Postdoc, Energy Group: Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) 3193 views

Postdoc, Energy Group: Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)  – For the Catalysis for Energy Group looking for the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland.

Postdoctoral Fellow Tasks Involved

  1. Develop aging protocols (thermal, chemical and combined) to simulate aging of field aged diesel oxidation catalysts
  2. Characterize real-world catalysts based on Pt-alumina
  3. Assess their catalytic performance under simulated reaction conditions with realistic feed gas compositions
  4. Write competitive proposals for beamtime and conduct X-Ray absorption spectroscopy experiments
  5. Publication of the research results in scientific journals and their presentation at national / international conferences
  6. Report advances to the industrial partner on regular base

Requirements / Qualifications

  1. PhD degree in heterogeneous catalysis, preferably automotive exhaust catalysis
  2. Skills in characterization (XRD, BET, EM, TPD) of catalysts and corresponding data analysis and in catalyst testing
  3. Strong motivation for experimental work in an international team
  4. Good knowledge of English
  5. Command of German is advantageous for the communication with laboratory assistants and technicians

Benefits: Your employment contract is limited to two years.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr Oliver Kröcher, phone +41 56 310 20 66.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoc Fellow (Ref / Index no. 5105-02).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Ramona Diener, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

Quick Overview————-
OrganizationPaul Scherrer Institut
Fellowship LevelPostdoctoral
CountrySwitzerland
Subject areasMaterials and Matters, Life-Sciences, Chemistry
Fellowship amountvaries
EligibilityOpen to all nationalities
DeadlineNot mentioned
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