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Funded PhD programmes; in the field of Chemistry and Food Chemistry; at Technische Universität Dresden; in Germany

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry the Chair of Inorganic Molecular Chemistry offers, starting at the next possible date, a position as

Research Associate / PhD Student


(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

in a DFG funded project „Fundamental Research on Green and Efficiency Recovery and Regeneration of Lithium Iron Phosphate Cathode Materials“. The position entails 50 % of the fulltime weekly hours and is limited to 31.05.2021. The period of employment is governed by Fixed Term research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).
Tasks: Independent work on research towards the investigation of receptors for a binding and extraction of anions and metal salts; chemical characterizations of the obtained products; performance of liquid-liquid extraction and stripping studies; operation and optimization of a mixer-settler mini-plant; performance of tracer experiments; preparation of process specifications for the executed topics.
Requirements: university degree (Master or equivalent) in chemistry; an integrative and cooperative personality with high teamwork abilities, self-motivation skills and organizational talent; interest in application-oriented chemical research; deep knowledge in inorganic-industrial chemistry and coordination chemistry, preferably knowledge of liquid-liquid extraction processes; willingness for several months research stay at the project partner institute outside Europe; PC, Microsoft Office and chemical software handling knowledge.
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Please send your application documents until 02.05.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie, Professur für Anorganische Molekülchemie, Herrn Prof. Dr. Jan J. Weigand, 01062 Dresden or as a single pdf document to (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.). Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.


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