Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/div) in the field of plasma catalysis
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics as an institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (registered association) is the largest centre for fusion research in Europe with about 1,100 employees in Garching near Munich and Greifswald. The scientists are investigating the physical principles for a fusion power plant which – like the sun – generates energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. The research is carried out in seven experimental and theoretical projects aimed at developing nuclear fusion into an inexhaustible and safe source of energy for the future.
The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching offers within the ITER Technology & Diagnostics (ITED) Division a position for a
Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/div)
in the field of plasma catalysis
The plasma for gas conversion (P4G) group is working on topic of plasma conversion of low energy molecules into value added chemicals, by using low temperature plasmas. The research is contributing to power-to-gas initiative in the field of energy storage, hydrogen technology, and chemical energy carriers. Currently the group operates two microwave experiments covering the pressure range from low to atmospheric pressure, and focusing on fundamental understanding of the dominant CO2pathways with aim to optimize efficiency of the plasma CO2 conversion. The group is expanding towards the field of plasma catalysis (dry methane reforming, ammonia synthesis, etc.), operating both microwave plasmas and dielectric barrier discharges (DBD).
- Design and application of experiments at various plasma conditions and for various catalytic surfaces
- Identification, planning, and definition of possible in situ, in vacuo, and ex situ experiments for surface analysis
- Execution, evaluation, and dissemination of the test results w.r.t. implications for scientific advantage of plasma catalysis
- Responsibility for the plasma catalysis laboratory
Your profile / Our requirements
- Completed doctoral thesis, preferably in the field of plasma chemistry, plasma surface interaction, or catalysis
- Experience in chemical reaction engineering, thermal and plasma catalysis, plasma chemistry
- Experience in surface analysis techniques (e.g. XPS)
- Strong ability to interpret experimental data
- A strong scientific track record, including publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals
- An interesting job at one of the largest research institutes for fusion research
- Flexible working hours
- Training and further education opportunities
- Company pension scheme
- Family service and childcare facilities on the company premises
- Further social benefits (e.g. capital-forming benefits, discounted public transport tickets)
The position is limited to a duration of three years. The salary is based on the assignment of tasks and qualifications and goes up to pay group 13 according to the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD Bund).
The IPP seeks to increase the proportion of employed women in those areas where they are underrepresented and explicitly encourages women to apply for this position. The IPP is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
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Are you interested?
Then we are looking forward to your complete online application until September 24, 2021.