For the Institute of  Chemical Reaction Engineering  of the Hamburg University of Technology for the earliest possible date, we are looking for a:



For a maximum of 3 years. The remuneration is in accordance with TV-L 13  .

No.: 25422WV2

The Institute of Chemical Reaction Engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology investigates the behavior of solid catalysts in technical reactors. The aim of our research is to understand the dynamic changes of the catalyst structure inside the reactor as a function of time and space, and to relate it functionally to the catalyst reactivity. Existing catalytic processes can thus be optimized and new catalytic processes can be developed using renewable energies and raw materials.


  • Development of a new type of tomography profile reactor for beam line P07 at DESY Hamburg to investigate porous catalyst bodies of different shapes.
  • Synthesis of porous, shaped catalyst bodies for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methane (methanation).
  • Experimental investigation of individual porous, shaped catalyst bodies under industrial reaction conditions by combining X-ray diffraction tomography and spatially resolved concentration and temperature profile measurements.
  • Evaluation interpretation of physical/chemical measurement data.


  • Completed scientific university studies, in particular in the subject areas of chemistry, physics, chemical engineering or process engineering.
  • Very good knowledge of the English languages is required for successful project handling and publication work.
  • Knowledge in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and practical laboratory experience in dealing with catalytic fixed-bed reactors and online gas analysis (GC, MS) are advantageous
  • Ability to work in a team, high flexibility, commitment and resilience, as well as independent and responsible action are desired, especially against the background of carrying out measurement campaigns on large research facilities (DESY, Soleil, Diamond)


  • Outside of duties, further scientific training is possible, the results can be used for a dissertation
  • Involvement in an interdisciplinary, young, and highly motivated team.
  • Research topic in a socially highly relevant area.
  • Opportunity to purchase the HVV Proficard (discounted ticket for public transport).
  • Flexible and family-friendly working conditions, 30 days of vacation per year.

For further information please contact Mr Prof. Dr. Raimund Horn, Phone-No.: 040 / 428 78 - 3242,

We particularly encourage women to apply. Due to their underrepresentation, they will be given priority in cases of equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in table form, proof of completed training and/or university degree, job references or certificates of employment) via the online application system.

Notice for graduates of foreign educational qualifications:
Please submit proof of all obtained university degrees and, if available, the recognition of your educational qualifications in Germany (e.g. anabin excerpts and/or acknowledgement of previous employers)

We look forward to receiving your online application by 25.10.2022 print

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