The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC) in Mülheim
an der Ruhr studies fundamental chemical processes for energy storage in
chemical molecules. The department of “Inorganic Spectroscopy” is presently
looking for a candidate for a PhD student or Postdoc position (m/f/d) in
The position is available immediately. The doctoral researcher will work on a
3-year-doctoral-program and the postdoctoral position is initially for 24
months, with the possibility of an additional one-year renewal.
The appointed researcher will utilize a wide range of advanced X-ray
spectroscopic approaches, coupled to in-house spectroscopy and theory, to
understand reactive intermediates in (bio)inorganic catalysis. The MPI CEC
provides a unique environment, which brings together state-of-the-art
experimental approaches with theory to understand challenging question in
energy research. This position thus provides the possibility to conduct
pioneering research at the interface of theory and experiment.
For the PhD position, we require the Master's degree certificate and for the
postdoctoral position, we also require the PhD degree in inorganic/physical
chemistry or a related discipline. The candidate should have a strong
background in inorganic chemistry, a solid understanding of spectroscopy, and
a sound foundation in basic concepts of molecular orbital and ligand field
We offer an international, dynamic working environment in a renowned research
institute, family-friendly jobs and flexible working hours. The PhD will be
remunerated according to the Max Planck Society´s funding guidelines for
junior scientists and the postdoctoral position according to TVöD (Bund) in
line with your qualifications and professional experience.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals
with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from
such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to
increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented
and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Your detailed application should include a cover letter with description of
past experience, a curriculum vitae with the contact details of three referees
and a copy of your degree certificate. If we have aroused your interest then
please send your application preferably in digital form until 31 st August
2022 stating the reference code “SD015” to:
Professor Dr. Serena DeBeer
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
45470 Muelheim an der Ruhr
Encrypted data transfer is possible on the site Cryptshare.mpg.de.
Further information regarding the data protection for applicants can be found
on our webpage:
https: // www. cec.mpg.de/en/career/data-protection-information-for-applicants