Two PhD positions within the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel

Two PhD positions are opening in the Department of Chemistry within the newly established research group headed by Dr. Murielle Delley at the University of Basel.

Your position

Position 1 starts as soon as 1.10.2020 or upon agreement. The topic of the research project is 'Electric field effects on the surface chemistry of inorganic materials'. The project is highly interdisciplinary and includes the preparation and molecular surface-modification of inorganic materials, surface-enhanced infrared spectroscopy, and operando spectro-electrochemistry.

Position 2 starts as soon as 1.10.2020 or upon agreement. The topic of the research project is 'Novel catalysis by transition metal phosphides and chalcogenides'. The project is highly interdisciplinary and includes the preparation and molecular surface-modification of inorganic materials, advanced spectroscopy, and catalysis.

Your profile

Candidates must be highly motivated and should recently have obtained a Master degree in chemistry, material science, or related disciplines. A strong background of inorganic chemistry and experimental chemistry is preferred and experience in molecular or material synthesis, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and catalysis are beneficial.

Application / Contact

The following documents should be sent by email to Dr. Murielle Delley
(Email: murielle.delley@unibas.ch):

1. Letter of motivation
2. CV
3. Copy of Master and Bachelor diplomas
4. Names and contact details of 3 referees

Applications should be submitted in English.