PhD position – Developement of NMR-based protocols for analysis of lithium metal batteries • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH • Münster

PhD position – Developement of NMR-based protocols for analysis of lithium metal batteries • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH • Münster Germany.

Open Positions 1
Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline 04 Jan 2021
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD – Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Physical Chemistry
Description 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

PhD position – Developement of NMR-based protocols for analysis of lithium metal batteries

Your Job:

Electrochemical storage devices for mobile and stationary applications will play an increasingly important role in the future. The main focus of research and development comprises the increase of power and energy density as well as service life and environmental friendliness of batteries. A promising approach of current research is to enhance the reversible capacity and efficiency of lithium metal-based batteries by controlling lithium losses and the distribution of Li deposits depending on electrochemical or operational parameters. Your tasks in detail:

– Further development of NMR based strategies for the determination of Li species in cells
– Optimization of cell designs
– Adjustment of the electrochemical characterization procedures of cells considering the active materials as well as operating parameters
– Participation in joint projects

Your Profile:
– Excellent university degree in chemistry
– Experience with synthesis and characterization of organic and polymeric materials
– Basic knowledge of electrochemistry
– Basic knowledge of NMR spectroscopy
– Good written and oral communication skills in German and English
– Distinctive willingness for close cooperation with internal and external project partners
– Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team
– Enthusiasm for challenging aspects of research

Our Offer:
– An excellent environment to perform high-quality research at an international Level
– PhD studies at the University of Münster when meeting the requirements
– Possibility to participate in project meetings, as well as national and international conferences to present results and to develop further competences
– A lively scientific environment within HI MS and possibilities for cooperation with our partners at RWTH Aachen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and WWU Münster and within the joint research endeavours
– Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training programme
– Usually a contract for the duration of 3 years
– Pay in line with 67 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund).
– Information on employment as a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich can be found here

Place of employment: Münster

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Working Language
  • English
  • German
Language of Dissertation
  • English
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
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