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Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  Postdoctoral
position(s).

The Department of Interface Science (https://isc.fhi-berlin.mpg.de) headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya at the Fritz-Haber-Institute carries out cutting-edge research on advanced functional materials with applications in heterogeneous catalysis, energy conversion and electrochemistry. By combining unique synthesis methods, state-of-the art tools for experimental characterization and advanced approaches to data analysis, atomistic details of thermal catalysis and electrochemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces are revealed. In particular, structure-reactivity correlations on nanostructured materials can be established, paving the way for the rational design of novel catalytic materials.

We are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher for the newly formed liquid phase electron microscopy group (https://isc.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/grp/seewee) at the Department of Interface Science.

PROJECT

Morphological Changes in Nanoscale Electrocatalysts during Electrochemical Cycling

The successful applicant will work with electrochemists in the Department to perform in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) experiments looking at nanoscale electrocatalysts under electrochemical cycling. These studies aim to investigate how electrocatalysts change under working conditions and understand how these changes affect their catalytic properties. Other responsibilities include routine characterization of samples from the Department using electron microscopy and its associated spectroscopic techniques. The Fritz Haber Institute has three TEMs on campus; a double-corrected JEOL ARM, an image- corrected Thermo Fisher Titan, and a Thermo Fisher Talos. The Department of Interface Science also has its own state-of-the-art environmental SEM.

The PhD position is limited to two years.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in the physical sciences. Working knowledge of TEM is required. Candidates with experience in one of the following areas are preferred.

  1. Liquid cell TEM, especially for applications in electrochemistry
  2. Electron tomography and tomographic reconstruction
  3. Automated image processing and analysis of electron microscope images

YOUR APPLICATION

Send your application as soon as possible but latest by September 15, 2019 via e-mail to swchee@fhi-berlin.mpg.de including the following documents

  • curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications
  • names and email addresses of three references

For more information, please contact:

    Dr. See Wee Chee
    swchee@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
    Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Faradayweg 4-6
    14195 Berlin

MAX PLANCK SOCIETY

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  Postdoctoral
position(s).

We are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher for the newly formed liquid phase electron microscopy group (https://isc.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/grp/seewee) at the Department of Interface Science.

PROJECT

Morphological Changes in Nanoscale Electrocatalysts during Electrochemical Cycling

The successful applicant will work with electrochemists in the Department to perform in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) experiments looking at nanoscale electrocatalysts under electrochemical cycling. These studies aim to investigate how electrocatalysts change under working conditions and understand how these changes affect their catalytic properties. Other responsibilities include routine characterization of samples from the Department using electron microscopy and its associated spectroscopic techniques. The Fritz Haber Institute has three TEMs on campus; a double-corrected JEOL ARM, an image- corrected Thermo Fisher Titan, and a Thermo Fisher Talos. The Department of Interface Science also has its own state-of-the-art environmental SEM.

The PhD position is limited to three years.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in the physical sciences. Working knowledge of TEM is required. Candidates with experience in one of the following areas are preferred.

1. Liquid cell TEM, especially for applications in electrochemistry
2. Electron tomography and tomographic reconstruction
3. Automated image processing and analysis of electron microscope images

YOUR APPLICATION

Send your application as soon as possible but latest by September 15, 2019 via e-mail to swchee@fhi-berlin.mpg.de including the following documents

• curriculum vitae • a list of publications • names and email addresses of three references For more information, please contact
Dr. See Wee Chee
swchee@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)
position(s).

The Helmholtz research group “Nanoscale Operando CO2 Photo-Electrocatalysis” headed by Dr. Christopher Kley at the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Department of Interface Science (Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya) focuses on material synthesis and nanoscale understanding of solid / liquid interfaces for applications in catalysis and energy conversion. We are currently looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) "In-situ nanoscale functional mapping of energy conversion materials"

Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB) Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (FHI)

Position
We offer a full-time postdoctoral researcher to work on the characterization of novel electro- and photoelectrocatalytic materials employing high spatiotemporal resolution atomic force microscopy under reaction conditions in liquid phase. Upon adapting existing cutting-edge AFM methodologies and protocols, the morphological and electronic properties of selected materials will be investigated in-situ / operando under external stimuli. Combined with advanced spectroscopic characterization tools and catalytic reactivity studies, nanoscale structure-property relationships at solid-liquid interfaces will be derived to guide the rational design of catalytic materials.

