registration number: fb15-0013-wmz-2023


Entry date:
as soon as possible


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


2 years


Volume of employment:

The Philipps University, founded in 1527, offers multiple award-winning teaching for around 22,000 students and tackles the important issues of our time with excellent research across a broad spectrum of science.

The Department of Chemistry, research group Prof. Dr. O. Vázquez, is currently accepting applications for a

Research Assistant (Postdoc)

The position is offered for a period of 2 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is full-time with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13).


  • scientific services in research and teaching
  • independent development ofown research projects under supervision with scientific contribution (new directions, side projects)
  • supervision of students
  • synthesis of photosensitive molecules (ideally photoswitches)
  • photochemical and biological characterisation of molecules
  • multidisciplinary collaborative work in an international environment
  • international communication of research via articles, third-party funds and oral presentations

The position will be filled by a temporary contract that is limited to the period, which is necessary to gain further scientific expertise (such as the preparation for a subsequent qualification period). Within the entrusted tasks the opportunity for independent scientific work to obtain further personal qualification is given. The limitation of the contract complies to § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 2 WissZeitVG.


  • Completed scientific university degree (diploma, master's degree or comparable) in chemistry (with a strong focus on organic chemistry or chemical biology with synthesis), and a doctorate or proof of a doctorate process that is about to be completed
  • experience in multistep syntheses and photochemical characterisation of photoactive molecules
  • indpendent thinking
  • experience in biological techniques (cloning, cell culture, protein expression, well-plate assays)
  • motivation, passion and the ability to work in a team
  • excellent knowledge of English (written and oral)

The willingness to pursue your own scientific qualification is expected.

Contact for further information

Prof. Dr. Olalla Vázquez

+49 6421-28 22745


We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your application (including a project-specific motivation letter, curriculum vitae with publication list, two potential referees, summary of research and techniques, grade transcripts) mentioning registration number above as a single PDF file to before April 16th 2023.

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