The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

In the Department of Science and Mathematics (FB 10), Institute of Chemistry – Organometallic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Siemeling), the following vacant position is to be filled as soon as possible:

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H, temporary, full time (currently 40 hours per week)

Closes: 12.10.2022
Date of Hire: as soon as possible
Reference: 35470

Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number in the subject line, via the online form. We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ.

In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form addressed to: The President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany, or via mail to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel.de, stating the reference number.

In the case of postal applications, please submit only copies of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data protection regulations.

The position is currently limited to a period of 2 years (§ 2 Abs. 1 Satz 2 WissZeitVG).


  • Active collaborative participation in research and teaching in the Organometallic Chemistry group
  • Independent research work in a subarea of the chemistry of ferrocene-based N-heterocyclic carbenes and tetrylenes


  • Master degree in Chemistry with above-average final grade, obtained at an internationally recognised university
  • Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or any other equivalent foreign degree) in the area of preparative molecular chemistry
  • Extensive experience in handling air- and moisture-sensitive compounds (Schlenk, glove-box, and cannula techniques)
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English


  • Substantial teaching lab experience
  • Substantial experience in supervising technical staff, research students, or PhD candidates
  • Careful, conscientious, structured, and independent approach to work
  • Creative and result-oriented working style
  • Good team player qualities (sense of responsibility, self-awareness, flexibility, organisational and communicative skills)
  • High intrinsic motivation
  • Excellent knowledge of and substantial practical experience in Organometallic Chemistry
  • Good command of the German language

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ulrich Siemeling, phone: +49 561 804-4576; e-mail: siemeling(at)uni-kassel.de.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions). Applications indicating the Position Number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or bewerbungen@uni-kassel.de, quoting the applicable reference number.
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