PhD position (m/f/d)

Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V. an der Universität Rostock (LIKAT)

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. Milica Feldt in the department of Theory in the homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis has an opening for a position in this area.

Your task:

You will be working in a newly established young researchers group of Dr. Milica Feldt which is investigating iron catalysts by computational methods. Iron is present in many enzymes, like heme and non-heme enzymes. In this project you will work on the understanding of non-heme iron enzymes and investigate the influence of the enzyme environment on their reactivity. This work will be carried out in collaboration with Prof. Michael Buehl from St. Andrews Univeristy, UK.

Your competence:

  • University degree (Master) in Chemistry, Physics, (Bio)informatics or a related field
  • Experience in theoretical (Bio-)Chemistry and/or in Physics is appreciated, but not mandatory
  • Basic knowledge of computational chemistry techniques as well as Unix operative system is appreciated, but not mandatory
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Communication and teamwork skills

Our offer:

We offer a challenging PhD position in an excellent, international environment at the LIKAT Rostock. The position is available from January 1, 2022 and limited to 3 years. Place of work is Rostock.

The salary is based on public service rates of the German states (E 13 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 422-02/2021 to bewerbungen(at)catalysis.deuntil December 1, 2021.

For topic related questions, please contact Dr. Milica Feldt (milica.feldt(at)catalysis.de) directly.

Please note that application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.