PhD position (m/f/d)
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. (LIKAT), Rostock
The Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT Rostock) with approx. 300
employees and guests is one of the leading European research institutions in
the field of catalysis. LIKAT is a competent partner for the research and
development of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts as well as catalytic
processes and technologies. LIKATs focus is on application-oriented basic
research and applied research. Therefore, it cooperates with industrial
companies and research institutes worldwide.
The research group of Udo Kragl and Esteban Mejía in the department of Polymer
Chemistry and Catalysis has an opening for a position in this area.
Development of new silicon-containing monomers and cross-linkers for the
preparation of silicones and silicon-containing polymers with tailored
Preparation and characterization of catalysts for silicone cross-linking
Establishment of recycling methodologies for post-consumer silicone waste
Writing of high-quality reports, scientific publications, and patents
We are looking for a PhD candidate with a Diploma or Master (or equivalent
qualification) in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with experience in
organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, and catalysis.
Experience in polymer synthesis and characterization is advantageous. We
particularly encourage applications from women. A proficient use of written
and spoken English is requisite. German knowledge is not require.
We offer a challenging PhD position in an excellent, international environment
at the LIKAT Rostock. The position is available from March 1, 2022 and limited
to 3 years. Extension is possible upon mutual agreement. Place of work is
Rostock. The salary is based on public service rates of the German states (E
13 TV-L, 50%).
LIKAT supports professional equality of women and men and so applications from
women are most welcome. In areas where women are underrepresented at LIKAT
preference will be given to women with equal qualification. Disabled
applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential
Please, send your application (including C.V., list of publications, copies
of relevant examination certificates and names contact information of two
referees) as an e-mail (in one pdf file with a max. size of 25 MB) by
e-mail quoting the reference number 405-03/2022 to
bewerbungen(at)catalysis.de until February 28, 2022.
For topic related questions, please contact PD Dr. habil. Esteban Mejía
Please note that application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.