Prof. Dr. Gunther Wittstock
Group leader

Group members

+49 (0) 441 798 3970

+49 (0) 441 798 3979

Postal address

Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät 5 / Physikalische Chemie
AG Wittstock
D-26111 Oldenburg


University of Oldenburg
Campus Wechloy
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
Building W3, 1st floor
D-26129 Oldenburg


A PhD student position (m/f/d), salary E 13 TV-L, 67 %, for three years, will be filled at the University of Oldenburg by 1st of September 2021 or the next possible date. The research is part of the Research Training Group (RTG) Aktivierung chemischer Bindungen / Chemical Bond Activation funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

The tasks within the sub-project „Kinetic characterization of mediated electrosynthetic reaction comprise cyclovoltammetric experiments in organic electrolytes, combining them special microelectrochemical setup, the so-called electrochemical time-of-flight experiments and analyzing data by means of simulation using COMSOL. Additional complementing characterizations can be made spectrolectrochemistry in the UV-Vis-NIR range in interaction with other groups of the training program. The research shall be used for preparing a PhD thesis.


  • university degree (Master of Science) in chemistry or closely related fields concluded with a research-based thesis
  • broad interest and some previous experience in instrumental techniques combined with a fascination and experience in molecular science
  • laboratory experience in organic and physical chemistry
  • good English language skills
  • willingness and ability to closely interact with other PhD students and advisors within the integrated training program

Of advantage are:

  • previous practical laboratory experience in molecular electrochemistry, especially microelectrochemistry
  • practical laboratory experiences in related subjects of physical organic chemistry

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with Lower Saxony regulations (§ 21 Section 3 NHG) female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Applications (including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and copies of certificates and diploma supplements) should be mailed to Prof. Dr. Gunther Wittstock, Universität of Oldenburg, Institut für Chemie, D-26111 Oldenburg or submitted electronically (, one PDF-file) to arrive no later than July 16, 2021.


Prof. Dr. Gunther Wittstock

C.v.O. Universität Oldenburg

FK 5: Institut für Chemie

D- 26111 Oldenburg, Germany

(Changed: 2021-07-09)