Postdoctoral Fellow

The EPR Research group at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC) is looking for a

Postdoctoral Fellow

The EPR group at MPI CEC employs electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) techniques to monitor and characterize paramagnetic states relevant in energy conversion and storage processes. We develop and apply state-of the art EPR spectrometers ranging from GHz to THz frequencies. Our spectrometers are capable of a wide repertoire of CW/pulse multi-resonance and multi-frequency EPR methods for powder, crystal, solution and in-situ experiments.

The project aims at the characterization of function determining paramagnetic transition metal ions in homogenous and heterogeneous catalysts by advanced EPR methods. The tasks include development of dedicated EPR instrumentation, pulse/cw EPR measurements and data simulation as well as quantum chemical calculations to elucidate magneto-structural correlations.

We are looking for a highly motivated young scientist with the following skills:

  • A PhD degree in physics or chemistry
  • Profound experience in advanced multi-resonance and multi-frequency EPR methods
  • Background in EPR instrumentation, quantum chemical calculations and inorganic chemistry
  • Very good networking and communication skills
  • Very good knowledge of the English language (spoken and written)

The position is available immediately for a duration of 24 months with an option of renewal. The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund). We particularly welcome applications from women. MPI CEC supports a family-friendly workspace and applicants with children are highly welcome. Preference will be given to handicapped applicants provided equal suitability.


Please send your electronic application until April 15th 2018 via email to Dr. Alexander Schnegg. Application documents shall include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of your degree certificates, reference letter(s) or contact details of a supervisor willing to write a reference letter upon request. Please state the reference code “ASCH002” in your application.

Dr. Alexander Schnegg
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Stiftstr. 34-36
45470 Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

Tel: +49 (0)208 306 3526
E-Mail: alexander.schnegg(at)