PhD or Postdoc Position for the Design and Characterization of Fuel Cells Stacks for Application in Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Systems

Forschungszentrum Jülich - FZJ - Helmholtz Association

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

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


Area of research:

PHD Thesis


Job description:

Your Job:

Development of a measurement setup for fuel cell stacks with application in liquid organic hydrogen carrier systems Design and optimization of test cells Study of degradation effects on electrolyser cells and fuel cells Materialschoice and design Participation in conferences in Germany and abroad (incl. presenting your research results) Exchange with internal and external as well as national and international project partners Mentoring (PhD) students

Your Profile:

Excellent university degree in engineering Strong interest in pursuing research on electrochemical systems Previous experience in electrochemistry and one (or more) of the following is desirable: fuel cells, electrolysers, design of devices, design of electrical circuits, electrochemical characterization Good mechanical skills, interest in building up new devices / work stations 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:

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 Possibility to participate on project meetings, as well as on national and international conferences to present the results and to develop further competences 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 Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and abroad Interaction and cooperation with world-leading industrial partners Strong support and mentoring for setting up a future career in science and/or the industry Various opportunities to reconcile work and private life Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours or in case of a PhD position a part-time job with 29.25 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). Depending on the applicant's qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade EG13 TVöD-Bund

Place of employment: ErlangenForschungszentrum Jülich wants to increase female staff in this field. We are therefore particularly interested in the application of women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2019-014

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