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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.

Work­ing field:

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 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.

The vacancy is also avail­able in Ger­man on the inter­net at