Research Associate / PhD Position - Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry

Dresden (DE)
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Chair of Inorganic Molecular Chemistry offers a position as

Research Associate / PhD Position 
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

in a BMBF funded project „Neuartige Katalysatoren aus Reststoffen für die Nutzung fossiler und biogener Rohstoffe in der Erdölraffinerie“ (ReCaLl) starting as soon as possible. The position entails 50 % of the fulltime weekly hours and is limited until 31.08.2020. The period of employment is governed by Fixed Term research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

Tasks: Independent research topic work, leading to the exploration of structure-effect relationships by labor-scale catalytic testing of industrial solid-acids, their fully analytic-chemical characterization as well as their application and optimization of preceding synthesis, post-synthesis and industrial shaping procedures.

Requirements: university degree (Master or equivalent) in chemistry; an integrative and cooperative personality with high teamwork abilities, self-motivation skills and organizational talent; interest in application-oriented chemical research; deep knowledge in heterogeneous catalysis, preferably concerning following topics: zeolites, “Fluid Catalytic Cracking” (FCC) and solid-acid characterization; experience in statistical data evaluation as well as in kinetic and mechanistic analysis of complex reaction network; PC, Microsoft Office and chemical software handling knowledge.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please send your application documents until 01.11.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Fachrichtung Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie, Professur für Anorganische Molekülchemie, Herrn Prof. Dr. Jan J. Weigand, 01062 Dresden or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document to Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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