The Cluster of Excellence RESOLV is looking for 

Doctoral students (m,f,d), for 3 years, part-time 19,915 hours (TVL E 12/13)

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, 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.

The RESOLV integrated Graduate School Solvation Science (iGSS) seeks to attract highly motivated students with a top- level Master’s degree (iGSS Track I) or with a top-level Bachelor’s degree (iGSS Track II) who will work in an inspiring and exciting research environment. The iGSS offers a graduate program that combines cutting-edge research with a curriculum of lectures, colloquia, and workshops, augmented by international experiences. Doctoral students will be employed for three years and will be paid according to public service’s wage agreement (up to E 12/13 TV-L, 50%).

extent: part-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 an A-grade (“very good”) qualifying degree at either the level of Master or Diploma to enter the School’s Track I or an A-Grade (3 yr. or, preferably, 4 yr.)
  • Bachelor to enter the School’s Track II; degrees in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, engineering, or a related discipline will be accepted.
  • You are fascinated by the interdisciplinary research field Solvation Science.
  • You have very good English language skills (equal to B2, oral and writing).

Our offerings:

  • You will be embedded in a high-profile research environment.
  • You are integrated in the International Faculty Solvation Science and will gain international work experience during a 2 – 3 month internship abroad
  • 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 will develop your science communication skills by presenting your research to the public.
  • You are provided with funding for visiting international conferences.

Additional information:

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:

Dr. Sedakat Altinpinar, Phone: +49234 32 19051

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 269:  until 31.12.2025, send by e-mail to the following address:

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