Open Position: Research Assistant

Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology of the University of Augsburg, Chair of Solid State Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Dirk Volkmer)

University of Augsburg

The Chair of Solid State Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Dirk Volkmer), at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology of the University of Augsburg, is offering a position starting as soon as possible for a research assistant in the amount of 75 % of the regular working time in an employment limited to one year. A further scientific qualification (doctorate) is expressly desired. If the relevant requirements are met, there is the prospect of further employment for a limited period.

We are looking for a personality for a research project in the field of the development of functional metal-organic framework compounds (so-called "MOFs").

Requirements for employment are a university degree (diploma or master degree) preferably in the field of chemistry with experience in the preparative synthesis of heterocyclic organic ligands and their coordination compounds. In addition, experience in the preparation of porous crystalline compounds and common characterization techniques in solid state chemistry (e.g., X-ray structural analysis) would be desirable. The required qualifications are to be demonstrated in the application documents by appropriate documentation.

The salary is based on personal and collectively agreed conditions according to Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.

The University of Augsburg promotes professional equality for women. Women are expressly encouraged to apply. The University of Augsburg is particularly committed to the compatibility of family and working life. For further information, please contact the Faculty Women's Representative. Severely disabled applicants (m/f/d) will be given preference in the case of otherwise essentially equal suitability, qualification and professional performance. Applications with the usual documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, references) are requested not later than July 31st, 2022 in digital form of a single PDF file to Prof. Dr. Dirk Volkmer, Universität Augsburg, Lehrstuhl für Festkörperchemie, Universitätsstr. 1, 86159 Augsburg; E-mail:

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