Job Openings

We have built up new and exciting catalysis activities including physico-chemical characterization at KIT and synchrotron radiation sources. Our field of interests are exhaust gas catalysis, Power-to-Chemicals, selective oxidations, biomass conversion and sustainable chemistry. Are you searching for a challenging scientific work in the field of

- Technical chemistry, chemical engineering

- Inorganic solid state chemistry

- Physical chemistry, synchrotron radiation or microscopy?

Do not hesitate to contact us (grunwaldt∂ Especially, if you are interested in interdisciplinary research or if you want to conduct a bachelor, master or Ph.D. thesis .

Please feel welcome to send us your application or ask us concerning

- Ph.D. thesis

- postdoctoral studies

- guest scientist


Present announcements on the KIT homepage


Wissenschaftsmanagerin / Wissenschaftsmanager (w/m/d) im Bereich Digitalisierung und Naturwissenschaften, Deadline: 15.02.24 (Link)


CRC 1441 TrackAct

You are looking for a doctoral research topic between physical chemistry, materials science, spectroscopy, theory and engineering? Catalysis is a highly interdisciplinary field with many challenges!

Just now the Collaborative Research Centre 1441 TrackAct (Tracking the Active Site in Heterogeneous Catalysis for Emission Control) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has started. Catalysis is at the core of the initiative that is conducted together with partners in Munich and the synchrotron radiation source in Hamburg. Within TrackAct we want to identify and track the nature of the active sites in catalysts, to design and manipulate them from bottom-up across the various length and complexity scales, and – on a long-term vision – predict and actively control them during operation. Within this program, we thus seek for PhD candidates in various fields from Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences to Physics. The dissertation will be carried out within the corresponding participating groups. For more information on the positions and the application process see here:

We emphasize equal opportunity and life balance in the program. Hence, women are especially encouraged to apply.




Frühere Stellenauschreibungen auf der KIT-Homepage

Research Associate - Postdoc (f/m/d) Application deadline: 08.08.23
PostDoc for the in-situ XAS investigation of electrochemical systems for the production of green hydrogen (description English, description German)

Scientist with IT background (Physicist / Chemist / Material Scientist etc.) (f/m/d)
Development of automated acquisition of X-ray spectroscopic data on catalysts and integration in the online data archiving, reduction and analysis developed within the DAPHNE4NFDI project

Research Associate - Postdoc (f/m/d)
Charakterisierung von Katalysatoren für die Fischer-Tropsch Synthese
Research Associate - Postdoc (f/m/d)
Operando X-ray Diffraction Tomography for Catalysis and Materials Research (Download)
Academic Employee (f/m/d) - Postdoc
Development and operando characterization of heterogeneous catalysts for emission reduction
Mitarbeiterin / Mitarbeiter (w/m/d) im Verwaltungsdienst

HiWi Stelle: Technischer Zeichner*in

HIWI for technical drawings (f/m/d)

Research Assistant (f/m/d) (Chemistry/Physical Chemistry/Materials Science): RAC Application open until 15.03.2022.

Research Associate (f/m/d) (Chemist/Chemical process technician/Physicist): SPP2080

PhD position on operando spectroscopic investigation of noble metal and nano alloy particles (more information and application here)

PhD position on the engineered optimized coatings of catalytic monoliths via advanced robot-controlled methods (more information and application here)

PhD position on the development and comprehensive testing of noble metal-based aftertreatment catalysts (more information and application here)

Research Associate (f/m/d) (Physicist/Chemist/Material Scientist/etc.): DAPHNE4NFDI (Link)

Academic employee (PostDoc): ENPRO Project (Link)

HiWi position: Administrative staff (Link)

Academic employee (Ph.D.): Development and operando characterization of heterogeneous catalysts for exhaust gas aftertreatment (Link)

Scientist (Chemist / Chemical Engineer) (f/m/d) (Description, job advertisement and application)

HiWi Stelle: Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (Link)

HiWi Stelle: Technische Zeichnungen (Link)

HiWi position: Technical drawings (Link)

2 Positionen als Akademische/r Mitarbeiter/in (Doktorand/in): Development and operando characterization of heterogeneous catalysts for exhaust gas aftertreatment (Link)

Dynamik von Katalysatoren und Reaktoren in der heterogenen Katalyse (Link)

Materialentwicklung und Spektroskopie an katalytischen Systemen zur Wasserelektrolyse (Link)

Characterization of novel NH3-SCR catalysts under realistic reaction conditions (Link)

Entwicklung und operando Charakterisierung von heterogenen Katalysatoren zur Methanolsynthese (Link)

Materialentwicklung und Spektroskopie an katalytischen Systemen zur Elektrolyse von Wasser (Link)

Neuartige Heterogenkatalysatoren zur Synthese von biomassebasierten Plattformchemikalien (Link)

Design und Charakterisierung heterogener Katalysatoren zur Synthese höherer Alkohole (Link)

Charakterisierung von neuen Materialien und Katalysatoren mittels in situ Röntgenmikroskopie und verwandten Synchrotron-basierten Techniken (Link)


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter für die Synthese von neuartigen heterogenen Katalysatoren zur nachhaltigen Herstellung von Chemikalien und Kraftstoffen

Charakterisierung neuer Abgaskatalysatoren unter anwendungsnahen Betriebsbedingungen