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Postdoctoral Position in Chemistry

University of Konstanz

Fulltime, E 13 TV-L

The position is available from January 1st, 2020, for 21 months.

The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and Excellence Strategy since 2007.

The Chair of Chemical Materials Science is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work within the University of Konstanz, one of the top 10 German research universities, on catalytic upgrading of microalgae feedstocks.

The position is part of a project studying the extraction and catalytic conversion of algae lipids in supercritical carbon dioxide as a medium, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Your responsibilities

  • Design and implementation of a novel continuous flow high pressure reactor system
  • Safe operation of this system in continuous mode
  • Studies of immobilized molecular catalysts

Your profile

  • Excellent scientific track record
  • PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, ideally on Catalysis
  • Independent and responsible
  • Teamworker
  • Strong written and oral communications skills

We Offer

  • Excellent research environment for your qualification and development
  • Top level facilities and instrumentation
  • Dedicated existing team on this project
  • Competitive Salary

For informal inquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecking, We look forward to receiving your application including a letter of motivation, a CV detailing previous experience, and naming three potential academic references until 30th November 2019 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme ( Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88-4016).

Location: Konstanz - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st October 2019
Closes: 20th December 2019
Job Ref: 2019/274
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