Research Associate Catalysis

School of Engineering FHNW, Institute of Bioenergy and Resource Efficiency

Teaching, research and practice - we connect

Your tasks

  • Planning, execution and evaluation of experiments on a catalytic high-pressure test rig for the hydrothermal gasification of biomass
  • Developing a method for the regeneration of spent catalysts
  • Optimization of an existing catalyst using wet chemical methods
  • Documentation of the results in technical reports and scientific journals
  • Characterization of the catalysts using modern methods
  • Close collaboration with an industrial partner and an international and diverse team of PhD students, postdocs, senior scientists, engineers, technicians

Your profile

  • Master's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, process engineering or materials science with a focus on heterogeneous catalysis
  • Practical experience with continuous catalytic test systems and gas analysis
  • Doctorate in a field of heterogeneous catalysis desirable
  • Very good written and spoken English skills
  • High motivation to work on bioenergy projects and research novel technologies

Your prospects:

Underscoring the unique character of the FHNW are a combination of teaching and applied research, and interdisciplinary collaboration with industry partners. The complementary perspectives facilitate differentiated understanding and action in a rapidly evolving world. The focus is on exchange and collaboration.

Your benefits:


Wide range of university sports

Cultural programme of lectures, concerts, theatre and films

Established implementation of equal pay

Targeted promotion of doctoral projects

Annual working time (42 hours/week) with the option of part-time and teleworking

Mentoring programme for career development

Start Date: immediately.
Your workplace
Hochschule für Technik FHNW
Klosterzelgstrasse 2
5210 Windisch
Any questions?
About the position:

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Vogel, , Contact: +41 56 202 73 34

About the recruiting process:

Noemi Freiermuth, HR Assistant, Contact: +41 56 202 76 23

Will you soon belong to our team? We look forward to your application.
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