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



full time and  a maximum of four years. The remuneration is in accordance with TV-L 13  .

No.: 25922WV2

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 an iso-potential spectroscopy reactor setup, i.e. coupling of catalytic fixed bed reactors with methods of operando spectroscopy (IR/Raman/XRD)
  • Simultaneous measurement of spectroscopic and kinetic data
  • Evaluation and physical/chemical interpretation of the measurement data
  • Development of predictive reactor models including reaction kinetics and catalyst dynamics


  • Completed scientific university studies (Master’s degree) in particular in the subject areas of chemistry, physics, chemical engineering or process engineering.
  • Very good knowledge of the English language (B2/C1) 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) is advantageous
  • Knowledge in the field of spectroscopic methods (IR, UV/Vis, Raman, XRD) is advantageous
  • The willingness to contribute to work in university teaching


  • We offer you the opportunity for scientific qualification leading to a doctorate.
  • Involvement in an interdisciplinary 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 Prof. Dr. Raimund Horn , Phone-No.: 040 / 428 78 - 3242, Email:

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 October 31st  2022 print

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