Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Engineering/Process Development

Postdoctoral Position

Job Offer from January 18, 2024

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. The Department of Homogeneous Catalysis, led by Prof. Benjamin List, is currently looking for a motivated

Post-doc researcher (f/m/d)

in the field of chemical engineering and/or process development

Job Description:

The research of the group aims towards the invention of new strategies for the development of “perfect chemical reactions” that combine quantitative yields and high atom economy, while avoiding toxic solvents, protecting group strategies, extreme temperatures, or inert gas atmosphere. The focus of your activity within our group will be the development of methods for flow chemistry with recyclable solid catalysts toward the development of a large-scale process.


  • PhD or equivalent in chemical engineering/process development
  • Hands-on experience in flow chemistry
  • Knowledge of polymerization and polymer characterization
  • Experience in writing scientific manuscripts

Job offers:

  • The PostDoc will be remunerated according to the Max Planck Society´s funding guidelines for junior scientists according to TVöD (Bund).
  • You will benefit from the institute’s excellent access to bleeding-edge experimental infrastructure and intellectual resources, along with plenty of possibilities for personal and professional development in a highly interdisciplinary environment.
  • PostDoc positions are typically limited to 2 years, with the possibility to extend if the scientific progress and funding permits.


Please send a short motivation letter, your CV, brief research summary and contact information for two references at

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