Postdoctoral position in applied organometallic chemistry and catalysis at CAT Catalytic Center



Martina Statz-Reuther


+49 241 80 28593



ITMC; CAT Catalytic Center

Our profile

CAT Catalytic Center is a collaborative research facility of RWTH Aachen University and Covestro AG, where an international and interdisciplinary team of around 30 dedicated researchers is working in a state of art 400 m2 research facility. At CAT Catalytic Center researchers work in a close cooperation together with academia and industry to find innovative solutions and develop molecules to new products. This cooperative research provides both partners an ideal forum for generating ideas, being part of a joint development and turning them into future applications. Applied catalysis and sustainable development for polymers are some of the key research topics at CAT Catalytic Center. Our goal is to improve processes and create new products and thereby save energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Your profile

-Highly motivated, open-minded and solution-oriented chemist with a track record in applied organometallic chemistry and/or catalysis
-Experience in catalysis for the synthesis of organic molecules or polymers is an advantage
-PhD degree in organometallic or organic chemistry
-Fluently in written and spoken English

Your responsibilities

We encourage high motivated young scientists to apply for the open position. You will be part of an international and interdisciplinary research team. With your expertise you will contribute to the development of new processes based on alternative raw materials for the production of sustainable high performance polymers. Your tasks will further include the chemical development and improvement of catalyst systems and test it under industrial scale conditions.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a public servant.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and 1 year.
This is a full-time position.
Applicants must have a doctorate/Ph.D. or equivalent.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a Family-Friendly University.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University.
The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Application deadline:10.11.2017
Mailing Address:Martina Statz-Reuther
ITMC, CAT Catalytic Center
Worringerweg 2
52074 Aachen
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