Researcher (Scientific Employee), University of Siegen, Germany

Postdoc in Germany
Researcher (Scientific Employee): The University of Siegen is seeking a motivated and talented individual to join our team as a Scientific Employee in the Faculty IV: School of Science and Technology, specifically within the Chemistry-Biology department focused on Organic Chemistry I. This part-time position (50% = 19.92 hours) is limited to a duration of three years, starting from October 1, 2024.


Scientific Employee / Researcher

Research Area:

Supramolecular Chemistry, with a focus on organic ligand synthesis, the self-organization of supramolecular structures, and their properties (e.g., host-guest chemistry, photochemistry, stimuli-responsive properties).


Faculty IV: School of Science and Technology, University of Siegen, Germany


  • An above-average academic degree (Master or equivalent) in Chemistry.
  • A Master’s thesis related to supramolecular chemistry is advantageous.
  • Experience in the synthesis of organic ligands and coordination complexes.
  • Proficiency in the characterization of supramolecular structures, such as cage compounds using spectroscopy (e.g., NMR, UV/vis) and photochemistry.
  • Very good knowledge of English; knowledge of German is an advantage.
  • Experience and/or interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Experience in teaching, particularly in organic chemistry, is advantageous.
  • Participation in scientific exchanges (e.g., conferences) and/or publications is desirable.

Job Description:

  • Conduct independent research in supramolecular chemistry aimed at obtaining a doctorate.
  • Perform practical laboratory work, including the synthesis and investigation of organic ligands and supramolecular structures.
  • Collaborate with other scientists in both national and international projects.
  • Participate in the preparation and editing of scientific publications and progress reports.
  • Assist in teaching, including the supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s research projects.
  • Engage in research group tasks and contribute to the group’s overall objectives.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications exclusively through our job portal: University of Siegen Job Portal. Applications submitted via paper or email will not be considered.

Last Date for Application:

July 31, 2024


For more information, please contact:
Frau Anna McConnell
Phone: 0271/740-4360

The University of Siegen promotes equal opportunities and diversity, welcoming applications from people of all genders, different personal, social, and cultural backgrounds, as well as from people with severe disabilities or those of equal status. Women will be given special consideration according to the State Equal Opportunities Act.



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