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.
Within the project the relationships between reactivity in selective oxidation reactions and chemical composition, bulk structure, particle size, morphology, and active phase-support-interactions are investigated. The work includes synthesis and modification of metal oxides by different methods inorganic synthesis chemistry, e.g. hydrothermal and sol-gel synthesis, precipitation, or fixation of metalorganic precursors, but also via techniques for surface modification like Chemical Vapor Deposition or Atomic Layer Deposition. The synthesized materials will be investigated via spectroscopy and other physico-chemical methods after defined pretreatment or under working conditions of catalysis (operando, in situ). Selected catalysts will also be tested in selective oxidation reactions.
Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in chemistry with above-average success. You have expertise in inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry and an in-depth understanding of heterogeneous catalysis. Experience in inorganic synthesis or spectroscopy is an advantage.
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.