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RWTH Aachen - ITMC; CAT Catalytic Center

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

Work­ing field:

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.

Require­ments:

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.

RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity is cer­ti­fied as a "Family-Fri­endly Uni­ver­sity". We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from all sui­ta­bly qua­li­fied can­di­da­tes regard­less of gen­der. We par­ti­cu­larly wel­come and encou­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons from women, dis­ab­led per­sons and eth­nic mino­rity groups, reco­gni­zing they are under­re­p­re­sen­ted across RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. The princi­ples of fair and open com­pe­ti­tion apply and appoint­ments will be made on merit. RWTH Aachen is an equal oppor­tu­nities employer. We the­re­fore ask you not to include a photo in your app­li­ca­tion. For infor­ma­tion on the collec­tion of per­so­nal data pur­suant to Arti­cles 13 and 14 of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­tion (GDPR), please visit: http://www.rwth-aachen.de/dsgvo-information-bewerbung

How to ap­ply:

For fur­ther details, please con­tact

Vero­nica Grünt­zig
Tel.: +49 (0) 2418028594
Email: Veronica.Gruentzig@catalyticcenter.rwth-aachen.de


For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please visit our web­site at:
http://www.catalyticcenter.rwth-aachen.de

Please send your app­li­ca­tion by Novem­ber 30, 2019 to

Annika Gram­ber­ger
ITMC, CAT Cata­ly­tic Cen­ter, RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity
Wor­ring­erweg 2
52074 Aachen
Ger­many


You can also send your app­li­ca­tion via email to annika.gramberger@catalyticcenter.rwth-aachen.de. Please note, howe­ver, that com­mu­ni­ca­tion via unen­cryp­ted e-mail poses a threat to con­fi­den­tia­lity as it is poten­ti­ally vul­nera­ble to unaut­ho­ri­zed access by third par­ties.