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PhD Position in Electrolyte Research for Energy Storage

Advertising institute: IEK-12 - Helmholtz Institute Münster Ionics in Energy Storage
Reference number: D176/2017, Chemistry, materials science or a related discipline

The Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Helmholtz Institute Münster for Ionics in Energy Storage (IEK-12) was founded in July 2014. It operates as a branch office of Forschungszentrum Jülich together with the University of Münster (WWU) and RWTH Aachen University. IEK-12 focusses on electrolyte research considered as a key for new battery concepts. The electrolyte is a central part of most electrochemical storage devices including batteries and is highly crucial for achieving affordable and abundantly available renewable energy sources.

This position is embedded into a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Your job will include the following:

  • valuation of (electro-)chemical processes at electrode surfaces
  • Identification of structure-property-relations of electrolyte-electrode interfaces
  • Determination of transient charge carrier distributions within cells
  • Magnetic resonance based analysis of materials and cells

Your Profile:

  • Master degree in chemistry, materials science or a related discipline
  • Basic knowledge of electrochemistry
  • Some proficiency in German and willingness to participate in graduate teaching
  • High motivation for pursuing a PhD within 3 years
  • Fluent in English

Our Offer:

  • An excellent environment to perform high-quality research at international level
  • A lively scientific environment within HI MS and possibilities for cooperation with our partners at RWTH Aachen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and WWU Münster
  • Participation in a scientific project with international scientists from Germany and Taiwan
  • Salary in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD-Bund), salary grade EG 13 (50%) TVöD.

Place of employment: Münster

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via e-mail until 15 January 2018, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

administrative contact:
Dr. Hinrich-Wilhelm Meyer
Helmholtz Institute Münster
Corrensstr. 46
48149 Münster

Tel: 49 251 – 83 23430

scientific contact:
PD Dr. Gunther Brunklaus
Helmholtz-Institut Münster
Corrensstr. 46
48149 Münster

Tel: 49 251 – 83 36756