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 organocatalysis in the department of catalysis with renewables & platform chemicals has an opening for a position in this area.

Your task:

The development of homogenous binary sorbent systems for the capture of carbon dioxide at low partial pressures, e.g. from air. The development of new catalytic systems for the subsequent conversion of the captured carbon dioxide to value added products e.g. reduction to methanol.

Your competence:

A Diploma or Master degree in organic chemistry or a related field. Profound experience in organic synthesis and homogeneous catalysis. Outstanding motivation and willingness to work in an international interdisciplinary team.

Our offer:

We offer a challenging PhD position in an excellent, international environment at the LIKAT Rostock. The position is available from April 1, 2021 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 420-02/2021 to bewerbungen(at)catalysis.de until February 28, 2021.

For topic related questions, please contact PD Dr. Thomas Werner (Thomas.Werner(at)catalysis.de) directly.

Please note that application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.