University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Essen, Germany

We are one of the youngest universities in Germany and think in terms of possibilities, not limitations. In the heart of the Ruhr Region, we develop ideas of the future at our 11 faculties. We are strong in research and teaching, live diversity, support potential and are highly committed to an educational equality that has earned this name.

The University of Duisburg-Essen at Campus Duisburg is seeking candidates for the Faculty of Engineering, Nanoparticle Process Technology Division, The Winterer Group, a

Postdoctoral Research Associate (w/m/d)
(Salary Grade (Besoldungsgruppe) A 13 LBesO NRW)

The Division Nanoparticle Process Technology / the Winterer Group
is investigating gas phase synthesis, processing of nanoparticles up to the device level and the structural characterization including quantitative data analysis. We are participating as principal investigators in the Research Unit 2284 (Model based scalable gas phase synthesis of complex nanoparticles) and the Collaborative Research Center 247 (Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysis in the liquid phase – Materials and Mechanisms in thermal, electro- and photo-catalysis).

Your field of responsibility:

  • Research
    Development, design, construction and operation of in situ / operando process analytics (with focus on X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray scattering, but also molecular beam mass spectrometry, laser spectroscopy and laser scattering) for the observation of dynamic processes in chemical vapor synthesis, during colloidal processing or sintering of nanoscaled particles or in applications such as photocatalysis.
  • Teaching and administration
    Supervision of scientific instruments. Assisting in preparing and teaching of lectures, tutorials and
    labcourses (4 course hours), tutoring of students and scientific assistants and support in administrative
    tasks. Assisting in the development of new DFG-projects and other fundraising activities.

Your Profile:
Successfully completed university study program of 8 Semesters and PhD in physics, physical chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or electrical engineering.

Knowledge and experience in experimental methods of solid state physics, laser physics, physical chemistry, materials science or chemical engineering.

Starting: 01.05.2020

Duration: 3 years

Working hours: full position (100 percent)

Deadline for applications: 12.04.2020

The University of Duisburg- Essen aims at promoting the diversity of its members (see
The University Duisburg-Essen has been awarded the “Total-E-Quality-Award” for its effort to promote gender equality. It aims to increase the share of women in the scientific personnel and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Women will be preferentially considered when equally qualified according to the state equality law.
Applications from disabled or equivalents according to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX are encouraged.

Please send your application with the usual documents as PDF file via e-mail with reference number 184-20 to Prof. Dr. Markus Winterer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Engineering, 47057 Duisburg, phone 0203 379 4446, mail

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Postdoctoral Research Associate