Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) in the Atmospheric Chemistry Department

Job Offer from April 08, 2024

The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry is one of the two institutes of the Max Planck Society with the longest tradition. Founded in 1912, the institute currently employs around 300 people and, as an internationally recognized research institute, conducts basic research in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology and geosciences.

As part of an ERC Synergy Grant for the digitization of odors (D2Smell), we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the Atmospheric Chemistry Department at the earliest possible date.

Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)

full-time. The position is initially limited to 3 years with the possibility of extension.

The successful candidate will join the research group of Prof. Jonathan Williams which is specialized in the measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the atmosphere. The project involves close collaboration with groups from Sweden and Israel and includes the construction of novel instruments, field work and the measurement of VOCs in air.

Your profile:
•    Successfully completed studies and PhD in the field of natural sciences
•    Experience in mass spectrometry (GC-ToF-MS and/or PTR-ToF-MS)
•    Willingness to work in an international team
•    Scientific curiosity and a strong interest in the sense of smell

Our offer:
•    an interesting and varied field of work
•    a pleasant, friendly and international working environment
•    a continuous training and further education program
•    flexible and mobile working time models
•    a company pension scheme through the „Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder“(VBL)
•    our family service (compatibility of work and family)
•    our company health management (e.g. sports facilities, company doctor)
•    good public transport connections including a job ticket for Germany and free parking on the institute's premises

The salary is in accordance with the qualifications of the TVöD (federal government) EG 13. The social benefits correspond to those of the public service (federal service).
The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled people are expressly encouraged.

Furthermore, the Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Williams -

Please send your application with relevant documents in one PDF file to by 31.05.2024.

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