Open Positions

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PhD or Postdoc Position (m/f/d, up to 3 years and 9 months, competitive salary, starting in October 2023) in Photochemistry and Catalysis at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in the Department of Chemistry.

Project title:
"Visible Light driven Hydrogen Generation with Engineered Photocatalyst-Doped Micelles in Water"
within the Collaborative Research Center SFB1552 “Defects and Defect Engineering in Soft Matter”. More details on the project and SFB 1552 can be found under:

We are looking for a motivated candidate with passion for sustainable photochemistry. The interplay of catalyst design, optical spectroscopy (both steady-state and time-resolved) and lab-scale photocatalytic experiments will be essential to elucidate new hydrogen generation systems and materials.

The ideal applicant holds an MSc degree in chemistry (or a related field) and has practical experiences in synthetic chemistry/catalysis and spectroscopy (UV-Vis, emission, laser flash photolysis, TCSPC).

In addition to the interdisciplinary working environment, the SFB1552 offers an integrated research training group which provides young researchers with the best training for a career in the area of (soft) materials development. The PhD students receive training in both scientific and transferable skills that are essential for a successful career in both, academia and the non-academic fields

Please send your application containing (CV, certificates, motivation letter, short summary of your Master Thesis) to Prof. Dr. Christoph Kerzig (, either in English or in German, using the e-mail subject "SFB1552 open position". The application deadline is August 20, 2023.