Postdoctoral Position in Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion (m/f/d), Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher - Germany

Postdoctoral Position in Photocatalytic: Join the Department of Colloid Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, and contribute to groundbreaking research in photocatalytic CO2 conversion. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with expertise in material science and photocatalysis to work on the development of photocatalysts for selective visible-light-driven gas-phase CO2 reduction, with a focus on methanol production. This position is part of the H2020 societal challenges project METHASOL.

Designation: Postdoctoral Position

Research Area: Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion

Location: Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI-CI), Potsdam, Germany

Eligibility/Qualification: Qualified candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree in chemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering
  • Extensive experience in solar fuel production
  • Highly experienced in the synthesis and advanced characterizations of photocatalysts
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both written and spoken)

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Position in Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion (m/f/d)

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will play a key role in the development of photocatalysts for the production of methanol through selective visible-light-driven gas-phase CO2 reduction. You will be an integral part of the H2020 project METHASOL, contributing to cutting-edge research in the field. This position offers an exciting and varied job in an international working environment, competitive remuneration according to TVöD-Bund, flexible working hours, and compatibility of family and career. You will work at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry Department, under the supervision of Dr. Christian Mark Pelicano.

What We Offer:

  • An interesting and varied job in an international working environment
  • Remuneration according to TVöD-Bund
  • Conditions and social benefits of the public sector
  • Flexible working hours
  • Compatibility of family and career (e.g., company Kindergarten)
  • Subsidy for the job ticket
  • Canteen with a diverse menu, including meat, vegetarian, and vegan dishes

The Max Planck Society is committed to gender equality and diversity and encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and underrepresented groups. We explicitly welcome women to apply.

How to Apply: Please submit your application using our online application management tool with the subject “Photo-Post – [Name, Surname].” Attach a PDF version of your CV, including a publication list, and a short motivation letter highlighting your skills and experiences related to material science and photocatalysis. If you have any questions, please email Christian Mark Pelicano at

Last Date for Apply: 31 October 2023

The candidate CVs will be internally evaluated according to the project, and selected candidates will be invited for an online interview. After the online interview, interviewed candidates will receive an email with the final decision.

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in photocatalytic CO2 conversion and make a significant impact on addressing environmental challenges. Apply today!



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