ORGANISATION/COMPANYTechnische Universität Berlin
RESEARCH FIELDChemistry › Heterogeneous catalysisChemistry › Reaction mechanisms and dynamics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE17/03/2017 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONGermany › Berlin
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/04/2017
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 and kinetic studies. Experiments are carried out using parallel testing units
for 4 to 8 catalysts and single tube reactors. Catalysts are tested and compared in screening tests. Selected catalysts will
be studied in parameters field tests and transient experiments. Reaction mechanisms and reaction networks will be formulated
based on the catalytic data and evaluated by kinetic modelling (microkinetic and formal kinetics). New catalyst
design concepts for our synthesis team will be established based on the mechanistic insights. Academic teaching in the
scope of the Institute of Chemistry is mandatory (2,7 course hours per week).
Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in chemistry or chemical engineering
with above-average success. You have expertise in industrial chemistry and an in-depth understanding of heterogeneous
catalysis. Practical experience in planning and conducting catalytic tests and in processing of catalytic data is
helpful. A strong interest in applied mathematics and computational simulation is mandatory.
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.
EURAXESS offer ID: 182327