Postdoctoral position in Computational Chemistry 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 500 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 demonstrated education in Theoretical Chemistry
-PhD degree in chemistry
-Experience in catalyst research and catalyst design
-Experience in organic chemistry and experimental work at chemical laboratories
-Independent working with scripting languages and HPC-computing is expected
-Fluently in written and spoken English

Your responsibilities

As a member of our interdisciplinary team you will be responsible for computational modelling of catalysis and organic reaction mechanisms. You will support the development of novel catalysts for various chemical transformations in the context of sustainable polymer chemistry. This includes search and development of innovative catalyst lead structures for competitive industrial applications.

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. Option of prolongation until 5 years.
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:31.03.2018
Mailing Address:Martina Statz-Reuther
ITMC, CAT Catalytic Center
Worringerweg 2
52074 Aachen
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