Postdoc position within the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel

A postdoc position is opening in the Department of Chemistry in the research group of Professor Jonathan De Roo at the University of Basel.

Your position

The topic of the research project is Synthesis of ceramic nanocrystals for optical applications' and the start date is flexible, but around 01.01.2020. The project comprises developing an innovative methodology to design colloidal nanocrystals of ceramic materials focusing on the group 4 metals: titanium, zirconium, hafnium. Their exciting optical properties are analyzed with optical spectroscopy and their atomic structure is uncovered by in-house advanced x-ray scattering techniques.

Your profile

Candidates must have completed a PhD in Chemistry or Nanosciences. Experience in synthetic inorganic chemistry is essential and knowledge of air-free technique is also required. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and independent. A good working knowledge of both written and spoken English is required.

Application / Contact

The following documents should be sent by email to Professor Jonathan De Roo (Email:

1. Letter of motivation
2. CV
3. Copy of PhD certificate or evidence that the PhD will be completed before 1.01.2020
4. Names and contact details of 3 referees

Applications should be submitted in English.