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Advertising division: IEK-12 - Helmholtz Institute Münster Ionics in Energy Storage
Reference number: 2018-331


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 electro-chemical storage devices including batteries and is crucial for developing modern batteries.

Electrochemical storage for mobile and stationary applications will play an increasingly important role in the future. R&D efforts are currently focusing on the increase of power and energy density as well as on the lifetime of batteries. An auspicious approach of current materials research is seen in the development of all-solid-state batteries with polymeric components.

We are looking to recruit a

Research Assistant in Electrolyte Research for Energy Storage

Your Job:

  • Synthesis of advanced polymer electrolytes for Lithium ion batteries and design of new synthesis routes for polymers
  • Optimization of the synthesis approach
  • Development of an understanding of structure-property relationships in functional materials
  • Characterization of samples with electrochemical and physicochemical methods including spectroscopic analysis (such as Raman, IR, solid- and liquid state NMR, etc.)

Your Profile:

  • Excellent university degree in chemistry, physics, polymer science or a related discipline
  • Strong background of synthetic organic chemistry, preferably polymer chemistry
  • Basic knowledge of electrochemistry
  • Some proficiency in German or the willingness to acquire basic German skills and fluent language skills in English
  • Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team

Our Offer:

  • An excellent environment to perform high-quality research at an international level
  • A lively scientific environment within our institute and possibilities for cooperation with our partners at Helmholtz-Institute Ulm (HIU) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Opportunity to work towards partial fulfillment of the requirements for a PhD degree in Physical Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.) in cooperation with the University of Münster (WWU)
  • A comprehensive further training programme
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • A part-time job with 19,5 hours per week
  • Limited Position until 30.08.2021
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (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.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 18.11.2018, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2018-331:
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.