Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d)

Scientist Berlin
Chemistry Solid State Research & Material Sciences Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

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Job Offer from November 18, 2019

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) in Berlin-Dahlem is one of the oldest and most renowned research institutes within the Max Planck Society (MPG), Germany's most successful scientific organization. At the FHI, researchers from all over the world are engaged in basic research in the field of chemical physics at interfaces and surfaces, catalysis research and molecular physics.

In the Department of Inorganic Chemistry we are dealing with fundamental research to understand the basic physical and chemical principles of existing catalytic processes and to discover new ways of transforming energy and producing chemicals and alternative synthetic fuels sustainably and to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide. Our studies include the conversion of water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and light hydrocarbons in gas- and liquid-phase reactions over solid catalysts. For this purpose, we operate a large number of specifically designed laboratory reactors. 

We offer a postdoctoral position (m/f/d) for the study of catalysis with metals related to energy conversion.

Your tasks

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in the field of heterogeneous catalysis with the main focus on catalyst characterization by means of temperature program methods (mainly TPD, TDS). Work will involve the collaboration with colleagues from spectroscopy and microscopy fields. The general topic of interest concerns hydrocarbons activation on a metal catalyst.

Your profile

We are looking for highly motivated scientist with social skills, who is able lead an own project and simultaneously be part of a team. The candidate should have a strong background in heterogeneous catalysis as well as in inorganic synthesis. A PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering is required.

Our offer

A postdoctoral position for 2 years with the possibility of extension. Work in stimulating international scientific society.

Your application

Please submit your application documents including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of research interest/plan, and the names and addresses of two referees via our online application portal by 10 January 2020.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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