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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.