2 Positions as SHK/WHK student assistants available

For a scientific research project we are looking for 2 student assistants SHK/WHK for performing the following tasks:

  • Synthesis of organic molecules and their analysis (NMR spectroscopy, mass analysis...)
  • Synthesis of 2D polymers and organometallic frameworks

Requirements for the position:

  • interest in organic chemistry, synthesis and polymer chemistry
  • preferable with experiences in organic synthesis

If you are interested to join an international, motivated group for developing the materials for future, please send your application to:

M. Sc. Paula Kalenczuk (
M. Sc. Lukas Sporrer (

1 Position as PhD student / Research Associate

Currently, we have an opening for a position as Research Associate / PhD student (job advertisement as PDF file).
Please see below for further information.

Research Area: Exfoliation and Functionalization of emerging 2D Materials including material preparation and characterization and study the (opto)-electronic properties

Research Path: Organic/Polymer Path

Terms: Starting as soon as possible, one position for 12 months with the possibility of extension.

Position and Requirements
Within this position, the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials is focused on the synthesis and exfoliation of 2D nanomaterials, which emerge as outstanding candidates for a great number of electronic applications. This research aims to (electro)chemically exfoliate layered structures to achieve 2D materials bearing novel electronic functions.
The successful candidates will be responsible for: Design of layered structure, their (electro)chemical exfoliation, Functionalization of 2D materials, study their morphology and (opto)-electronic properties.
We aim at attracting the best talent in the respective research fields and expect the following: an outstanding university degree and a master degree in inorganic/organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, or similar; previous experience in 2D materials preparation; very good interpersonal and communication skills; in particular, the ability to effectively work in collaborative research efforts; an independent, target- and solution-driven work attitude; inter- and multidisciplinary thinking; strong motivation and interest to join one of the most ambitious interdisciplinary research centers; fluency in English - written and oral.

What we offer
You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who pursue creatively their individual research agenda inspired by the research center’s innovative approach and support. Your research will be fostered by the cfaed philosophy to promote young researchers, which includes: access to state of the art research of leading academic institutes; promotion of gender equality and family-friendly work environment.
Informal enquiries can be submitted to Prof. Dr. Xinliang Feng, Tel +49 (351) 463 43250; Email: and Dr. Ali Shaygan Nia, Tel +49 (351) 463 40413; Email:
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Application Procedure
Your application (in English only) should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of degree certificate and proof of English language skills.

Complete applications should be submitted via email by sending it as a single pdf document quoting the reference PhD_2Dmaterials_06_2021 in the subject header to: Dr. Ali Shaygan Nia, Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

Positions for PhD students and Postdocs

We are constantly interested in highly qualified researchers (Post-Docs and PhD students). Please feel free to send your application to Prof. Dr. Xinliang Feng or contact is for any further information.