For the research group of PD Dr. Harun Tüysüz we are searching for a

PhD student (m/f/d)
in the field of “Materials Science and Heterogeneous Catalysis”
in full time (39 hours).

The position is available starting from 01/06/2020.

Responsibilities
•    Description of project: The project is associated with the Carbon2Chem  
     consortium that focuses on conversion of steel mill gases into bulk chemicals and
     materials. The focus of our sub-project is development of solid catalysts for
     conversion of CO to polymer and studying structure-activity relationships.
•    Tasks: Preparation and characterization of solid catalysts and their screening for
     CO conversion, and investigation of the reaction mechanism.
•    Further description: The project is coordinated between the institute and an
     industrial partner. There will be a close cooperation with the industrial partner.

Requirements
•    Bachelor / Master Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
•    The knowledge of  materials synthesis and catalysis would be desirable
•    Very good German and English language skills
•    Ability to work in a team and good communication skills

Please send your application (including 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 here.

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.  The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung is anxious to promote especially the career of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Therefor we are looking forward to replies of female applicants. As well applications of convenient severely disabled and equated candidates are explicitly welcome.

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