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PhD student position in physical chemistry

 Carl v. Ossietzky University of Oldenburg  Oldenburg
A PhD student position (salary E 13 TV-L, 67 %, for three years) will be filled at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg by 01 April 2018. The research is part of the DFG Research Group Nanoporous gold - a prototype for rational design of catalysts funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

The tasks within the sub-project „Electrocatalysis and transport in nanoporous gold“ comprise cyclovoltammetric experiments and scanning electrochemical microscopy in the surface interrogation mode for the investigation of reaction intermediates and for the investigation of transport processes complemented by analysis of surface compositions using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) of nanoporous gold before, during and after electrocatalysis and different pretreatments.

The research shall be used for preparing a PhD thesis.

-   Master of Science from a research university in chemistry or closely related fields
-   practical and theoretical knowledge in electrochemistry and in spectroscopic and electrochemical measurement techniques
-   good English language skills
-   willingness and ability to collaborate closely in a multi-site project

Of advantage are:
-   previous practical laboratory experience in microelectrochemistry

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunity employer aiming to increase the proportion of female academic staff members. Therefore, we especially encourage women to apply. If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.

Applications (including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and copies of certificates including marks and diploma supplements) should be mailed to Prof. Dr. Gunther Wittstock, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Institut für Chemie, D-26111 Oldenburg or submitted electronically (, one PDF-file) to arrive no later than January 06, 2018.
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Gunther Wittstock
C.v.O. Universität Oldenburg
FK 5: Institut für Chemie
D- 26111 Oldenburg, Germany
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 2017/3

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