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Postdoctoral Research Position in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Key words: Photochemistry, Strained Molecules, Medicinal Chemistry, Isosteres

Background and scope of the position. The development of new isosteres represents an active area of research providing new tools to optimize lead compounds. However, access to many isosteres is still limited as it requires clever design and efficient methods of assembly. Within this project, you will explore new possibilities to forge strained rings (as potential isosteres) with precise control of the outcoming geometry using photochemical methods. The project is part of the “Exploration Grant” funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim foundation. Hiring will be in accord to the German Salary Scheme with full benefits.

What we have to offer. Join our team to do cutting-edge research within the excellent infrastructure of Mainz University. We are a young and dynamic group offering a cooperative and supportive environment to develop as a researcher.

More information about our group can be found at

What we expect from you. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated, and ambitious candidate, who is willing to face scientific challenges and push forward the boundaries of knowledge. You must hold a PhD in Chemistry having a strong background in method development and photochemistry. Profound knowledge of reaction discovery and development as well as compound characterization are required.

The position is available from Autumn 2024 and has a duration of 1-2 years.

Please send your full application as a single pdf file containing

  • Cover letter, including a section where you say why you want to join the group

  • Short research summary (max. 1 page), in particular concerning your PhD work

  • CV including list of publications (if applicable)

  • Two contacts for refence letters

  • Transcript of records of your Master and Bachelor program

to Prof. Dr. Johannes Wahl wahl at using the headline as the subject line in your email.

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