Cluster of Excellence RESOLV is looking for 

Postdocs (m,f,d) - full-time - 2 years

RESOLV ( is a world-leading interdisciplinary research institution in Solvation Science awarded as a Cluster of Excellence by the German Excellence Strategy. Within RESOLV, more than 200 scientists at six institutions in the Ruhr area covering experimental chemistry, biochemistry, physics, theory and chemical engineering investigate how solvents are involved in the control, mediation and regulation of chemical reactions and processes. RESOLV’s mission stretches from fundamental research to the translation into applications such as green technologies or smart sensors.

Research focusses on three main research areas: 1. Local Solvent Fluctuations in Heterogeneous Systems 2. Solvent Control of Chemical Dynamics and Reactivity 3. Solvation Under Extreme Conditions RESOLV is looking for full-time postdoctoral researchers (m/f/d) for temporary research subprojects (2 years, 39.83 h/week, payment according to public service’s wage agreement: TVL E13).

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
time limit: 31.12.2025

Your tasks:

  • Working on a research topic that is related to the interdisciplinary field of Solvation Science; for more information please refer to our website (

Your profile:

  • You hold a full university degree with doctorate in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or comparable subjects.
  • You are fascinated by the interdisciplinary research field Solvation Science.
  • Desirable, but not necessary is experience as a PostDoc.

Our offerings:

  • You will be embedded in a high-profile research environment.
  • You are integrated in the International Faculty Solvation Science.
  • You will benefit from personal development possibilities, the entrepreneurial attitude within RESOLV and a broad spectrum of lectures as well as transferable skills courses.
  • You are provided with funding for visiting international conferences.

Additional information:

Please refer to our Scientists section on our website ( for more details on possible supervisors and research topics. Applications will be accepted any time.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Frau Dr. Julia Nowack, Tel.: +49234 32 27240

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 220 until 31.12.2025, send by e-mail to the following address:

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