Open Positions

Open position for a PhD student available. We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate to work on the bio-inspired oxidation of organic substrates that should be catalyzed by supramolecular cages. Those cages offer first-row transition metal centers as active sites. Besides their application in catalysis, spectroscopic characterization of the catalysts and possible intermediates will be part of the project.
The successful candidate must have a master degree in chemistry and good communication skills in English. Furthermore, the candidate should have knowledge in coordination chemistry and inorganic and organic synthesis. A pro is first experience in small molecule activation, spectroscopic techniques and/or homogenous catalysis. Please send your application (motivation letter, CV, academic certificates and transcript of records, and contact information of references) as a single pdf file to

For more information contact Dr. Matthias Otte (Email:


BSc and MSc projects are available. Candidates should have interest in coordination chemistry and organic synthesis. For more information contact Dr. Matthias Otte (Email: