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 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.
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 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.