The research group of Prof. Greta R. Patzke at the Department of Chemistry offers a PhD position in Exploratory Quantum Materials Research.
The successful candidate will work on the discovery of new compounds, phases, and materials, the development of improved synthesis procedures in order to access complex compounds, and the understanding of the structure-property relationship of quantum materials. During this research, the successful candidate will mainly focus on the chemical and synthetic aspects of these materials, but also be involved in physical properties measurements in collaboration with the Physics Institute at the University of Zurich, and other international collaborators.
Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in inorganic, materials, or physical chemistry, or in solid-state physics. Experiences in crystallography and good preparative skills are an advantage. We encourage applications from self-motivated candidates, who carry out independent research, and are eager to learn and improve their skills. Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written) are an asset for this position.
We offer the opportunity to work with state-of the art resources to perform forefront research on an internationally competitive level. The successful candidate will be embedded in a stimulating, creative, and interdisciplinary environment, and she/he will be trained in a variety of synthetic and analytical methods, as well as scientific communication skills.
Starting date: The position is available immediately, and applications are accepted until the
position is filled. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Fabian von Rohr.
We look forward to receiving your online application including (i) a cover letter stating your motivation for this position, (ii) a comprehensive CV including publications and presentations, (iii) diplomas and a list of courses attended, and (iv) references.
Please send your application via email as a single pdf file to:
Dr. Fabian von Rohr
University of Zurich
Department of Chemistry
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland