Vacancy 10- WWU Munster

The Institute of Organic Chemistry the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a
Doctoral Research Associate
(salary level TV-L E 13)


for the externally European Union funded project “PhotoReAct” commencing on 01 January 2022. We are offering a fixed-term full-time position for 3 years (corresponding to the project’s duration).
Your tasks:
This position is tied to working towards a doctorate.
  • collaboration with external partner laboratories as part of the ITN “PhotoReAct”. This project hasreceived funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme underthe Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956324.
  • development of novel energy transfer processes to enable selective alkene isomerization
  • mechanistic analysis
  • stereocontrolled construction of complex polyenes and bioactive small molecules
Our expectations:
Dipl.-Chem. / Master in chemistry with experience in the production, handling and characterization of sensitive organic-chemical compounds and organometallic compounds as well as preparative organic chemistry, photochemistry and chemical biology. Fluency in written and spoken English is expected.
The MSCA is a researcher mobility programme meaning that the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (e.g. work, studies) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior the recruitment date. Short stays, such as holidays, are not considered. It is required to verify this fact with supporting documentation providing place(s) of residence or work during the previous 3 years. This applies only to first recruitment and not for secondments (see working conditions). The mobility rule is related to residence and not to nationality.
The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.
The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.
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Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 27 October 2021 at:
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität 
Prof. Ryan Gilmour 
Organisch-Chemisches Institut
Corrensstr. 36 
48149 Münster 
You may also send us your application electronically in PDF format to
Please note that we cannot consider other file formats.
Additional indications:
The recruitment has to be in accordance with the European Charter and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
The recruitment procedure will consist of the review of the documents and interviews with the selected candidates.