PhD position - Structures and properties of vanadium oxides at high pressures

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

JCNS-2 – Quantenmaterialien und kollektive Phänomene



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

Your Job:



  • Characterization of poly- and single-crystalline vanadium oxides as a function of pressure and temperature

  • In-situ high pressure crystal structure determination using x-ray and neutron diffraction

  • In-situ property resistivity measurements at high pressures and/or temperatures

Your Profile:

  • M.Sc.or Diploma in crystallography, chemistry, materials science, physics or a related field
  • Knowledge in crystallography. Skills in scattering methods, data analysis, physical property measurements and/or high pressure techniques are welcome
  • Experience in scattering techniques is of advantage
  • Good oral and written command of the English language

Our Offer:

  • Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure – ideal conditions for successfully completing a doctoral degree
  • Strong interaction with other researchers within the Research Centre Jülich, the RWTH Aachen and the Collaborative Research Centre
  • Chance of participating in (international) conferences and project meetings
  • A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe`s largest research establishments
  • Continuous, professional support by your scientific supervisor
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training programme
  • Pay in line with 75 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) pay higher than the basic pay may be possible
  • Usually a contract for the duration of 3 years

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019D-169

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