Junior Professor (W1) in Physical Chemistry

Institute: Faculty of Chemistry
Contact: Prof. Dr. Martin Suhm
Status: selection process ongoing
Application no later than: 31st May 2019


The Faculty of Chemistry wishes to appoint a

Junior Professor (W1) in Physical Chemistry

to commence as soon as possible, by preference early in 2020.

The professorship is linked to a recently awarded DFG research training group (RTG 2455) – “Benchmark experiments for numerical quantum chemistry” (BENCh) . Membership in the RTG is offered until June 2023 as well as one DFG-funded Ph.D. student position (65% E13) for 3 years, subject to application at and approval by the DFG.

Research should focus on experimental structure determination in the gas phase aiming towards the rigorous benchmarking of quantum chemical tools. Cooperation opportunities with local gas phase vibrational characterization and solid state structure determination efforts are offered, as is intense collaboration with local and external theory groups. Participation in other ongoing or planned research collaborations of the Faculty is welcome. The teaching duties include physical chemistry courses for chemistry majors, doctoral and other students.

The junior professor is expected to participate in the academic administration and to apply actively for external funding, including participation in the RTG funding extension proposal in 2022.

The requirements of appointment are specified by § 30 of the "Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz" (NHG). In case you have been employed as a scientific employee, or scientific teaching assistant, before or after receiving the Ph.D. degree, the total time of employment and Ph.D. studies should not exceed 6 years. The appointment is for three years, with a possible extension for a further three years depending on a positive evaluation. The Stiftungsuniversität Göttingen has the right to make this appointment. For further details, please see the "Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz" (NHG), or, they will be given upon request.

Applications from scientists working abroad are particularly welcome. Appropriately qualified severely handicapped applicants will be given preference. The University would like to increase the percentage of women in areas in which they are under-represented and thus strongly encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Part-time employment is possible under certain conditions.

Online applications with CV, publications list and details of teaching and research experience should be received not later than May 31st, 2019. Printed applications are accepted.

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