The DFG Research Training Group "Ion-Pair Effects on Molecular Reactivity" offers up to 22 doctoral positions to be filled at the University of Regensburg, Germany, starting
April 1st, 2021.
Up to 22 PhD Positions (m/f/d) in Inorganic/ Organic/ Physical/ Theoretical Chemistry
Ion pairs are ubiquitous in chemistry, and electrostatic forces between counter ions are among the strongest of all intermolecular interactions. They determine the properties of organometallic reagents, inorganic clusters, and catalysts, but predicting structures, intermediates, and transition states is challenging. The aim of GRK 2620 is to elucidate ion pair structures and reaction mechanisms by an interdisciplinary team of spectroscopists, theoreticians and synthetic chemists. The GRK training program offers individual qualification, a structured training program and an excellent research environment. Information about the individual research projects of the GRK 2620 can be found at https://www.uni-regensburg.de/chemistry-pharmacy/grk-2620/home/index.html.
What we offer:
Start of funding on April 1st 2021
The contract time period for a PhD project within the RTG is up to three years
German pay scale TV-L E13 (50 or 67%)
PIs, postdocs and senior PhD students provide individual project-specific training in spectroscopy, computational or synthetic methods
Research stay abroad, attending conferences, specific skill training
The welcome center of the international office helps international graduate students in finding a suitable accommodation and all administrative issues
Requirements: Master in Chemistry, Physics or a related engineering field with excellent results from an accredited university. As the whole qualification programme proceeds in English, a proof of language skills in English is necessary. Openness to three months stay abroad.
a letter of motivation (200-500 words) including the preferred RTG PhD research projects (up to 3)
a CV including academic achievements and grades
a short summary of the master thesis (max. 250 words)
documents and certificates like BSc, MSc certificate etc.
We especially invite excellent students from abroad The selection procedure has started
on the 1st of October 2020 and the positions will be continuously filled. Therefore, please send your application as soon as possible.