17/02/2017

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

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Technische Universität Berlin
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryHeterogeneous catalysis
    ChemistryReaction mechanisms and dynamics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    17/03/2017 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Berlin
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2017
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    II-62/17

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).

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

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.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Technische Universität Berlin
Germany
Berlin
Berlin
10623
Hardenbergstarasse 36

EURAXESS offer ID: 182327