Offer 361 out of 361 from 15/12/23, 11:44


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty III - Institute of Materials Science and Technologies / Department of Ceramic Materials / Emmy Noether Junior Research Group

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistent - salary grade 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

Part time employment may be possible; with the possibility of an extension

Working field:

You will join ConCat lab ( to develop and apply methods for operando measurements of electrical conductivity of transition metal oxides. The project combines design of instruments to enable measurement of conductivity and permittivity, instrument automation, as well as characterisation of materials, understanding of structural, electronic, and dielectric properties, and their link to heterogeneous catalysis.

This position is tailored for candidates wishing to pursue a doctorate. To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications from women with the relevant qualifications are expressly encouraged.

Your scientific duties will include:

  • Routine operation of the Cavity Operando Conductivity Setup (COCoS) at ConCat
  • Design, commissioning and automation of a broadband operando conductivity instrument
  • Systematic investigation of the structure, dielectric properties, and catalytic performance of binary and ternary transition metal oxides
  • Support for and collaboration with computational researchers in our lab
  • Microkinetic modelling of the catalytic performance of the studied materials

Additional duties, expected of doctoral candidates, will include the preparation of publications, participation at conferences, and aptitude for independent work. Budget for international travel is available. The position is currently limited to 2 years, with the possibility of an extension.



  • Successfully completed Master’s degree (Master, Diploma or equivalent) in Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Capability and wish for independent work
  • Hands on experience in a catalysis, chemical engineering, or a materials science lab
  • Basic knowledge of python
  • Good knowledge of German and/or English required; willingness to acquire the respective missing language skills


  • Experience with measurement of dielectric properties
  • Experience with microwave or RF transmission structures
  • Experience with sample and data management using electronic lab notebooks

How to apply:

Please send a cover/motivation letter (1 page max), CV (2 pages max), a statement addressing the required and desired selection criteria (2 pages max), and a copy of your diploma/transcript of your Master’s degree, in English with the reference number, exclusively by post to Peter Kraus, TU Berlin, FG Keramische Werkstoffe – BA3, Hardenbergstr. 40, 10623 Berlin, Germany. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Employment position: Faculty III, Institute of Materials Science and Technology, Department of Ceramic Materials
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