Postdoctoral researcher in Organofluorine Chemistry and Catalysis at University of Zurich

We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a position as postdoctoral researcher in organofluorine chemistry. Our group focuses on the development of methods to chart unknown chemical space through two strategies: (I) unlocking unknown reactivity modes of known small molecules or (II) developing new reagents for the preparation of unknown compounds.

For more information, please see our group’s website and the following publications:

  • Activation of SF6¬†(see ChemCatChem¬†2018, 10, 2955., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.¬†2020, 59, 300. and Chem. Eur. J.¬†2021, 27, 8088.)
  • Hydroelementation of Triisopropyl silyl acetylene sulfur pentafluoride (TASP)¬†(see ChemRXiv¬†2022, DOIs: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-brg1w and 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-01jhn; Chem. Eur. J.¬†2024, e202304015).

Your responsibilities

You will be responsible for developing new synthesis methods and reagents, synthesizing the required substrates, optimizing reactions, and elucidating the underlying reaction mechanisms using spectroscopic, electrochemical, and mass spectrometric methods.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and creative individual. The successful candidate will be driven by curiosity and be a strong and proactive team player. You must have a doctoral degree in organic or inorganic chemistry. Basic communication skills in English are required.

What we offer

We are a dynamic young research group led by Dr. David Rombach. We strive to treat each other with respect and to create an encouraging and motivating work atmosphere that values the individual, whoever that may be. Our research combines aspects of synthetic inorganic, organic, radio and photochemistry with mechanistic studies using an integrated spectroscopic approach as well as computational chemistry. This project is embedded in a strong European collaborative network.

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