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Date: Fri Oct 20 13:15:15 2017
Subject: 17.10.20 Computational study of adsorption on nanoparticles for capacitive chromatography, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
Computational study of adsorption on nanoparticles for capacitive chromatography
Scientist (f/m) 50% part time / discipline physics or chemistry
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

The Nanoscale and Biomolecular Simulation group ( ) at the Institute of Nanotechnology is seeking a scientist (f/m) for a BMBF funded collaborative research project on adsorption of biomolecules on industrially relevant surfaces. Our group is focused on the state-of-the-art computational methods at the interface between physics, chemistry, biology and material science. The project involves working as part of an interdisciplinary team with the final aim of computationally predicting the dependence of adsorption isotherms on the physical boundary conditions such as the surface characteristics of the adsorbent, solvent properties such as the component concentrations, its pH and flow characteristics. This will allow to perform computer-aided design of novel adsorption-based separation and analytical processes such as (waste) water treatment, crystallization, e.g. for the production of bio- and nano-particles and for the development of chromatographic separation processes. You will use the existing computational modelling and simulation methods and develop new ones to describe physico-chemical processes relevant to adsorption. The methods will then be used to study and design of separation processes such as the potential controlled chromatography (PCC) or the Electrodialysis with Capacitive Electrodes (CED).

In addition to the direct scientific work, this position offers the possibility to earn a PhD.

Applicants (f/m) are required to have completed a master degree at a university in physics or chemistry or a related discipline with a particular interest in Thermodynamics, molecular simulation methods and programming skills. Computer programming skills and knowledge of quantum chemical methods are of great advantage. Applicants are further required to be able to fluently communicate in the English language.

Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

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For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Wenzel, E-Mail: or Mr. Yamin, E-Mail:

The contract is limited to 3 years. Application is possible up to 30.10.2017. For details on how to apply online, please visit:

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