Faculty of Chemistry

We support young academics

Would you like to start a post-doc to enter an academic career directly after your PhD? Then the Faculty of Chemistry in Göttingen is the right place for you! We support different ways which can lead to a professorship or a tenure-track position in academia.

  • Junior professorships
  • Habilitations
  • Independent young academics group funded by third parties (e.g. Emmy-Noether programme or Liebig scholarship)


Your advantages in Göttingen:


  • Early involvement in attractive, interdisciplinary group research projects
  • Excellent research environment on the Göttingen Campus with the university, Max-Planck Institute and other scientific high-level institutions
  • Modern research infrastructure (use of large appliances, own chemistry workshops, etc.)
  • Independent supervision of final theses and PhD projects
  • Involvement in teaching
  • Competent support in science management by the faculty and university facilities
  • Various further education and networking opportunities on site
  • Starter pack from the faculty amounting to 15,000 EUR for young academics group led by a female



Did we spark your interest? Please contact our faculty members or get general advice in the faculty deanery to find out more and to find suitable mentors for the start of your academic career. Young academics currently active in the faculty are happy to share their experiences with you.


Current young academics groups in alphabetic order:

Dr. Christof Bartels, Habilitand, Arbeitskreis von Prof. Dr. Alec Wodtke
Internetseite der Gruppe


Dr. Alexander Breder, Emmy-Noether-Nachwuchsgruppe
Internetseite der Gruppe

Dr. Oliver Bünermann, Habilitand, Arbeitskreis von Prof. Dr. Alec Wodtke
Internetseite der Gruppe


Dr. Florian Ehlers, Habilitand, Arbeitskreis von Prof. Dr. Philipp Vana
Internetseite der Gruppe

Dr. Radjendra S. Ghadwal, Habilitand, Arbeitskreis von Prof. Dr. Dietmar Stalke
Internetseite der Gruppe

Dr. Sebastian Kruss, Liebig-Stipendiat
Internetseite der Gruppe

Dr. Angelika Kunze, Dorothea-Schlözer-Stipendiatin
Internetseite der Gruppe

Dr. Ricardo Mata, W1-Professur
Internetseite der Gruppe

Dr. Tim Schäfer, Habilitand, Arbeitskreis Prof. Dr. Alec Wodtke
Internetseite der Gruppe

Dr. Inke Siewert, Emmy-Noether-Nachwuchsgruppe
Internetseite der Gruppe


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