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Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution: Paul Scherrer Institut
Location: Villigen, Aargau, Switzerland
Duties: Prepare and washcoat catalysts on conventional and 3D-printed monoliths. Assess catalytic performance under simulated feed of natural gas engines. Design catalytic testing protocols, e.g. periodic operation. Characterize aged catalysts using state-of-the-art methods
Requirements: PhD degree in heterogeneous catalysis, preferably environmental/automotive catalysis. Skills in catalyst testing on monolithic or powder catalysts and in catalyst characterization (XRD, BET, TEM, TPD) and corresponding data analysis. Strong motivation for experimental work in an international team. Good knowledge of English. Command of German is advantageous for the communication with lab assistants and technicians
   
Text: The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute 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 2100 people. For the Catalysis for Energy Processes Group we are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow Environmental catalysis Your tasks Prepare and washcoat catalysts on conventional and 3D-printed monoliths Assess catalytic performance under simulated feed of natural gas engines Design catalytic testing protocols, e.g. periodic operation Characterize aged catalysts using state-of-the-art methods Publication of the research results in scientific journals and their presentation at national/international conferences Report progress to the funding agency and the partners regularly Your profile PhD degree in heterogeneous catalysis, preferably environmental/automotive catalysis Skills in catalyst testing on monolithic or powder catalysts and in catalyst characterization (XRD, BET, TEM, TPD) and corresponding data analysis Strong motivation for experimental work in an international team Good knowledge of English Command of German is advantageous for the communication with lab assistants and technicians 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 Dr Davide Ferri, phone 41 56 310 27 81. Please submit your application online (including list of publications and addresses of referees) by 30 April 2019 for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 5105-00). Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland Apply online now
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