wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin (w/m/d)
Einrichtung: Group Zhang ‚Wood Technology and Wood Chemistry‘ (ID 15153)
Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr. Kai Zhang
In the Group Zhang ‚Wood Technology and Wood Chemistry‘ at the Georg-August- University of Goettingen is one postdoctoral position open as:
wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin (w/m/d) - Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L -
with 100% of regular working hours (zzt. 39,8 hours/week). The initial appointment will be from 01.10.2020 or next earliest date for one year and an extension is possible.
Group Zhang is working in the cutting-edge fields between chemical synthesis, biomass and functional materials. We are developing diverse novel green and sustainable chemical methods for the valorization and functionalization of biomass, in addition to fabrication of functional materials and investigation of diverse physicochemical processes.
Your tasks: - Independent design, performance and development of scientific experiment for sustainable, green and catalytic valorization of plant biomass and the elucidation of the reaction mechanism and products - Chemical modifications of plant biomass, such as on lignin and/or cellulose, for biorefinery - Writing of scientific publications - Project management of the scientific work - Consulting and contribution to writing research proposals
Our requirements: - Excellent or highly successful Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat. or equivalent) in the fields of sustainable chemistry, green chemistry or catalytical biorefinery, or related subjects - Solid synthesis experience and hand-on experiences with synthesis methods and analytical devices in relevant research fields - Familiar with highly up-to-date research topics in above mentioned fields - Highly motivated and with strong interest in experimental work - Ability to work independently - Publication experience in relevant journals is preferred. - Previous working experience as a postdoctoral research is preferred - Fluency (oral and written) in English
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family- friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.
Interested applicants should send until 14.09.2020 the following documents in electronic form firstname.lastname@example.org