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    Lehrstuhl für Chemische Technologie der Materialsynthese


    AK Kurth, Advertisement for a PhD position

    Ph.D.-position in Supramolecular Chemistry and Material Science


    The Laboratory for Chemical Technology and Material Synthesis in the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg is seeking a PhD student to work on supramolecular, metallo-supramolecular and colloidal materials. The goal is to synthesis, fabricate and characterize new metallo-supramolecular polymers with stimuli-responsive properties.

    Responsibilities and tasks
    The project is characterized by a high degree of interdisciplinary research and offers a wide range of research opportunities including national and international collaborations.


    • Develop a basic understanding of supramolecular polymers and colloidal materials;
    • Determine and understand structure-property relationships;
    • You are interested in working in a highly interdisciplinary environment;
    • You have a strong drive to work independently, you can work in a team and you have a strong motivation to collaborate with others;
    • You have a fundamental interest in chemical and material synthesis and materials characterization;

    You must have a regular university master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. A master degree in chemistry, chemical materials science, and supramolecular chemistry is preferred. Experiences in materials synthesis and characterization is beneficial. Good communication & writing skills as well as a very good command in English is expected. 

    Approval and Enrolment
    The acceptance as PhD candidate is subject to academic approval and the student will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST). For more information visit: www.graduateschools.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/science-and-technology/home/. The position is available immediately for an initial period of one year with the option of extension for another four years. Remuneration will be based on the Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (Collective Agreement for the Public Service of German Federal States).

    We offer
    Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg (JMU) offers a broad and innovative range of subjects with an international reputation for excellent research, JMU is proud to be the home of outstanding researchers. The lab of Chemical Technology and Material Synthesis offers a dynamic and international research program in close collaboration with the other institutes and research facilities, such as the Institut for Functional Materials and Biofabrication and the chair of macromolecular chemistry as well as the University of Montreal.

    Prof. D. G. Kurth, Lehrstuhl für Chemische Technologie der Materialsynthese, Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Röntgenring 11, D-97070 Würzburg

    email:              dirk.kurth@uni-wuerzburg.de
    web:                www.chemie.uni-wuerzburg.de/matsyn/startseite/
    University:     www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/home/

    Ph.D.-Studies: www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/studying-at-jmu/studienangelegenheiten/doctoral-training/

    Interested candidates should email their application including a motivation letter, CV, study certificates, areas of expertise and interests, list of publications and the names and addresses of two referees as one single PDF file to Prof. Dr. Dirk Kurth (dirk.kurth@uni-wuerzburg.de). Please do not send any original documents per mail. As we need to save costs, we will not be able to return your documents to you.

    The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age.