Chemist (m/f/d) - with completed PhD - - - with completed PhD -

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Karlsruhe, Germany

Work group:

Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE)

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job description:

Within your contract, fundamental studies on actinide chemistry in aqueous solutions will be performed to derive a better description of fundamental binding properties and chemical characteristics in actinide compounds. Based on new studies focusing on high-resolution XAFS at KARA (Karlsruhe Research Accelerator) a systematic analysis of specifically prepared reference sample series will be performed.

Relevant aspects of your work include:

Experimental studies on aquatic chemistry of actinides and reference samples. Responsibility for preparation of well-defined aqueous samples of selected actinides (Pu, Np, U, Am, Cm) in defined matrix solutions. Control of actinide oxidation states, synthesis and spectroscopic analysis of reference samples for spectroscopy. XAFS-analysis of reference samples including sample preparation for measurements with high-resolution XAFS at KARA. Support of related measurement campaigns at KARA and integration of chemical-spectroscopic analysis with XAFS-studies and information from quantum chemistry.Documentation of the studies and publication of results at conferences and scientific Journals.

You have received a university degree (Diploma (Uni) / Master) and a PhD in chemistry. Several years of professional experience in the field of aquatic actinide chemistry, work with open radioactive samples as well as expertise in redox and complexation reactions are mandatory. Knowledge on fundamental spectroscopic tools and especially modern XAFS-techniques are required. Good English language skills in oral and writing is expected. Practical lab-experience in actinide chemistry, basic understanding of quantum chemical approaches and the ability to perform independent scientific work as well as to work in teams complete your profile.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

2 years

Application up to

June 21, .2019

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Altmaier, phone 0721 608-22592 or Dr. Rothe, phone 0721 608-24390.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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