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Research Assistant/PhD position (all genders welcome)

Einrichtung: Faculty of Chemistry (ID 15533)

Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr. Konrad Koszinowski

Besetzungsdatum: 01.08.2021

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 11.05.2021

The group of Prof. Dr. Konrad Koszinowski at the Faculty of Chemistry at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen welcomes applications for a

Research Assistant/PhD position (all genders welcome)

The position is remunerated with 50% E13 TV-L (corresponding to 19.9 hours per week) with a limited contract of 3 years. The earliest starting date will be 01.08.2021.

Your profile
- you hold (or are in the process of concluding) a Master’s degree in Chemistry,
- you are proficient in English,
- your are well experienced in organometallic chemistry and synthesis,
- you are also well familiar with at least one of the following methods: mass spectrometry or computational chemistry,
- you are highly motivated and want to learn more about reaction mechanisms,
- you enjoy working in a team.

The Koszinowski group aims at the elucidation of reaction mechanisms of organometallic and transition-metal catalyzed reactions. In the current project, the PhD student will focus on reductive eliminations and will examine this elementary step by a combination of different experimental methods, including state-of-the-art multi-stage mass-spectrometry. The obtained insight shall advance our fundamental understanding of organometallic chemistry and, at the same time, contribute to the rational development of improved C-C coupling and hydrogenation reactions.

For more information, please consult the Koszinowski group 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:
- curriculum vitae including information on publications, posters, presentations, and awards (if applicable)
- motivation letter for the advertised project
- certificates of studies (if a degree is not yet completed you may also provide a document listing your current grades)
- two references (name and contact information of two senior researchers)
- please combine all attachments in only one pdf document

Please send your application to Prof. Dr. Konrad Koszinowski by July 31st, 2021 via e-mail to with the code word “Application PhD reductive eliminations“ in the subject line.

If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail:

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