IEK-11 – Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg Erneuerbare Energien
Area of research:
Scientific / postdoctoral posts
Electrochemical conversion of CO2 and biomass to valuable chemicals (synthetic fuels), especially the application of new real time analysis methods during these reactions for process optimization with regard to catalyst activity, selectivity and stability Electrochemical synthesis based on a fundamental approach coupled with in situ product analysis Contribution to the progress of method development Execution of experiments and analysis of data Writing of papers and presenting the results in conferences Representation of the institute in project meetings
Excellent university degree in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering / Material Science or a relevant discipline and PhD in the field of electrochemistry or electroorganic synthesis Good knowledge of organic chemistry, experience in organic synthesis and purification processes Strong interest in pursuing research in electrochemistry especially non-aqueous systems Good mechanical skills, interest in building up new devices / work stations Excellent organizational skills Ability to show initiative and work independently Excellent cooperation and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team Excellent skills in spoken and written English
A lively scientific environment within the institute and possibilities for cooperation with excellent partners at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen and abroad An excellent environment to perform sound, high-quality research at the international level Daily, hands-on experience in worldwide-unique electrochemical characterization techniques Excellent training in electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, material preparation/characterization, analytical chemistry Participating on project meetings, as well as on national and international conferences to present the results and to develop further competences A comprehensive further training programme Various opportunities to reconcile work and private life Limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)
Place of employment: ErlangenForschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.