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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Sci­ence, Depart­ment of Che­mis­try and Food Che­mis­try, Chair of Inor­ga­nic Mole­cu­lar Che­mis­try

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Posi­tion

(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The posi­tion is offe­red in a BMBF fun­ded pro­ject „Neu­ar­tige Kata­ly­sa­to­ren aus Rest­stof­fen für die Nut­zung fos­si­ler und bio­ge­ner Roh­stoffe in der Erd­öl­raf­fi­ne­rie“ (ReCaLl) star­ting as soon as pos­si­ble. The posi­tion ent­ails 50 % of the full­time weekly hours and is limi­ted until 31.08.2020. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by Fixed Term rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).

Work­ing field:

Inde­pen­dent rese­arch topic work, lea­ding to the deploy­ment of syn­the­sis rules by the syn­the­sis of zeo­litic and ampor­phous alu­mi­num con­tai­ning solid-acids, their tech­ni­cal junc­tion (indus­trial shaping) as well as post-syn­the­tic tre­at­ment, sin­gle step and pro­cess scale-up and cata­lyst cha­rac­te­riza­t­ion.


uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter or equi­va­lent) in che­mis­try; an inte­gra­tive and coope­ra­tive per­so­na­lity with high team­work abili­ties, self-moti­va­tion skills and orga­niza­t­io­nal talent; inte­rest in app­li­ca­tion-ori­en­ted che­mi­cal rese­arch; deep know­ledge in inor­ga­nic aqueous solid-state syn­the­sis, pre­fe­r­a­bly con­cerning fol­lo­wing topics: zeo­li­tes, amor­phous alu­mo­si­li­ca­tes and alu­mo­phos­pha­tes, respec­tively; expe­ri­ence in tem­plate syn­the­sis and post-syn­the­tic activa­tion pro­ce­du­res as well as ana­lyti­cal che­mis­try (pre­fe­r­a­bly sorp­tion pheno­mena) for solid-acid cha­rac­te­riza­t­ion; PC, Micro­soft Office and che­mi­cal soft­ware hand­ling know­ledge.

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions from women are par­tic­u­larly wel­come. The same applies to people with dis­ab­il­it­ies.
Please send your applic­a­tion doc­u­ments until 01.11.2017 (stamped arrival date of the uni­versity cent­ral mail ser­vice applies) to: TU Dresden, Fak­ultät Math­em­atik und Natur­wis­senschaften, Fachrich­tung Chemie und Lebens­mit­tel­chemie, Pro­fes­sur für Anor­gan­is­che Molekül­chemie, Herrn Prof. Dr. Jan J. Weig­and, 01062 Dresden or as a single pdf doc­u­ment via e-mail to (Please note: We are cur­rently not able to receive elec­tron­ic­ally signed and encryp­ted data.). Please sub­mit cop­ies only, as your applic­a­tion will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attend­ing inter­views can­not be reim­bursed.