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Annette Trunschke
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Open Positions
  Open Positions:  
The Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Fritz-Haber-Institut (FHI) der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin offers a

Ph.D. Position

in the field of heterogeneous catalysis over supported thin oxide films.
Your tasks:
The project aims at an understanding of relations between particle size, metal-support interaction, and reactivity in oxidation catalysis over supported thin oxide films. The work will involve preparation and modification of supported catalysts by application of a wide variety of synthetic techniques including for example spreading, impregnation, grafting and ALD/CVD. Active-phase-support interactions will be studied by using complementary physico-chemical and spectroscopic methods in cooperation with specialists at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry and external collaboration partners. The catalysts will be studied in oxidation reactions of small alkane molecules, olefins and alcohols.

The Ph.D. student will be involved in the collaboration of the FHI with the UniCat BASF JointLab at the Technical University Berlin.
Your profile:
The applicant is a team player who is interested to work in a multidisciplinary field. Background in synthetic inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, or related fields is important. A university degree in chemistry is required.
We offer:
The Ph.D. position is immediately available. You will work in the group “Reactivity”. See  ... ›› for further information. The Department of Inorganic Chemistry provides a stimulating, international research environment for obtaining further academic qualification. Berlin is a large, cosmopolitan and tolerant city that offers you a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Your application:
Please mail your application documents including

  • an application letter stating your motivation in this work
  • a detailed CV
  • a copy of the masters/diploma certificate (including grades)
  • two names of possible reviewers, and
  • a publication list

to Annette Trunschke  ... ›› using the code word “SLcat” in the subject heading at your earliest convenience.

Graduate students and Post-Docs who want to work in our research fields may send their application at any time directly to Annette Trunschke per mail  ... ›› However, depending on funding, there are not always free positions. Master students are also very welcome.
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