Vacancy No. 91/2021

Research Associate (f/m/d) in the field of Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science

Part-time 50%

Job description

As part of the Collaborative Research Center 'TrackAct' you will use state-of-the-art analytical (S)TEM techniques to characterize catalyst materials from exhaust gas treatment. You will develop in-situ/operando (S)TEM methods for the characterization of model systems in catalysis. The results of your structural characterization will be correlated with in-situ X-ray spectroscopic and tomographic studies to develop a systematic understanding of the structure-morphology-function relationship in conjunction with preparative groups and various modeling approaches. In addition, you will develop schemas to describe TEM investigations as part of a FAIR data management approach. In addition, you will publish your scientific results.
In addition to the scientific activity, there is the possibility of a part-time PhD.

Personal qualification

You have a university degree (Diplom (Uni)/ Master) in the field of physics, chemistry or material science. Basic physical knowledge with imaging and spectroscopic characterization methods from the field of electron microscopy and in the field of materials science and catalysis is a prerequisite. In addition, you have analytical ability to solve physical and technical questions, are a team player and have a very good command of English.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)

Starting date


Contract duration

limited until 31.12.2024

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Kübel, phone 0721 608-28970.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 91/2021 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Winkels
phone: +49 721 608-25011,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.