Open Post-doc Fellow Position at MPI für Kohlenforschung in the Department of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Energy


Job Offer from October 12, 2023

The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr is a renowned research institution that is over 100 years old and has already received two Nobel Prizes in its history. The institute is engaged in basic research in the field of catalysis.

For the research group of PD Dr. Harun Tüysüz, we are searching for a post-doc fellow (m/f/d) in the field of “Photocatalysis and Halide Perovskites” for two years ideally starting from 01.01.2024.

Responsibilities / Job description

Halide perovskites have exceptional optical and electronic properties for solar light harvesting. The focus of the project is the synthesis, characterization, and understanding of new perovskite structures in powder and thin film morphologies for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical applications. The post-doc fellow will be in charge of the design, synthesis, characterization, device fabrication, as well as photocatalytic screening of halide perovskites. The position is remunerated according to TVÖD (Bund), and it is limited to two years with the possibility of further extension.  


  • A Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science within the last 3 years
  • Experience with synthesis and characterization of halide perovskites
  • Hands-on experience with the fabrication of perovskite solar cells
  • Experience in the exploitation of halide perovskites for photocatalytic and/or photoelectrochemical applications would be beneficial
  • Excellent English language and communication skills

Please send your application (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a copy of your certificates) as a PDF file via e-mail to .  
Further information about the research group activities can be found under the following link:

The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr conducts basic chemical research aimed at making chemical transformations as energy and resource-efficient as possible. Catalysis with all its facets is at the centre of the research. We offer an interesting, versatile and ambitious occupation in a well-respected research facility with an international surrounding.


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