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Advertising division: IEK-12 - Helmholtz Institute Münster Ionics in Energy Storage
Reference number: 2018-332

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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.

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 ceramic components.

We are looking to recruit a

Research Assistant Ceramic Solid State Electrolytes

Your Job:

  • Preparation of ceramic solid state electrolyte materials for Lithium ion batteries
  • Optimization of the synthesis approach
  • Sample characterization, including structural properties and electrochemical performance


Your Profile:

  • Excellent university degree in chemistry, materials science or a related discipline
  • Basic knowledge of electrochemistry
  • Previous experience with synthesis and characterization of ceramic materials is desirable
  • Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team
  • Good written and oral communication skills in German and English


Our Offer:

  • An excellent environment to perform high-quality research at an international level
  • A lively scientific environment within IEK-12 and possibilities for cooperation with our partners at RWTH Aachen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and WWU Münster
  • Opportunity to work towards partial fukfillment of the requirements for a PhD degree in Physical Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.) in cooperation with the University of Münster (WWU)
  • Possibility to participate in project meetings, as well as national and international conferences to present results and to develop further competences
  • 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 for 3 years
  • 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 2018-332: career@fz-juelich.de
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.