The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) is the biggest non-university institution in the field of low-temperature plasmas throughout Europe and ranks among the most modern institutions in this field worldwide. We are engaged in research and development FROM IDEA TO PROTOTYPE. In an international working environment, we deal with socially relevant challenges in the fields of Materials & Energy as well as Environment & Health. Currently the INP employs about 200 employees at three locations in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The Leibniz Wissenschaftscampus “ComBioCat” is a collaboration of the INP with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) in Rostock and the Universities of Rostock and Greifswald in the fields of homo-, hetero-and biocatalysis, engineering, materials chemistry and plasma research. For our team, we are seeking to hire for the location in Greifswald starting from November 1st 2019 a
DOCTORAL STUDENT (M/F/D)
Plasma-assisted CO2-reduction in liquids
The position is initially limited to 3 years / Weekly working time 20 hours / TV-L Ost wage group E13.
The conversion of CO2 into value-added chemicals and fuels is considered a key element for creating a sustainable low-carbon economy. A particularly interesting method is the plasma-chemical reduction of CO2 in liquids in combination with artificial enzymes. Your main task will be the investigation of fundamental aspects of this approach and respective technological developments. In detail, you will:
- Investigate plasma-assisted reduction of CO2 in liquids;
- Develop reliable experimental systems and procedures;
- Carry out chemical, electrical and optical diagnostics of the process;
- Derive and evaluate process parameters;
- Carry out documentation, communication and presentation of results.
- Good or very good university-level qualification (e.g. MSc degree or equivalent) in the fields of physics, chemistry, biochemistry or related fields
- Interest in experimental research
- Excellent team working and communication skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Structured, committed and self-motivated
- Previous experience with plasmas in liquids, enzyme reactions and/or chromatography (especially HPLC) are welcome