PhD Students (m/f/d) | Photocatalytic Organic Synthesis

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam-Golm

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Job Code: 09/2022

Job offer from April 07, 2022

The group of Dr. Bartholomäus Pieber ( in the Department of Biomolecular Systems (Director Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeberger) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany invites applications from outstanding young scientists for the position of PhD student (m/f/d) | photocatalytic organic synthesis.

We are looking for three highly motivated PhD students in the field of photocatalytic organic synthesis. The candidates should have a degree in chemistry or closely related fields, with an outstanding profile, a strong background and interests in

  • Organic synthesis
  • Synthetic methodology
  • Catalysis
  • Experience in Photochemistry/Photocatalysis is beneficial

Our offer

The positions will be under the project CAT_LIMITS funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation in the PieberLab (

The positions are available starting from June 2022.

The accepted candidate will join the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Biomolecular Systems Department, in the group led by Dr. Bartholomäus (Bart) Pieber.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your application

To submit your candidature please send an email to: , with subject “CAT PhD – [Name, Surname]”, with attached PDF version of your CV, a short cover letter and a transcript of your grades. Please send us your application in English until May 31st, 2022.

The candidate CV will be evaluated internally according to the project and the best candidates will be invited for an online interview. After the online interview, the candidates will receive an email with the final decision. For further information about the Institute, see

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