Your profile
Required:
• PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, or appropriate field related to surface science and / or physical chemistry.
• Proven expertise in environmental atomic force microscopy (e.g. c-AFM, KPFM, or electrochemical AFM) or electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy and data analysis.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Preferred:
• Self-motivated, detail- and goal-oriented with excellent problem solving skills in a multi-disciplinary team.
• Good data collection, analysis, and presentation skills.
• Proven track record with scanning probe high-resolution imaging in liquids.
• Knowledge about electrochemistry and nanoscale characterization methods.
Our offer:
• Fixed term contract for 24 months. The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).
• Stimulating interdisciplinary environment with unique access to state-of-the-art synthesis and characterization tools, cutting edge research facilities and collaborations at HZB and FHI.
• Work place at the Fritz Haber Institute located in the quiet south-west of Germany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city offering a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae listing education, publications and research experience, a statement of motivation and career objective (max. 1 page), copies of transcripts, and names and contacts of two references via our application management system (https://recruitingapp-5181.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/949/Description/2?lang=eng) as soon as possible, but latest by August 21, 2019. Contact for further information: Dr. Christopher Kley, EE-NCO-app@helmholtz-berlin.de.

We aim to increase the participation of women in research, therefore applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications. We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares her or his consent.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  1 PhD Position
position(s).

The topic of the project is the investigation of catalytic processes occurring on surfaces of thin film catalyst models. Such models mimic relevant aspects of a real world catalysts, but have a reduced complexity. In contrast, real world catalysts are very complex. This often prohibits to understand catalytic processes in detail, while this is more easily possible for catalyst models. Central aspects of the project are the development of thin film preparation recipes and the study of reactions at the surfaces. Several surface-sensitive experimental methods will be applied under vacuum conditions and at elevated pressures.

The PhD position is limited to three years.

REQUIREMENTS

The applicants should hold excellent degrees in physics or chemistry. Experience in vacuum technology and methods for surface investigations would be profitable.

YOUR APPLICATION

Your application should include
• a CV focusing on scientific aspects of your career.
• a motivation letter explaining why you apply for this position (one page at most).
• a list of publications.
• copies of academic certificates.
• names and email addresses of two referees.

Send your application by email to kuhlenbeck@fhi-berlin.mpg.de .

For more information please contact

Dr. Helmut Kuhlenbeck
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
Germany

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  1 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD position
position(s).

The Department of Interface Science (https://isc.fhi-berlin.mpg.de) headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya at the Fritz-Haber-Institute carries out cutting-edge research on advanced functional materials with applications in heterogeneous catalysis, energy conversion and electrochemistry. By combining unique synthesis methods, state-of-the art tools for experimental characterization and advanced approaches to data analysis, atomistic details of thermal catalysis and electrochemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces are revealed. In particular, structure-reactivity correlations on nanostructured materials can be established, paving the way for the rational design of novel catalytic materials.

The Department of Interface Science at the Fritz-Haber-Institut offers

1 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD position

PROJECT

Probing the structure of advanced materials for thermal and electrocatalysis using synchrotron radiation
Synchrotron radiation facilities are powerful X-ray sources that can host numerous experimental techniques, such as X-ray spectroscopies, scattering and imaging. Unique features of synchrotron radiation, including high intensity and broad energy spectrum, make these sources ideally suited for in situ and operando investigations of advanced materials. A central aspect of this project is the application and development of complimentary synchrotron radiation techniques (X-ray absorption spectroscopy, high-energy X-ray diffraction coupled with pair distribution function analysis, small-angle X-ray scattering) that provide information about the transformations of the catalyst structure and composition on different length scales under catalytically relevant conditions.

The PostDoc position is initially limited to two years with the option for an extension. The PhD position is typically for three years.

REQUIREMENTS

For PostDoc applicant:
PhD degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related field. Experience with synchrotron-based techniques (X-ray absorption spectroscopy, high-energy X-ray diffraction coupled with pair distribution function analysis or small-angle X-ray scattering) is required. Good language and communication skills in English are needed. Basic programming skills and experience and interest in data analysis and data science would be profitable.

For PhD applicant:
Master degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related field. Previous experience with synchrotron-based techniques (X-ray absorption spectroscopy, high-energy X-ray diffraction coupled with pair distribution function analysis or small-angle X-ray scattering) would be beneficial but not mandatory. Good language and communication skills in English are needed. Basic programming skills and experience and/or interest in data analysis and data science would be profitable.

