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 “Heterogeneous Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation” for one year starting from 01.01.2024.

Job description

The project deals with the design of nanostructured transitional metal catalysts and investigating their catalytic functionalities for CO2 hydrogenation. The project explores CO2 conversion into value-added products, as well as metabolic intermediates in the context of prebiotic chemistry. More details about the project can be found in the group´s recent publications. The post-doc fellow will be responsible for the design, synthesis, characterization, and catalytic screening of solid catalysts for CO2 reduction. The position is remunerated according to TVÖD (Bund), and it is limited to one year with the possibility of further extension.  


  • A Ph.D. Degree in chemistry or chemical engineering within the last 3 years
  • Hands-on experience with heterogeneous catalysis and CO2 chemistry  
  • Practical skills with batch and continuous flow reactor systems
  • 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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