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Postdoctoral Research Scientist (f/m/d) "In-situ nanoscale functional mapping of energy conversion materials"

Reference No.: EE 2019/24

The Helmholtz research group “Nanoscale Operando CO2 Photo-Electrocatalysis” headed by Dr. Christopher Kley at the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Department of Interface Science (Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya) focuses on material synthesis and nanoscale understanding of solid / liquid interfaces for applications in catalysis and energy conversion.


We offer a full-time postdoctoral researcher to work on the characterization of novel electro- and photoelectrocatalytic materials employing high spatiotemporal resolution atomic force microscopy under reaction conditions in liquid phase. Upon adapting existing cutting-edge AFM methodologies and protocols, the morphological and electronic properties of selected materials will be investigated in-situ / operando under external stimuli. Combined with advanced spectroscopic characterization tools and catalytic reactivity studies, nanoscale structure-property relationships at solid-liquid interfaces will be derived to guide the rational design of catalytic materials.

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Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae listing education, publications and research experience, a statement of motivation and career objective (max. 1 page), copies of transcripts, and names and contacts of two references.

What we offer

Fixed term contract for 24 months . The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

We particularly welcome applications from women. Preference will be given to handicapped applicants provided equal suitability.

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We look forward to receiving your application via our application management system by 21.08.2019. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by email or by mail in the application process.

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