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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty II - Insti­tute of Chem­istry / Bas­Cat, Uni­Cat-BASF Joint Lab

Research Assist­ant (PhD can­did­ate) - 0.66 work­ing time - salary grade 13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len
Bas­Cat - Hete­ro­geneous Cata­lysis - PhD can­did­ate

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.

Work­ing field:

The research pro­ject is ded­ic­ated to het­ero­gen­eous cata­lysis and car­ried out by multi-dis­cip­lin­ary teams. The work con­sists of using Atomic Layer Depos­ition (ALD) tech­niques for syn­thesis and sur­face modi­fic­a­tion of het­ero­gen­eous cata­lysts. A major task is the char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of cata­lysts regard­ing their sur­face and bulk prop­er­ties (e.g. chem­ical com­pos­i­tion, oxid­a­tion state, elec­trical con­duct­iv­ity, mor­pho­logy, and struc­ture). Selec­ted cata­lysts will be cata­lyt­ic­ally tested and char­ac­ter­ized, either by Bas­Cat or pro­ject part­ners. Based on the sum­mar­ized ana­lyt­ical and cata­lytic data, cata­lyst syn­thesis con­cepts will be developed. PhD thesis pre­par­a­tion is pos­sible.

Require­ments:

Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in chem­istry in chem­istry or chem­ical engin­eer­ing with above-aver­age suc­cess. You have expert­ise in indus­trial chem­istry and phys­ical chem­istry with an in-depth under­stand­ing of het­ero­gen­eous cata­lysis. You have skills in the fields of ALD and CVD. Prac­tical exper­i­ence in oper­at­ing and main­tain­ing cata­lytic test react­ors and in pro­cessing of cata­lytic data is help­ful.
You have strong com­mu­nic­a­tion skills and the abil­ity to develop innov­at­ive solu­tions by work­ing in multi-dis­cip­lin­ary teams. 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 Mas­ter or Dip­lom, a sum­mary of your mas­ter thesis and a pub­lic­a­tion record) prefer­ably by email in a single pdf file to contact@bascat.tu-berlin.de 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.