Post-doc Position at the University of Bern, Switzerland


We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our interdisciplinary research group in the field of Molecular Electronics as part of our SNSF-funded Sinergia project. This postdoctoral position is available from January 2023. You will design and develop a variety of Nitrogenated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (N-PAHs) encoding functionalization that allows to study their charged or excited-states on surfaces using time-resolved AFM/STM. Organic synthesis will be your everyday tool to tackle the challenges associated with achieving fine-tuned electronic properties and various self-assembled nanostructures of N-PAHs. You are an independent, curious, creative, and ambitious team player who enjoys interdisciplinary science, mastering new things, and rigorous experimental work.

You possess:

·         PhD degree in organic chemistry with a strong track record

·         Strong background in organic synthesis, preferably with experience in the synthesis of N-PAHs or fused electron donor-acceptor (D-A) ensemble or paracyclophanes with D-A structure, including work under moisture- and oxygen-free conditions

·         Solid experience with common analytical and purification methods (e.g., NMR, UV-Vis, Cyclic Voltammetry, HPLC, MS) Good command of written and spoken English

We look forward to receiving your application by email to by January 31, 2023.

It must include a letter of motivation (max 2 pages), a Curriculum Vitae, contact details of two references, and a research summary highlighting your experience with organic synthesis. Only complete applications compiled in a single pdf file will be considered.

With the following link you will get an overview of recent publications of PD Dr. Shi-Xia Liu: Recent Publications