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Stellenausschreibung: PhD position at the Institute for Materials Chemistry, TU Wien


The Institute of Materials Chemistry, Research division “Molecular Materials Chemistry” at TU Wien, is offering a PhD position as university assistant for 4 years for 30 hours/week.

The estimated starting date is May 15th, 2019. The minimum salary (level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff) is EUR 2.148,40 per month/gross (14 times a year). Previous work experience relevant to this position can increase the salary.

Admission conditions:

  • Graduate
  • Diploma or Master Degree in Technical Chemistry/ Chemistry or an equivalent program in Austria or abroad
  • a good command of German.

The research will focus on the development of new materials and materials combinations for electrochemical and photocatalytic energy conversion. In particular, we are interested in the synthesis and characterisation of functional hybrid materials, e.g. inorganic – inorganic, inorganic – carbon, inorganic – organic combinations.

The materials will be characterised with a number of modern ex-situ and in-situ methods, including X-ray diffraction, thermic analysis and diverse microscopic and spectroscopic methods. These materials should serve as model systems for fundamental studies on the dynamics and kinetics of solid-liquid and solid-solid interfaces and will be tested for photocatalytic applications, such as water splitting, CO2 reduction and artificial photosynthesis. The research is well embedded within a network of close collaborations with world-renowned experts in this interdisciplinary field.

Applicants will be required to contribute to teaching (especially supervising inorganic lab courses and internships in German), to dissiminate their research in high impact journals and to conduct a dissertation.

The TU Wien is committed to increase female employment in scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to female applicants when equally qualified. TU Wien is strongly committed to its diversity hiring goals and strategies (TU Diversity-Management) and strives to employ persons with disabilities with appropriate qualifications and explicitly encourage them to send in their application.

Please send your applications to birgit.hahn@tuwien.ac.at, HR administration, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna. Candidates are not eligible for a refund of expenses for travelling and lodging related to the application process. - Application deadline: April 25, 2019 (date of postmark)