The Department of Interface Science ( headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya at the Fritz Haber Institute carries out cutting-edge research on advanced functional materials with applications in heterogeneous catalysis, energy conversion and electrochemistry. By combining unique synthesis methods, state-of-the art tools for experimental characterization and advanced approaches to data analysis, atomistic details of thermal catalysis and electrochemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces are revealed. In particular, structure-reactivity correlations on nanostructured materials can be established, paving the way for the rational design of novel catalytic materials.

We are currently looking for a postdoctoral fellow for the liquid phase electron microscopy group ( at the Department of Interface Science.

1 Postdoctoral Position on
Correlated Operando Electron and X-ray Microscopy of Electrocatalysts


We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow in the liquid phase electron microscopy group led by Dr. See Wee Chee. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform in situ/operando studies looking at the behavior of heterogeneous catalysts under reaction conditions using state-of-the-art liquid cell transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and transmission X-ray microscopy (TXM) holders. The focus of the research is to use TEM and TXM in a correlated manner to visualize both the structure and oxidation state of working catalysts under reaction conditions and investigate their underlying structure-property relationships.

The Postdoc position is initially for one year, with the possibility of extending it up to three years.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in the physical sciences and show a strong track record of TEM/STEM related publications. Ph.D students who are expected to graduate within six months are also welcome to apply. Expertise in either aberration-corrected TEM/STEM imaging and in the application of advanced TEM-based spectroscopic techniques (EDX, EELS) or scanning transmission X-ray microscopy at the synchrotron facilities are required.

Candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas are preferred:


Please submit your application via our online application portal together with the following documents:

Applications will be accepted from immediately until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. See Wee Chee
Group Leader at the Interface Science Department for Electron Microscopy
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin


The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity. Furthermore the Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome.
Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.


The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

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