PhD position in electrochemistry / electrochemical synthesis

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Work group:

IEK-11 – Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg Erneuerbare Energien



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

Your Job:


Electrochemical conversion of CO2 and biomass to valuable chemicals (synthetic fuels), especially the application of new real time analysis methods during these reactions for process optimization with regard to catalyst activity, selectivity and stability Electrochemical synthesis based on a fundamental approach coupled with in situ product analysis Contribution to the progress of method development Execution of experiments and analysis of data Writing of papers and presenting the results in conferences Representation of the institute in project meetings

Your Profile:


Excellent university degree in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering / Material Science or a relevant discipline Strong interest in pursuing research in electrochemistry especially non-aqueous systems Good mechanical skills, interest in building up new devices / work stations Good knowledge of organic chemistry, experience in synthesis High motivation for pursuing a PhD within 3 years Excellent organizational skills Ability to show initiative and work independently Excellent cooperation and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team Excellent skills in spoken and written English


Our Offer:


A lively scientific environment within the institute and possibilities for cooperation with excellent partners at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen and abroad An excellent environment to perform sound, high-quality research at the international level Daily, hands-on experience in worldwide-unique electrochemical characterization techniques Excellent training in electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, material preparation/characterization, analytical chemistry Participating on project meetings, as well as on national and international conferences to present the results and to develop further competences Limited position for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade EG 13 (75%) TVöD-Bund

Place of employment: ErlangenForschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.



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Quote Reference: 2019-140

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