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

Rese­arch Assist­ant - 0.66 work­ing time - salary grade 13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len - 1st qual­i­fic­a­tion period (PhD can­did­ate)

Bas­Cat - Cata­lysis and Mod­el­ing

under the reserve that funds are gran­ted

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 eval­u­ation of cata­lysts, of kin­etic stud­ies and the elu­cid­a­tion of struc­ture-react­iv­ity cor­rel­a­tions. New mater­i­als are developed and stud­ied in cata­lytic tests. Based on the data reac­tion net­works and kin­etic mod­els are derived. By assess­ing dif­fer­ent cata­lysts with respect to their per­form­ance and their physico-chem­ical prop­er­ties struc­ture-activ­ity cor­rel­a­tions can be revealed. Teach­ing is expec­ted.

Require­ments:

Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in chem­istry, chem­ical engin­eer­ing, pro­cess engin­eer­ing or chemo inform­at­ics with above-aver­age suc­cess. You have a good under­stand­ing of het­ero­gen­eous cata­lysis and basic know­ledge in indus­trial chem­istry or reactor engin­eer­ing. A strong interest in kin­etic or stat­ist­ical mod­el­ing is man­dat­ory. Some exper­i­ence in con­duct­ing cata­lytic tests will be bene­fi­cial. Prac­tical exper­i­ence in kin­etic mod­el­ing, pro­gram­ming (Python, R), stat­ist­ics, big-data tools or quantum-chem­ical cal­cu­la­tions would be pre­ferred. Flu­ency in Ger­man and Eng­lish is an advant­age.

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, 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. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Please send cop­ies only. Ori­ginal doc­u­ments will not be returned.