Research Assistant at BasCat – UniCat BASF JointLab, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

Research Assistant at BasCat – UniCat: The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is offering a scholarship position for a Research Assistant at the BasCat – UniCat BASF JointLab, Faculty II – Institute of Chemistry, TU Berlin. The focus of the research is on catalytic hydrogenation of plastic waste to contribute to a circular plastic economy and promote a resource-efficient recycling economy. For detailed information, visit this link.

Summary Table:

PositionResearch Assistant
Working Time0.67
Salary Grade13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

Study Area: The research project is dedicated to heterogeneous catalysis and is conducted by multi-disciplinary teams at TU Berlin.

Scholarship Description: The project involves conducting kinetic studies using high-pressure and high-temperature single autoclave units, preparing and evaluating various solid catalysts for chemical recycling of plastic waste, and detailed characterization of fresh and used catalysts. The goal is to make a significant contribution to a sustainable, energy- and atom-efficient circular economy.


  • Successfully completed university degree in chemistry or chemical engineering.
  • Mandatory qualifications:
    • Experience in catalytic testing (preferably in a parallel testing unit) or experience in kinetic modeling.
    • Good knowledge of German and/or English.
  • Desirable qualifications:
    • Experience in preparation and characterizing inorganic materials (solid catalysts).
    • Detailed knowledge in polymer/product analysis, such as GCMS-FID, simulated distillation, 2DGG, GPC, and DSC.

Required Documents: Applications should include the reference number and the following documents in one single PDF file:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Copy of the certificates of your Diplom/Master
  • Summary of your M.Sc. Thesis
  • Publication record if applicable

How to Apply: Send your complete application via email to Dr. Al-Naji at

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Last Date: Until position filled



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