The Department of “Heterogeneous Reactions” at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC) is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/d).

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Synthesis of carbon materials by hydrothermal process
  • Characterization and analysis of carbon materials
  • Performance of (electro)catalytic tests
  • Handling of high pressure autoclaves
  • Literature studies
  • Information and communication within the project


  • Completed scientific higher education, doctorate in Natural Sciences or engineering with a focus on chemistry or analytics
  • Preferably relevant work experience in the fields of chemistry or physics
  • Experience in carbon synthesis
  • Experience in carbon and catalyst characterization
  • Preferably experience in the field of ammonia decomposition or methane fuel cells
  • Confident demeanor in dealing with colleagues and cooperation partners, good communication and presentation skills
  • Very good knowledge of the English language (spoken and written) is necessary and preferably also of German
  • Self-motivated personality with independent, target-oriented, and structured way of working.
  • High degrees of self-initiative, resilience, creativity and flexibility as well as collaborative skills are prerequisites.


Send application with all important documents preferably by email (as single pdf document) with the subject “SH003” to

—————–Quick Overview————-

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Natural Sciences, Engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline October 18, 2020

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