Postdoctoral in organic, organometallic or molecular based inorganic chemistry, CaRLa Germany

CaRLa has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow starting from July 2015 and invites applications from qualified young scientists (with appropriate organic, organometallic or inorganic molecular chemistry background) who are interested to work as postdoctoral research fellows in CaRLa.

We offer a full position limited to one year at the beginning with the option of a second year. The postdoctoral fellow will work in a joint project between the University of Heidelberg and BASF SE. Research experience in the field of homogeneous catalysis or organometallic chemistry is mandatory. Electronic applications are preferred. Please submit them to:

CaRLa, the Catalysis Research Laboratory, founded by the University of Heidelberg, by the State of Baden-Württemberg and by BASF SE in May 2006 on campus, represents a joint academic/industrial research institution for combining basic and applied research in homogeneous catalysis (

Please attach a curriculum vitae, a publication list and a letter of motivation. Applicants should also arrange for minimal two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Trapp
Organisch-Chemisches Institut
Universität Heidelberg
INF 270
D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 54-8470
Fax: +49 6221 54-4904

Dr. Thomas Schaub
Synthesis & Homogeneous Catalysis
GCS/H – M313
D-67056 Ludwigshafen
Phone: +49 621 60-48957
Fax: +49 621 60-6648957

Ph.D. in organic, organometallic or molecular based inorganic chemistry. Experience on homogeneous catalysis and/or organometallic chemistry. Hands-on experience in preparing and characterizing air- and temperature-labile compounds. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required. University of Heidelberg and BASF are equal opportunity employers.

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