Chemistry, Engineering and Technology: Materials, Physics: Materials
As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Jülich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work with around 6,100 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe's largest research centres.
Batteries move our world and are ubiquitous – they start the engine of our cars, they move the hands of your clocks and allow us to take pictures with our cell phones. The Helmholtz Institute Münster for Ionics in Energy Storage as part of the institute of Energy and Climate research focusses on electrolyte research as a key area for future battery concepts. Major research activities comprise the design, synthesis, characterization and processing of more sophisticated battery electrolytes and chemistries. Our institute operates as a branch office of Forschungszentrum Jülich in close cooperation with the University of Münster and RWTH Aachen University, in this way fostering joint research efforts while promoting this important forward-looking field of electrochemical energy storage.
We are looking to recruit a
Head of a young investigator group in battery research
you will establish a young investigator group in the field of battery research and independently shape promising research activities including project ideas and methods, thereby attracting third-party and public research funding
part of your responsibilities will be the independent supervision of PhD students
you will disseminate your research results e.g. by publishing in highly visible research journals and by participating in leading scientific conferences
The successful candidate will be a research personality with a track record in electrochemistry as well as materials sciences of battery materials and electrochemical cells. He/she should have convincing capabilities to tie in with the research activities of the Helmholtz Institute Münster, the Institute of Energy and Climate Research of Forschungszentrum Jülich, the MEET Battery Research Center and the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy of Münster University.
you will have excellent degrees, including a PhD, for example in chemistry, materials science or physics
You have gained experience as a postdoctoral researcher outside Germany (preferably USA or EU; necessary prerequisite for the position to be filled); in addition, a job change after your PhD will be viewed favorably, applications from abroad are also welcome
after your PhD you have spent up to five years in research related to the field of electrochemical energy storage
you have documented experience with independent research activities
your excellent communication skills in English (and preferably in German) will help you to supervise and guide your group
in interdisciplinary collaborations you were able to show your flexibility
join a team in the highly attractive field of battery research and take the opportunity to shape research for this essential technology domain
profit from the high reputation and strong national and international network of the director of IEK-12, Prof. Martin Winter
we will provide you with state-of-the-art equipment on an international level, specific additional equipment to support your research is expected to be funded through successful grant proposals
to start your group funding of your own position, two PhD student positions and required consumables and travel expenses will be provided
our closely knit network of globally leading industrial partners is at your disposal for professional exchange
a communicative and stimulating discussion culture within our institute, as well as possibilities for career development complete our offer
flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)
Upon application, please, submit a scientific research plan covering the following aspects: Overall motivation and intended scientific achievements, highlighting your potential career goals, either in academia, in an industry research laboratory or self-employment.
Prior to application consider to get in touch with Dr Gunther Brunklaus (E-Mail: email@example.com) for further information, please.
Place of employment: Münster
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
We look forward to receiving your application until 24.11.2019 via our online recruitment system on our career site quoting the reference number 2019-394.
Internal Number: 2019-394
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