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Ph.D. positions

Einrichtung: Faculty of Chemistry (ID 100370)


Besetzungsdatum: 01.01.2019

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 10.07.2018

The Faculty of Chemistry at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen welcomes applications for twelve (12)

Ph.D. positions

in the German Research Foundation (DFG)-funded Research Training Group 2455 “BENCh – Benchmark Experiments in Numerical quantum Chemistry”. The application window will be open from 09.07.2018 up to 05.10.2018. The positions are remunerated with 65% E 13 TV-L (corresponding to 25.87 hours per week) with a limited contract of 3 years. The earliest starting date will be 01.01.2019.

Your profile
- you hold (or are in the process of concluding) a Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics or equivalent,
- are proficient in English and/or in German,
- are willing to travel and collaborate with international partners,

The BENCh Research Training Group (BENCh RTG) consists of a high-level research programme aiming to provide landmark experiments for quantum chemical methods benchmarking. The students under the program will benefit from a wide variety of lab techniques and theoretical support, in order to conceive and execute challenging experiments towards the limits of measurement accuracy in each specific field, and/or enabling data gathering in diverse chemical systems/phenomena. The topics will span from gas phase spectrometry, molecular beam techniques, synthesis to X-ray diffraction. For more information consult the official homepage Detailed descriptions of the proposed projects and specific requirements for the individual positions are also available on the homepage.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Your application must include:
- State the RTG project for which you are applying (see homepage).
- curriculum vitae including information on posters, presentations, awards (and publications, if applicable)
- motivation letter for a specific advertised project
- certificates of studies (if a degree is not yet completed you may also provide a document listing your current grades)
- certificates of language proficiency (e.g., TOEFL)
- two references (name and contact information of two senior researchers)

The documents are to be submitted by electronic form (single PDF file) up to October 5,2018 following the instructions on the Open Positions page under the main website The deadline for submission is 20:00 (CET) 05.10.2018.

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