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 the art 400+ 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.
Postdoctoral position in applied polymer and organic chemistry at CAT Catalytic Center
We encourage highly motivated young scientists to apply for the open position. You will be part of an international and interdisciplinary research team. With your expertise you will contribute to the development of new processes based on alternative raw materials for the production of sustainable high performance polymers. Your tasks will further include the chemical development and improvement of catalytic systems and their evaluation and testing under industrial scale conditions.
Applicants must have a doctorate/Ph.D. or equivalent.
Highly motivated, open-minded and solution-oriented organic chemist/polymer chemist with a track record in applied homogeneous/organo catalysis and/or chemical process development
PhD degree in chemistry or chemical engineering
Experience in organic synthesis
Hands-on experience in catalytic polymer synthesis and/or thermoplastic materials is an advantage
Experience in project management and good communication skills
Fluent in written and spoken English
What we offer:
The position is for 1 year and is to be filled as soon as possible. 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
Please send your application by January 5, 2020 to
ITMC, CAT Catalytic Center, RWTH Aachen University
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