto, Italy


  • PhD in Chemistry or a relevant area (completed or thesis submitted before the start date).
  • Experience in organic synthesis, electrochemistry, spectroscopy (UV-vis, FL, etc.), materials chemistry, or microscopy is desirable.
  • Strong independent research skills, ability to write/correct reports and manuscripts in English.
  • Ability to contribute to ongoing research projects and train new group members.

Job Description: The successful candidate will join a recently established research group and work on developing small molecules that undergo self-assembly and can be used as photo-functional materials. The project aims to integrate organic chemistry and catalysis knowledge for solar energy conversion. The researcher will have access to all necessary facilities for synthetic organic chemistry, self-assembly, materials characterization, and photocatalysis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and characterizing small molecules for photocatalytic applications.
  • Expanding skills in organic, physical, and supramolecular chemistry.
  • Contributing to ongoing research projects.
  • Training new group members (Master and project students).
  • Writing and correcting reports and manuscripts in English.
  • Working independently in the lab.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a single PDF file by 31st July 2024 to with the subject “Postdoctoral position”. The PDF should include:

  • A short summary of the research during your PhD (or post-doc)
  • Your CV (including a list of publications, posters, and oral presentations)
  • Contact information for two references

Last Date for Apply: 31st July 2024, 23:59 (Europe/Rome)

Additional Information:

  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Type of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Application Deadline: 31 Jul 2024
  • Start Date: Flexible (Fall 2024/Early 2025)

For more information, please visit the University of Padova’s website or the research group’s page at



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