YOUR APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, list of publications, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references by email as PDF files to the Group Leader Dr. Janis Timoshenko (janis@fhi-berlin.mpg.de). Applications will be accepted from immediately until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Send your application as soon as possible by email to janis@fhi-berlin.mpg.de but latest by June 20, 2019.

MAX PLANCK SOCIETY

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  PhD position
position(s).

The Department of Interface Science headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya at the Fritz-Haber-Institute is focused on the understanding of chemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces of nanostructures for applications in the field of catalysis. The aim is to fully explore physico-chemical properties of highly controllable atomic surface structures.

1 PhD Position

Unraveling the growth mechanism of shaped nanoparticles towards a rational design of novel catalysts for CO2 revalorization

There is an open PhD position in a joint proposal on nanoparticle (NP) research in the context of the Max-Planck-EPFL Center for Molecular Nanoscience and Technology.

The successful applicant will investigate the synthesis of novel nanoarchitectured catalysts as well as the evaluation of their reactivity. Both, the electroreduction of CO2 as well as its thermal hydrogenation, will be studied by means of H-type electrochemical cells and packed-bed mass flow reactors, respectively.

In collaboration with EPFL, we propose to derive mechanistic insights from the direct observation of NP nucleation and growth, to translate them into novel synthetic strategies, and to study the reactivity of such rationally designed catalysts. Exchange visits between both research centers are planned to give the student the opportunity to learn and use a broad range of techniques during his/her PhD and to collaborate with other students and scientists at the partner institution.

REQUIREMENTS

Required qualifications include a Master or BS in Chemistry, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering. Previous experience on the topics mentioned above is not required but would be of benefit.

YOUR APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references by email as PDF files to Dr. Rosa Aran (rosaaranais@fhi-berlin.mpg.de) by March 17, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  PhD position
position(s).

2 PhD Positions

The Department of Interface Science headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya at the Fritz-Haber-Institute is focused on the understanding of chemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces of nanostructures for applications in the field of catalysis. The aim is to fully explore physico-chemical properties of highly controllable atomic surface structures.

We are currently looking for two PhD students to support our Scanning Probe Microscopy group activities. The group has a long standing expertise in this research field. Two fully equipped and operational low temperature scanning probe microscopes are available for two independent projects. The following research topics are examples of the investigations that will be undertaken.

“Inelastic Tunneling Spectroscopy of Small Molecules Bound to Metal Supports”

In the efforts to understand essential processes in heterogeneous catalysis, the activation of small, inert molecules like CO2 constitute a long standing challenge. This project aims to address this at the single molecule level.

Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) with a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) is a technique capable of investigating the local structure, chemical fingerprints as well as identifying the intermediate steps involved in chemical reactions at surfaces. Here, we propose to study the detailed reaction mechanism and steps involved in the activation of small molecules interacting with various surface species by STM-IETS. The project is focused on the analysis of different sample systems as well as to conduct methodological development.

“Identification of Subsurface Oxygen Interacting with CO2 on Metal Single Crystals”

The second project makes use of a broader range of surface science methods connected to one of our low temperature scanning probe microscopes. The goal is to combine low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) as well as its versatile spectroscopy modes together with standard Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) and Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD) surface science methods on the same materials system.

Here we plan to specifically focus on the activation process of CO2 in the presence of oxygen species. It triggers the formation of new surface structures, modifying the chemical reactivity and atomic density. The creation, characterization and promotion of subsurface oxygen species as well as intermediates in the context of CO2 activation are planned.

REQUIREMENTS

A master degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, or another appropriate field related to physical chemistry and/or surface science. Expertise with at least two, and preferably more, of the following would be valued:
(1) scanning probe microscopy techniques, (2) skills with ultra‐high vacuum technology, (3) knowledge in 2D materials and surface physics, (4) background in electronics, (5) software development and/or (6) practical skill. We expect a high degree of commitment, independence, initiative, good language and communication skills in English.

YOUR APPLICATION

Send a cover letter with information about your master thesis and possible experiences with SPM, a Curriculum Vitae, and two contact references to Markus Heyde (heyde@fhi-berlin.mpg.de).

Closing date: Applications will be accepted from immediately until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.



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