PhD Position in Chemistry
Jacobs University of Bremen

Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University) is a private, state-accredited, English-language university in Bremen. We offer Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs in three schools: School of Science, School of Computer Science and Engineering, and School of Business, Social and Decision Sciences. Our principles are first-class teaching and research, international diversity, and transdisciplinary cooperation. According to the 2024 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Constructor University is among the top 25 percent out of more than 1900 universities worldwide and is ranked as the second most international university in the world. As an international university, we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, over 1,600 students from 110 nations live and study on our residential campus.


Become part of our Constructor Community and complete the team " Life Science and Chemistry" in the north of Bremen as a


PhD Position in Chemistry


(Full-time 38,5 hours/week, limited for 3 years)


Job ID 23-19


Your tasks:

  • Working on funded projects with an emphasis on one or more of the following topics: enantioselective organocatalytic method development and the total synthesis of morphine analogs.

  • Preparation of presentations and reports

  • Working in an interdisciplinary team 

  • Working on a PhD or scientific research

Your profile:

  • M.Sc. degree in organic chemistry. Candidates with 1-6 years of industrial or academic experience synthesizing organic compounds beyond their M.Sc. degree are welcome to apply.

  • Know how to set up organic reactions, monitor, and quench them. You are well versed in reaction optimization and have extensive experience purifying difficult to separate compounds by silica gel cromatography.

  • Good structure elucidation skills. Capable of in-depth interpretation of 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, as well as IR and MS data.

  • You can write clear experimental descriptions and express spectral and HPLC data in a text format.


What you can expect at Constructor University:


Constructor University unequivocally guarantees the academic freedom of every member of the faculty, as well as every other member of the Constructor University community. We encourage diversity in the University in ethnic, cultural, social, religious, political, and national backgrounds, as well as in individual lifestyle. Constructor University offers full equality of opportunity to all qualified applicants and is an equal opportunity employer.


Constructor University consistently achieves top results in national and international university rankings.


In the CHE Ranking, the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of the German-speaking higher education landscape, Constructor University has achieved top placements every year since its first participation in 2005.

  • The result counts: trust working hours for work-life balance 

  • Possibility to work remotely

  • Individual on-boarding, career- and development planning 

  • Company fitness program offers with EGYM Well Pass (former Qualitrain)

  • Green campus with recreation areas, take the tour:

  • Constructor University has extensive programs on sustainability and environmental sustainability

Your application:

For any further information regarding this position, please contact

Prof. Thomas Nugent via Email (


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