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Postdoctoral Research Associate (m/f/div)

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. The initial appointment is for one year; however, it may be extended by mutual agreement if the candidate is a good fit for the position.

The successful applicant will develop bimetallic transition metal-based catalytic systems capable of using green energy to open divergent reactions on small molecules relevant to energy research.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • A master’s degree and a Ph.D. degree in molecular chemistry or a related field
  • Candidates must show a solid background in organometallic chemistry, with an emphasis on synthetic aspects
  • A proven scientific track record with first-author publications in reputable journals
  • Experience in the handling of air-sensitive and thermally labile organometallic compounds is desired
  • Experience with standard structural characterization techniques, such as NMR, X-ray diffractometry, and mass spectrometry is required
  • Experience with IR, UV-vis spectroscopy, GC, GC-MS, and photochemistry is an advantage
  • Excellent English language proficiency (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated personality with an independent, target-oriented, and systematic working style; a high degree of creativity, as well as excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills

Our offer:

  • The successful candidate will be integrated into an interdisciplinary and international group jointly between the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion and the Ruhr University Bochum.
  • The postdoctoral position will be remunerated according to TVöD (Bund) in line with your qualifications and professional experience.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are under represented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Please send your application documents in a single PDF document (including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of your degree certificates, and contact information of two references) by e-mail, with the reference code “CW001” on or before March 31, 2023 to:

Dr. Christophe Werlé
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Stiftstraße 34-36, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

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