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Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), Österreich

Open Postdoctoral position with the possibility of Habilitation in Materials Chemistry

The Technical University of Vienna (TU Vienna) announces a 6-year postdoc position within the Division of Molecular Materials Chemistry (MMC) in the Institute of Materials Chemistry with the possibility to pursue a “Habilitation” in Inorganic Chemistry or Materials Chemistry.

The offered position is equivalent to a full-time university assistant (40 hours per week) with a minimum monthly salary of €3.626,60 pre-tax, 14 times per year. The position will be available earliest from 1st July 2017 to 31st July 2023.

Who we are:

The MMC division is dedicated to both fundamental and applied research on a wide range of materials. Our projects involve the synthesis and characterisation of 1D/2D nanocarbons, functional inorganics, hybrid nanostructures and high-performance polymers. We further aim to unravel reaction kinetics, mechanisms and charge/energy transfer dynamics at surfaces and interfaces and to fabricate and test full devices for various medicinal, environmental and energy applications (e.g. photocatalysis, photovoltaics, biosensors). 

We are a young and international team that enjoys close collaborations with world-leading research groups, e.g. in USA (Cornell University), UK (Oxford University), Spain (IMDEA, ICIQ), Russia (MSU) and Germany (Münster University, INM Saarbrücken).

The TU Vienna provides an excellent research environment with well-equipped state-of-the-art research centers (e.g. XRD facility, USTEM, Center for Surface Analytics, Computational Materials Science etc.). The TU Vienna also offers highly attractive training opportunities for personal and scientific development.

Whom we want:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and highly motivated experienced researcher, who has developed an independent research profile within materials synthesis (e.g. 1D/2D nanomaterials, MOFs, perovskites), fundamental science (e.g. transient spectroscopy, computational simulations) or applied science (e.g. artificial photosynthesis, photonics/optoelectronics, catalysis) that complements our research.

A PhD or an equivalent degree in chemistry or chemical engineering is required.  Experience with grant application, supervision of student projects and teaching (e.g. lab classes and chemistry lectures) is highly desirable. Furthermore desirable is competence in career advancement of young scientists and women and competence in gender mainstreaming.

The candidate needs to be fluent in English (oral and written). If not already fluent in German, the candidate is expected to obtain actual German language proficiency required for teaching of bachelor courses and participation in university board and committee meetings.

TU Wien is an equal opportunity employer aiming to increase the proportion of women within scientific and artistic staff and thus strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Female applicants will be considered preferentially, if their abilities, aptitude and professional performance are equal with those of male applicants. Persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please forward the following documents (single pdf-file) to and until 14th of April 2017:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter, in which you reason your motivation to become a part of our group.
  • A short proposal (5 pages), in which you summarize your past research achievements and detail your future research plans within our division.
  • Abstract/summary of PhD thesis
  • Certificates for Master/Diploma and PhD/Doctor degrees
  • 2 letters of recommendation
Vienna University of Technology

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