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Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty II - Institute of Chemistry - BasCat - UniCat BASF JointLab

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistant - 0.67 working time - salary grade 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

Unlocking new raw materials, new catalysts, and new processes is necessary to achieve a sustainable, energy- and atom-efficient circular economy (closed carbon cycle). BasCat - UniCat BASF JointLab explores possibilities to use green hydrogen and waste (e.g., plastic waste, biomass, carbon dioxide from exhaust gases) as raw materials. Our mission is to produce essential platform chemicals in sustainable value chains. The focus of the interdisciplinary project team at the Technical University of Berlin is on heterogeneous catalysis.

There is the possibility of a doctorate.

Working field:

Within the scope of a BMBF project, the catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of cellulosic biomass is investigated to enable a shift to green building blocks. The project aims at a direct continuous-flow process yielding terminal diols.

  • Kinetic studies in flow and batch reactors (plug-flow, trickle bed, or autoclave reactors)
  • Detailed catalyst characterization (before and after reaction)
  • Integration of experimental work into a digital work-flow

The obtained data will be used by project partners for machine learning assisted simulation of reaction networks and prediction of catalytic performance.


Successfully completed scientific university degree (diploma, master's degree or equivalent) in chemistry or chemical engineering.

Mandatory qualifications:

  • Experience in kinetic investigations (flow reactors or autoclaves)
  • Alternatively: Experience in characterizing inorganic materials (solid catalysts)
  • Good knowledge of German and/or English required; willingness to acquire the respective missing language skills

Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience in educt/product analysis for biomass conversions (e.g. GC/MS, GC/FID, HPLC, 1D and 2D NMR, 2DGG, and GPC)

How to apply:

Applications should include the reference number of the advertised position and the appropriate documents (e.g., cover letter, CV, copy of the certificates of your Diplom / Master degree, a summary of your M.Sc. Thesis, and a publication record if applicable). Please send your complete application in one single pdf file via E-Mail to Dr. Al-Naji:

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, BasCat - Sekr. EW K-01, Hardenbergstr. 36, D-10623 Berlin