Postdoctoral Position in Material Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Expires on: 05/01/2024


Postdoc Position in Organic Materials: Join our diverse and international team at the University of Zurich to explore the fascinating world of graphene-based materials. We are seeking a creative and ambitious Postdoctoral Researcher who is passionate about synthetic organic chemistry and eager to contribute to cutting-edge research in molecular design. This fully funded project offers the opportunity to delve into the properties and reactivity of nanographene π-radicals, pushing the boundaries of materials science and supramolecular chemistry.


  1. PhD degree in chemistry (or soon to be completed)
  2. Strong academic background with excellent grades and graduation with honors
  3. Experience in synthetic organic laboratory work, including microscale techniques and spectroscopic analysis
  4. Proficiency in designing and planning complex synthetic sequences
  5. Excellent communication and presentation skills in English (German language proficiency is a plus)
  6. International mobility and willingness to work in a collaborative team environment


As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will design, synthesize, and characterize open-shell molecular fragments of graphene, focusing on investigating their properties and π-radical reactivity to develop novel graphene-based materials. Your responsibilities include conducting synthetic experiments, analyzing data, writing manuscripts and proposals, and presenting findings. You will work in a supportive environment with state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure, attending conferences and networking opportunities.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application as a single PDF file by May 1, 2024, including:

  • Cover letter stating your motivation for the position
  • Research summary of past accomplishments
  • Curriculum vitae (CV/resumé)
  •  Contact details of two referees (no reference letters required)

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