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PhD student (m/f/d) Ca-ion batteries Arbeitsort: Ulm

// Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-
Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

// Energy with a future

The Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, ZSW) is a non-profit foundation of the Federal State Baden-Württemberg and various institutions and companies. Our work focuses on business-related research and development on renewable energies, energy storage and energy efficiency as well as analyses of energy systems. As an industry-oriented research institute we pave the way for new technologies into the market together with our partners - working from materials research to systems, tests and market analyses along the entire value chain. This expertise from a single source is a key success factor for our business partners.

For the research department Accumulators Materials Research (ECM), at the Ulm site, we are seeking as soon as possible a

PhD student (m/f/d)  (time factor 75%) for the development of novel high performance anodes for Ca-ion batteries

for cooperation in the POLiS (Post Lithium Storage) Cluster of Excellence funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft the  (DFG).

Your areas of activity:

  • Pioneer the development of novel high performance anodes for Ca-ion batteries.
  • Understand the fundamental electrochemical processes occurring at the anode.
  • Understand structural and morphological changes of the anode during battery operation.
  • Develop a proof-of-concept full Ca-ion battery cell.
  • Attendance of workshop and courses established within the Cluster of Excellence.

Your profile:

  • Above-average Master Degree in Chemistry, Material Science or Physics.
  • Thorough knowledge of Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, where having experience on batteries would be a plus.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and scientific evaluation software, e.g. Origin.
  • Excellent  oral  and  communication  skills,  including  the  proven  ability  to  write  in  English and German  at  a  suitable  standard  for  the  preparation  of  written  reports,  publications  and  presentations  of  the  work  at  generalist  and  specialist  levels,  including  discussions  with  collaborators  and  scientists  in  different  fields.
  • High level of commitment, problem-solving ability and ability to work under pressure.

Our offer to you:
The ZSW offers you a creative atmosphere in which new knowledge and sustainable processes are promoted. With us you will find an open infrastructure with extensive creative freedom, flat hierarchies and the ability to work independently. Would you also like to advance applied energy research? We are looking forward to receiving your application!

The employment contract is limited to 3 years and is classified in accordance with the TV-L regulations of the civil service in Baden-Württemberg. If you are interested in this professional and personal challenge, please apply exclusively using the application form in the job advertisement "Jetzt auf diese Stelle bewerben" by 26/03/2021 at the latest. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to call Dr. Mario Marinaro at +49 731/95 30-213. Further information is available at www. zsw-bw.de.                   

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Herr Clemens Gaese


Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
Helmholtzstr. 8
89081 Ulm

Telefon: +49 711 7870 240
E-Mail: karriere@zsw-bw.de