Postdoc in Electrochemistry / Combinatorial Chemistry

Forschungszentrum Jülich - FZJ - Helmholtz Association

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

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


Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts


Job description:

Your Job:

Further development of a high-throughput platform for electrocatalyst synthesis and characterization Combinatorial discovery of fuel cell and water electrolysis electrocatalyst Further development of new coupled electrochemical / non-electrochemical techniques Close cooperation with other teams in the Electrocatalysis unit as well as internal and external project partners Presentation of project results at international conferences Regular organization and participation in project meetings Scientific and administrative project coordination Support in the preparation of scientific project reports Support in the supervision of PhD students

Your Profile:

Graduate of a university with excellent academic degree and subsequent doctorate in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or a relevant discipline Previous experience in electrochemistry is desirable but not mandatory. We encourage applications from candidates with a strong experience in combinatorial methods (in particular in chemistry) and/or development of coupled electrochemical/non-electrochemical Strong interest in pursuing research in a multidisciplinary project related to development of a high-throughput platform in electrocatalysis research, in particular for fuel cells Excellent organizational skills Ability to show initiative and work independently Excellent cooperation and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team and ability to lead a team Excellent skills in spoken and written English

Our Offer:

A lively scientific environment within the subinstitute and possibilities for cooperation with excellent partners at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and numerous partners abroad An excellent international work environment to perform sound, high-quality research at the international level Daily, hands-on experience in worldwide-unique electrochemical characterization techniques Active participation in project meetings, as well as on national and international conferences to present the results and to develop further competencies Interaction and cooperation with world-leading industrial partners Strong support and mentoring for setting up a future career in science and/or the industry A comprehensive further training programme Various opportunities to reconcile work and private life Limited position for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

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: Helmholtz-2019-087

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