The Max Planck Research Group of Synergistic Organometallic Catalysis at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion is inviting applications from a highly motivated doctoral candidate (m/f/d) with a solid background in synthetic organometallic chemistry and catalysis.
About the research:
- This PhD project aims to design and develop synergistic transition-metal based catalytic systems capable of using green energy as a promotor to activate small molecules relevant in energy research.
- The candidate will synthesize and study new molecular complexes that are predicted to activate thermodynamically stable building-blocks for the efficient and sustainable formation of C–C, C-N, C-O bonds.
- The project will be the direct investigation of reactive intermediates that are the keys to understanding bond making and breaking reactions allowing for further optimization of the catalytic cycles.
- Applicants must hold a master’s degree in Chemistry or a related subject.
- Candidates must show solid background in fundamental organometallic chemistry, with emphasis on synthetic aspects.
- Experience in the handling of air-sensitive and thermally labile organometallic compounds; standard structural characterization techniques such as NMR, X-ray diffractometry, and mass spectrometry is required.
- Experience with IR, UV-vis spectroscopy, GC, GC-MS, Photochemistry is an advantage.
- Applicant must possess excellent English-language proficiency (verbal and written).
- Self-motivated personality with an independent, target-oriented, and systematic working style. A high degree of creativity and flexibility, as well as excellent collaborative skills.
Application documents in a single PDF document to be sent to Dr. Werlé via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference code “CW004” in the subject line) including:
- Cover letter with a description of intent
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copies of degree certificates
- Contact information of two references
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||May 31, 2020|