Group Leader (Tenure Track)

Catalysts and catalytic processes in energy conversion and chemicals synthesis

Your tasks

  • Develop and maintain a research program in the field of catalytic processes of energy conversion and chemicals synthesis
  • Obtain research funding and produce scientific output
  • Supervise PhD and Postdoctoral Fellow projects
  • Contribute to existing (inter)national collaborative networks and maintain national and international collaborations with partner research institutes

Your profile

  • Proficient in heterogeneous catalysis
  • Highly experienced in development and application of heterogeneous catalysts
  • Knowledge in synthesis, kinetics and characterization is favorable
  • Interested in developing and understanding novel catalysts and catalytic processes related to achieving sustainability
  • PhD degree in chemistry, materials science or related field
  • Leadership, personnel and laboratory management skills, innovative thinking and a strong motivation to launch collaborative projects are needed
  • Excellent knowledge of English is required and knowledge of German is beneficial

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to 3 years.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr Jeroen van Bokhoven, phone +41 56 310 50 46 or e-mail

Please submit your application online by 15 June 2023 (including list of publications, a research plan and addresses of referees) for the position as a Group Leader (Tenure Track) (index no. 5700-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, René Gröbli, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland