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RWTH Aachen, IRTG SeleCa

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Scholarships


This International Research Training Program aims for an understanding of catalytic processes on a molecular level. It proposes to bridge the gap between chemical and biological catalysis in research and education by complementary research teams and to combine chemical and biological catalysis for future chemicals’ production by providing superior solutions for selective conversions and integrating underlying processes.

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) „Selectivity in Chemo- and Biocatalysis“ (SeleCa) is an international and interdisciplinary program, providing research opportunities for chemo- and biocatalysis. Research groups at RWTH Aachen University, Research Center Juelich and Osaka University in Japan cooperate within the areas of chemo-and biocatalysis to offer an educational platform for selected graduate students. The German Research Foundation (DFG) as well as the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) both approved the extension of the IRTG until 2019. Information on current and future projects as well as on updates concerning the qualification program is provided on the homepage: [www.seleca.rwth-aachen.de].

Art der Förderung

Your task
Doctoral candidates will carry out research in chemocatalysis (metal-, organo- and supramolecular catalysis), biocatalysis (enzyme and whole cell catalysis) or combined chemo- and biocatalysis. Within each project, selectivity aspects are studied involving strong interdisciplinary cooperation as well as bilateral contacts between Aachen and Osaka. Successful applicants will take part in organizational duties as well as cross-cultural training.


Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Positions

  • In the areas of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology
  • Departments of Chemistry, Biology and Process Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and Research Center Juelich

Your profile
Excellent and speedy undergraduate studies (considering child caring periods) are required, preferably in the area of chemistry, chemical engineering, or biology. Applicants must have a university degree (master or equivalent). We expect a desire to work within an interdisciplinary and international environment, especially since this program includes a training period in Japan.


Please direct you application to the following address:
IRTG SeleCa, attn Prof. Dr. Albrecht Salzer, Institute of inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen
Landoltweg 1
D 52074 Aachen
Tel.: +49 241 80 99664
e-mail: thomas.spaniol@ac.rwth-aachen.de
Please also check our website: http://www.seleca.rwth-aachen.de

Bewerbungsfrist: 01.04.2016

Weitere Informationen


  • Allgemeine Förderung (Lebenshaltungskosten)
  • Forschungsprojekte
  • Praktikum im Ausland
  • Sprachkurse
  • Sach- und Reisekosten


  • Weltweit


  • Promotion

Angestrebter Abschluss

  • Interne Promotion
  • Externe Promotion

Geförderte Fachrichtungen

  • Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften: Biochemie
  • Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften: Biologie
  • Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften: Biotechnologie, Bioingenieurwesen
  • Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften: Chemie, Lebensmittelchemie


RWTH Aachen, IRTG SeleCa
Landoltweg 1
52074 Aachen

Telefon: 0241 8094646
Telefax: 0241 8092074
Internet: www.seleca.rwth-aachen.de


Dr. Thomas P. Spaniol
Telefon: +49 241 80 99664
Internet: www.seleca.rwth-aachen.de/application/application-procedure/

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