TU Darmstadt, the first autonomous university in Germany, stands for excellent, relevant science with an interdisciplinary profile. At the Department of Chemistry, the CRC1487 Iron, upgraded! and in specific the working group on Catalysts and Electrocatalysts (Prof. Ulrike I. Kramm) is searching for aResearch Assistant/ Doctoral Researcher (all genders)
The position is available from the next possible starting date initially limited until 30.06.2026.
Your Tasks: You will perform ex situ and in situ spectroscopic characterization of iron based catalysts for selective oxidation reactions that are performed in a temperature window of 200 – 400 °C by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. A related reactor is available. You will need to perform the organization of in situ campains as well as to conduct such measurements and the related data analysis. Experiments will be run in our Mössbauer laboratory or at the synchrotron.
On the basis of first results, the reactor should be further developed to enable the coupling with other techniques (e. g. Raman spectroscopy, coop.)
Your Profile: You studied chemistry, physics, materials science or a related discipline and completed with a masters degree and feel comfortable to work on an interdisciplinary topic and methodological aspects. Pre-requested are fundamental knowledge in the field of spectroscopy and heterogeneous catalysis.
Ideally, you are already familiar with 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, in situ/operando spectroscopy and/or experiments at synchrotron beamlines.
You have very good communication skills in German and English, both in written and oral form. Moreover, you have good skills in time managements and travelling (beamtimes at synchrotrons, conferences).
The CRC 1487 “Iron, upgraded!” addresses a fundamental research question: How does the chemical environment of iron affect its intrinsic properties? Based on a fundamental understanding of this question, the research consortium aims to upgrade iron towards new functionalities and fields of application where it can replace critical raw materials such as platinum or niobium. More detailed information on the CRC1487 is provided online: www. chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/iron-upgraded
If all requirements are fulfilled, the opportunity for a doctoral dissertation (Promotion) will be given. Within the CRC and also from TU Darmstadt there are various offers in terms of further education, and the employee will receive a public transportation ticket for the state Hesse (within the applicableupdated version).
The CRC1487 wants to use the strengths and potentials associated with a diverse research team, particularly with a view to gender equality.
The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.
The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.
Applications should contain the following documents: Motivation letter, CV, certificates, recommendation letter to conduct a PhD thesis (in case you studied at a university of applied sciences). In case of questions, please send them to the working group of Prof. Kramm under the given subject ([email protected], Subject: A02 – Doctoral researcher – Question)
Code No. 127Published on
March 01, 2023Application deadline
March 15, 2023