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Postdoctoral Fellow 100%

Paul Scherrer-Institut (PSI)

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Postdoctoral Fellow 100%


The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2000 people.

In the Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, nano-catalysts of controlled shape, size and composition are employed to develop better and sustainable catalytic processes. In situ and operando characterization using the synchrotron light source enables determining structure performance relations aiming at developing more active and selective catalysts.

For the development and application of carbon dioxide conversion to methanol over copper-zinc catalysts, we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Fellow
in heterogeneous catalysis
Your tasks
  • Targeted synthesis of supports and active sites for selective carbon dioxide hydrogenation
  • Development of novel synthetic methodologies for the tuning of the material physical and chemical properties aimed at improving catalytic performance
  • In situ characterization of the catalytic systems to understand the factors that contribute to high productivity/selectivity
  • Supervising students
Your profile
You hold a PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science. Furthermore, you have experience in catalyst synthesis, kinetic analysis and/or in situ synchrotron characterization. In particular, you are knowledgeable in combining results of these different fields. You enjoy working in a multidisciplinary group.
We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr Jeroen van Bokhoven, phone +41 56 310 50 46.

Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 5700-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Ramona Diener, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland