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chemist or physicist (f/m/d) - PhD position in the field of surface chemistry and catalysis
- with 67% of the regular weekly working hours -

Organizational unit

Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG)

Job description

You will work within the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1441 TrackAct (Tracking the Active Site in Heterogeneous Catalysis) in close collaboration with our partner institutes. You are responsible for spectroscopic (IR, XPS and NEXAFS) characterization of metal/oxide catalysts in the form of both well-defined model systems and nanostructured powders using the ultrahigh vacuum apparatus at IFG and the NEXAFS apparatus at BESSY II. You also contribute to writing of papers and to presentation of the results at international conferences and seminars. The position is only suitable as part-time position.

Starting date

as soon as possible

Personal qualification

You have completed a university degree (Diplom (Uni)/Master) in chemistry or physics with solid knowledge in the field of surface science and catalysis. Working experience with advanced surface analysis methods is an advantage. You should have good written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to work in a team.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Yuemin Wang, Tel. +49 721 608 24110, E-Mail:

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 739/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 739/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


Personnel Support is provided by:
Personalservice (PSE) - Human Resources
Ms Ratzel
Phone: +49 721 608-25544,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany