CAT Catalytic Center is a collaborative research facility of RWTH Aachen University and Covestro AG, where an international and interdisciplinary team of around 30 dedicated researchers is working in a state of art 500 m2 research facility. At CAT Catalytic Center researchers work in a close cooperation together with academia and industry to find innovative solutions and develop molecules to new products. This cooperative research provides both partners an ideal forum for generating ideas, being part of a joint development and turning them into future applications. Applied catalysis and sustainable development for polymers are some of the key research topics at CAT Catalytic Center. Our goal is to improve processes and create new products and thereby save energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and make chemical circular economy possible.
Postdoctoral position in Computational Chemistry at CAT Catalytic Center
As a member of our interdisciplinary team you will be responsible for computational modelling of catalysis and organic reaction mechanisms. You will support the development of novel catalysts for various chemical transformations in the context of sustainable polymer chemistry. This includes search and development of innovative catalyst lead structures for competitive industrial applications.
Applicants must have a doctorate/Ph.D. or equivalent.
Highly motivated, open minded and solution-oriented chemist with demonstrated education/track record in Theoretical Chemistry or Computational Chemistry
PhD degree in chemistry
Independent working with scripting languages and HPC-computing is expected
Experience in catalyst research, catalyst design and organic chemistry
Experience in experimental work at chemical laboratories is a plus
Fluent in written and spoken English
What we offer:
The position is for 1 year and is to be filled as soon as possible. Option of prolongation until 31.08.2024. This is a full-time position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.
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