PhD position (m/f/d) area of Catalysis for Energy

Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT), Rostock

The Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT Rostock) with approx. 300 employees and guests is one of the leading European research institutions in the field of catalysis. LIKAT is a competent partner for the research and development of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts as well as catalytic processes and technologies. LIKATs focus is on application-oriented basic research and applied research. Therefore, it cooperates with industrial companies and research institutes worldwide.

The research group of Dr. Henrik Junge in the department of Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Matthias Beller has an opening for a position in this area.

Your task: Develop homogeneous catalyst systems, e.g. noble and non-noble organometallic complexes, for chemical transformations in the field of hydrogen evolution and storage as well as carbon dioxide relevant chemistry. Your competence: A completed Master in the field of chemistry (for example catalysis, organic or organometallic chemistry) is required. Excellent knowledge of either German or English language is also required. Experience in the fields of organometallic chemistry, catalyst synthesis, photo-chemistry, hydrogen production from renewable resources, hydrogen storage and/or carbon dioxide related chemistry as well as elucidating reaction mechanisms would be desirable.

The applicant should have a high degree of self-motivation, identify with the goals of the institute and actively participate in problem solving across research topics. Applications from Applied Universities ("Fachhochschulen") can be also considered.

Our offer: We offer a challenging

PhD position

in an excellent, international environment at the LIKAT Rostock. The position is available from April 1, 2024 and limited to 3 years. Place of work is Rostock. The salary is based on public service rates of the German states (E13 TV-L, 50%).

LIKAT supports professional equality of women and men and so applications from women are most welcome. In areas where women are underrepresented at LIKAT preference will be given to women with equal qualification. Disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

Please, send your application (including C.V., list of publications, copies of relevant examination certificates and names contact information of two referees) as an e-mail (in one pdf file with a max. size of 25 MB) by e-mail quoting the reference number 401-03/2023 to bewerbungen(at)catalysis.de until October 31, 2023.

For topic related questions, please contact Dr. Henrik Junge (henrik.junge(at)catalysis.de) directly. Please note that application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.