PhD position in the field of electron paramagnetic resonance

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IEK-9 – Grundlagen der Elektrochemie

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

The institute of energy and climate research – Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9) focuses on the the development and analysis of performance oriented and sustainable materials and components for electrochemical energy storage and conversion. Aiming to develop and understand sustainable and cost-effective batteries, fuel cells and electrolyzers with improved energy and power density, longer lifetime and maximum safety is the challenge that drives us.

Your Job:

In this position you will investigate redox processes in polymer-based batteries with organic cathode using electron paramagnetic resonance.Your specific tasks will include the following:

  • Investigate radical-based polymer materials by continuous-wave and pulse EPR

  • Study of cycling behavior of polymer-based battery cell by in operando EPR

  • Supplement EPR measurements by other spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques

  • Exchange with internal and external project partners at the Helmholtz-Institute Münster: Ionics in Energy Storage (IEK-12) and University of Münster (WWU)

  • Participate in project meetings

  • Prepare scientific publications and project reports

  • Mentor students and contribute to teaching at RWTH Aachen

Your Profile:

  • Excellent university Masters degree in Chemistry or Physics
  • Previous experience with magnetic resonance required
  • Experience in electrochemistry and polymer chemistry desirable
  • Good mechanical skills, motivation to building new devices
  • Fluent command of written and spoken English
  • High degree of independence and commitment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to cooperate and work in a team
  • Strong motivation for pursuing a PhD within 3 years

Our Offer:

  • Worldwide unique spectro-electrochemical characterization techniques
  • Participation in interdisciplinary seminars
  • Chance of participating in national and international conferences
  • Doctoral degree awarded by RWTH Aachen
  • Pay in line with 75 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund)
  • Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure – ideal conditions for successfully completing a doctoral degree
  • A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe’s largest research establishments
  • Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training programme
  • Information on employment as a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich can be found here

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2020D-012