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A PhD student position
(salary E 13 TV-L, 50 %, for three years, m/f/d)

will be filled at the Chemistry Department of Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg by 01st January 2020.

The tasks in research comprise the study of material libraries for photoelectrochemical and electrochemical water splitting. The libraries will be prepared by material printing, chemically modified followed by electrochemical high-throughput testing. Prospective lead structures will then be structurally characterized by spectroscopic and diffraction techniques as well as tested in complete cells. The tasks in teaching comprise instructing students in laboratory courses of physical chemistry on the BSc. and MSc. levels. The research results shall be used to prepare a PhD thesis.


  • scientific degree of MSc. in Chemistry or closely related subjects with good or very good marks
  • practical and theoretical knowledge in electrochemical and spectroscopic measurement techniques
  • knowledge of English language
  • ability and willingness for a close collaboration with partners inside and outside the University of Oldenburg

Of advantage are

  • experience with electrochemical techniques, layer deposition, material printing, XPS, XRD, Raman spectroscopy
  • deep insight in complex oxides of transition metals
  • preparative experiences in wet chemistry
  • knowledge of German language

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 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 (preferably in electronic form – 1 PDF including a cover letter, CV, a list of publications and copies of certificates including marks and diploma supplements) should be mailed to before November 30th, 2019.

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Gunther Wittstock
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
FK V - Institut für Chemie
D- 26111 Oldenburg, Germany


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