July 12, 2024

New PhD position in heterogeneous catalysis and operando spectroscopy

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.

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