PhD position (m/w/d)

Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V. an der Universität Rostock (LIKAT)

PhD position (m/f/d) – 417-01/2021

In the area of coordination chemistry/main group chemistry

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 groups of Catalysis of early transition metals in the department of Coordination chemistry and catalysis at LIKAT and the Chair of Inorganic and Organoelement Chemistry at the University of Rostock have an opening for a jointly supervised PhD position in this area.

Your task:

Your task will be the synthesis of new highly reactive hybrid main-group/organometallic systems for stoichiometric and catalytic bond activation reactions using photochemical techniques. Characterisation of these compounds and evaluation of the reactivity will be done using state-of-the art analytical and theoretical tools. The project will be jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Axel Schulz (University of Rostock) and PD Dr. Torsten Beweries (LIKAT Rostock).

Your competence:

You should hold a Diploma or Master degree in inorganic or physical chemistry or a related field with experience in the application of preparative organometallic or main group chemistry, a good understanding of the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry, outstanding motivation, and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary, international team are important prerequisites.

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 (E13 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 417-01/2021 to bewerbungen(at)catalysis.de until February 28, 2021.

For topic related questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Axel Schulz or PD Dr. Torsten Beweries (axel.schulz(at)uni-rostock.de, torsten.beweries(at)catalysis.de) directly. Please note that application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.

Further information: www.catalysis.de.