PhD Position (m/f/d) | Liquid phase electron microscopy

Young Researchers Berlin
Chemistry Solid State Research & Material Sciences Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics
Job Offer from January 31, 2022

The Department of Interface Science, headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya at the Fritz Haber Institute, carries out cutting-edge research on advanced functional materials with applications in heterogeneous catalysis, energy conversion and electrochemistry. By combining unique synthesis methods, state-of-the art tools for experimental characterization and advanced approaches to data analysis, atomistic details of thermal catalysis and electrochemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces are revealed.

We are currently looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) for the liquid phase electron microscopy group at the Department of Interface Science.

Job Descrition

We have a PhD student position available in the liquid phase electron microscopy group led by Dr. See Wee Chee. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform in situ/operando studies looking at the behavior of heterogeneous catalysts under reaction conditions using state-of-the-art liquid cell transmission electron microscopy (TEM) holders. The research aims to pave the way towards rational design of novel catalytic materials by establishing the structure-reactivity correlations in nanostructured catalysts. The PhD position is for three years.


Candidates are expected to have:

  • A MSc degree in Physics, Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering with excellent grades in relevant courses
  • Experience working with advanced scientific apparatus
  • The ability to solve practical and experimental challenges independently
  • A collaborative spirit and able to work in an international research environment
  • A strong background in electrochemistry and electrocatalysis is preferred
  • Experience with scripting for image processing and analysis using Python or equivalent languages is a plus


Applications for this position are only accepted via our online application portal. Send your application with the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications
  • a statement of purpose
  • names and email addresses of two references

Applications will be accepted from immediately until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information, please contact

Dr. See Wee Chee
Group Leader at the Interface Science Department for Electron Microscopy

Fritz Haber Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin

Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.


The Fritz Haber Institute is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

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