Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty II - Institute of Chemistry / BasCat, UniCat-BASF Joint Lab
Research Assistant - salary grade 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 2nd qualification period (PostDoc)
BasCat - Heterogeneous Catalysis - PostDoc
under the reserve that funds are granted - part-time employment may be possible
In 2011 the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (UniCat) and the chemical company BASF SE founded the new joint lab BasCat, an academic institution including about 15 scientists (PhDs, Postdocs) at the Technische Universität Berlin. Heterogeneous catalysis is crucial for meeting the challenges of our future. The partners of BasCat are dedicated to improve our fundamental understanding of heterogeneous catalysis, to transfer this understanding to a new rational design concept for industrially relevant catalysts, and to bring these catalysts to application in industry. The scope of the project is 12 months.
The project consists of implementing an improved method for kinetic studies and modelling of catalytic data (e.g. using Presto Kinetics). Selected catalysts will be catalytically characterized by parameters field studies and transient experiments (e.g. temperature-programmed methods, pulse experiments, SSITKA). Reaction mechanisms and reaction networks will be formulated based on the catalytic data and evaluated by kinetic modelling (microkinetic and formal kinetics). Supporting coworkers in their modelling works is part of the project. New catalyst design concepts for our synthesis team will be established based on the mechanistic insights. Academic teaching in the scope of the Institute of Chemistry is mandatory (4 course hours per week).
Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) and PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering with above average-success. You have expertise in industrial chemistry and an in-depth understanding of heterogeneous catalysis. You have practical experience in planning and conducting catalytic tests under steady state and transient conditions and in evaluation of kinetic models through computational simulation.
You have strong communication skills and the ability to develop innovative solutions by working in multi-disciplinary teams. You are able to scientifically lead coworkers in your working field. Fluency in German and English is considered as a plus.
How to apply:
Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents (in particular cover letter, CV, copy of the certificates of your PhD/Master/Diplom, a summary of your PhD thesis and a publication record) preferably by email in a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, BasCat, UniCat BASF JointLab, z.Hd. Frau Toussaint, Sekr. EW K 0-1, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin.
To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.
Please send copies only. Original documents will not be returned.