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Join our team as PhD-student or Postdoctoral Research Associate

September 13, 2021
Are you enthusiastic about catalytic processes, do you love challenges and would you like to work in a dedicated team? Then apply to us as a PhD-student or Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Several research departments have current job offers. Please visit our job postings.

Swapping the school bench for the lab bench

September 02, 2021
Seven new apprentices started their professional future at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung on September, 1st full of anticipation. Training manager Laila Sahraoui welcomed the new apprentices, whom she is supervising as successor to Petra Wedemann.

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Selective and energy saving transformation of chemicals and natural products.


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The focus of the research at the MPI für Kohlenforschung is on cutting edge topics in the field of chemical transformations. Cooperation of specialists in many areas is mandatory for maintaining a top level in our fundamental research, the ultimate goal of all research efforts at institute. Excellent research facilities and... 

Apprentice Program

The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung provides apprenticeships for professional training in different disciplines. Technicians for chemical and physical laboratories as well as mechanics and office workers are educated according to highest standards. At present, about 30 apprentices ...

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