The Center of Operando Spectroscopy Studies of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen, Switzerland is now looking for a PhD Student in heterogeneous catalysis and in situ / operando spectroscopy.
The Swiss National Science Foundation Sinergia project provides a concerted effort to design novel high-performance thermocatalysts for CO2 transformation in higher alcohols. In this context, your work will be focused on uncovering the structure activity- selectivity relationships in heterogeneous catalysts using in situ and operando spectroscopy. Your input to the molecular-level understanding of the catalytic processes will help other partners to rationalize the high-throughput-obtained catalytic trends and guide the computational chemistry toward more realistic scenarios.
You should have a university degree (Master or equivalent) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or a related field. Knowledge of physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or material science. Experience in experimental work in one of the fields: analysis, electrochemistry, material science, or spectroscopy is an asset. You enjoy experimental work using advanced instrumentation, learning new methods, being able to work independently taking advantage of being a part of an interdisciplinary research team. Very good communication skills in English (including scientific writing) are completing your application profile. You will be registered as a PhD Student at the ETH Zurich in the group of Prof. Christophe Copéret (https://coperetgroup.ethz.ch).
For further information and apply online before 20 November 2023 please click here.