Self-organization in covalent organic frameworks via multiple noncovalent interactions Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg • Institut für Chemie • Halle (Saale)

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Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years Application Deadline 05 Jan 2023 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Chemistry Description Research Position available with Jun.-Prof. Frederik Haase

    The research group of Jun.-Prof. Frederik Haase has a vacancy for one doctoral student (m/f/d) at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in Halle (Saale), Germany. We seek to integrate linker and materials design strategies to obtain highly functional covalent organic frameworks and metal organic frameworks. The mission on the group is to develop fundamentally new construction principles in reticular materials to overcome the limits of current materials. To that end we are looking into topochemical reactions, irreversible reactions and frustration as a design tools to selectively control assembly pathways. We believe that limitations in material stability, conductivity and functionality can be overcome through novel synthetic approaches.

    The focus of this position will be: Self-organization in covalent organic frameworks via multiple noncovalent interactions Synthesis of new linker molecules and covalent organic frameworks, characterization of structures and their properties.

    Specific directions for this project will be discussed based on the candidate's profile and interests to be established during the interview phase. We are committed to hire diversely and inclusively.

    Candidate Profile We are looking for someone who is proactive, innovative, open to acquiring new skills, has an independent working style, an interest in materials chemistry and in working in an interdisciplinary team.

    Mandatory qualifications: • Recent or soon to be finished M. Sc. Degree in chemistry or related fields • Good organic synthesis skills of small molecules or polymers • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken)

    Desired qualifications: • Background in materials science, solid state chemistry or equivalent • Experience with materials characterization • Experience in the synthesis of reticular materials, especially covalent organic frameworks • Experience with advanced diffraction techniques and modelling (PXRD, PDF, SAED/TEM)

    What we offer: • Multidisciplinary and cutting-edge projects that span the fields of materials chemistry • Experience and knowledge in designing, synthesizing and characterizing materials from linker to final material • Collaboration with great groups in Halle and beyond • Opportunities for networking, acquiring soft skills through the BEAM graduate school • Career planning and mentorship opportunities • Diverse and inclusive working environment

    The salary is based on the TV-L E13 scale (67% - 50%). Salary and social benefits are according to the German Public Service regulation (TV-L). Benefits include paid vacation days, sick leave and health insurance. Enrolment as a PhD student gives access to discounted public transport tickets and discount on sports classes at the university.

    Halle is a beautiful small city (240.000 inhabitants) one hour away from Berlin and 30 min from Leipzig. Due to the central location in Germany and excellent connection to the high-speed train network, you are very quickly in most areas of Germany (Frankfurt 3 hours, Hamburg 3.5 hours, Munich 3 hours) and due to the airport connection (Halle/Leipzig) in Europe.

    Expected start dates and duration: The preferred start date will be 01.03.2023 (negotiable). The doctoral position will be for 3 years, with the possibility of an extension.

    Application instructions: Please contact Jun.-Prof. Frederik Haase at frederik.haase@chemie.uni-halle.de with "Haase Lab Doctoral Student application: Your Name" in the subject heading.

    Please include a cover letter (no more than one page) and your CV with university transcripts (degrees and grades), and the names and addresses of at least two references. In the cover letter please include a section outlining how your prior experiences (research or otherwise) have prepared you for the research topic.

    Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Additional information: The successful applicant with a degree that was not obtained at a German university must submit a certificate assessment for foreign university qualifications (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications) from the Central Office for Foreign Education (https: // www. kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education). This can be done after accepting an offer. Application costs will not be reimbursed by Martin Luther University.

    The Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg gives priority to applications from severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. For further information about the position please contact Jun.-Prof. Frederik Haase at frederik.haase@chemie.uni-halle.de

    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • More Information https: // www. chemie.uni- halle.de/bereichederchemie/technischechemie/akhaase/stellen/

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