Two postdoctoral position openings in the field of nanocatalysis

The positions are open at the Department of Nanocatalysis, within a project oriented on biomass conversion. The new team members willl focus on the synthesis, chatracterization and testing of nanocatalysts and will be involved in the design and operation of custom equipment, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, and publication of results. We welcome candidates who have extended experience with the characterization of model or industrial catalyst.

Type of contract: Temporary

Job status: Part-time


  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering or a related field
  • required research experience: 1 - 4 years
  • expertise in the synthesis and  characterization of single and multicomponent  nanocatalysts
  • experience with electron microscopy
  • experience in catalyst testing using mass spectroscopy and/or gas chromatography
  • skilled in data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation
  • experience with X-ray based characterization techniques or infrared spectroscopy a plus
  • good scientific publication record


- 25 days paid leave of absence (holidays) per year + 3 days of paid sick-leave in addition  to the statutory insurance
- Flexible working-time, the possibility of part-time work, work-life balance
- Lunch vouchers
- Subsidy for sport and cultural activities
- Recreation subsidy, recreation subsidy for children
- Possibility of attending children groups of the CAS
- Possibility to use discounts in recreation centers of the CAS
- Sports goods rental, free parking, trade union library
- Language courses
- Accommodation facilities

Eligibility criteria

Cover Letter, CV, copies of diplomas or information about the expected date of defense, brief summary of previous research activities and complete list of publications, and at least two letters of references to be sent by the referees directly to Please, write in the subject line of your email SC2021_25.

Selection Process

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Application deadline
8. 12. 2021