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PhD Position – in synthetic organic chemistry (m/f/diverse) Job ID JU-16-42

Jacobs University Bremen is a private, state-recognized, English-language research university, offering Bachelor, Master and PhD programs in our focus areas Health, Mobility and Diversity. The guiding principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. Jacobs University’s goal is to prepare young talents from all around the world to take on the new challenges in today’s globalized workplace. Currently, more than 1,300 students from over 100 nations live and study on the residential campus.

Within a funded project at Jacobs University Bremen, at the Department of Life Sciences & Chemistry in the focus area Health at Jacobs University, is looking for a

PhD Position – in synthetic organic chemistry (m/f/divers)
Job ID: JU-16-42
(Full-time 38 h/week / 3 years)

Your qualifications

  • M.Sc. degree in organic chemistry and two or more years of industrial experience synthesizing organic compounds.
  • Know how to set up reactions, monitor them, quench them, and purify the products. Within that framework you know how to optimize reactions.
  • Must have very good knowledge of 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy and good knowledge of IR and MS data interpretation for structure elucidation.
  • You have experience with writing experimental descriptions and can express spectral and HPLC data in a text format.

Your curiosity for organic chemistry should be high and you want to expand your theoretical and mechanistic knowledge. In that context, you likely have an interest in taking one or two advanced courses in organic chemistry during your Ph.D. studies. The projects will be focused on organocatalytic enantioselective method development and their application to natural product or pharmaceutical drug synthesis. For further information contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Nugent (t.nugent [at] Please title your e-mail with “Synthetic Organic Chemistry”.

Jacobs University Bremen is an equal opportunity employer. Please send your application containing a letter of motivation, CV (including: obtained degrees with dates and the university that granted the degree and a list of your publications), and contact information for 2-3 references combined into a single pdf file via email to Prof. Dr. Thomas Nugent.

The review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For further information about Jacobs University please see Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.