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Professor in the field of electrochemical storage materials
(salary grade W2; “Jülich model” permanent position)

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen invites applications for a

Professor in the field of electrochemical storage materials
(salary grade W2; “Jülich model” permanent position)

at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering.

In a joint procedure with Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, a dynamic personality is being sought to represent this subject area in research and education.

The successful candidate should have extensive experience in the field of electrochemical storage and ideally comprehensive knowledge of the following areas:
- Materials for electrochemical storage and their integration in battery cells
- Synthesis and processing of materials (particularly ceramics)
- Chemical and physical analytical techniques as well as state-of-the-art electrochemical characterization methods

The candidate has a proven track record in refereed publications and self-initiated research projects. The candidate should use his/her proven personnel and project management skills to promote new synergy effects between the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Helmholtz Institute Münster, and other cooperation partners and to acquire third-party funds for research projects.

Research activities will be focused at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1), Forschungszentrum Jülich, where the successful candidate will head the department of electrochemical storage.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one master level course (2 hours SWS) per semester in the field of electrochemical storage materials at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The hiring requirements for this position comply with Article 36 of the law on higher education in North-Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NRW).

The University of Duisburg-Essen aims to support the diversity of its members (please see https://www.uni-due.de/diversity). It is seeking to increase the number of women on its scientific staff and therefore strongly encourages suitably qualified women to apply. In case of equal qualification, women will be given preference in accordance with state equal opportunity legislation. Applications from suitable handicapped persons and equivalent applicants according to Article 2, Paragraph 3 of the social code (SGB IX) are also welcome.

Applications with the usual supporting documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, documents concerning scientific and professional development, copies of relevant certificates, presentation of individual research expertise and details of how it would enhance research at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Forschungszentrum Jülich, details of previous teaching activities and information on participation in the administration of academic activities as well as the acquisition of third-party funds) should be submitted before October 31, 2015 to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Schramm, Forsthausweg 2, 47057 Duisburg.

For further information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz (christof.schulz@uni-due.de).