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PhD Position in Novel Synthesis Processes, Polymers and Membranes for PEM Fuel Cells and Electrolysers
The "Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies" (HI ERN) is as IEK-11 a part of Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ). The institute works in close
collaboration with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). The collaboration between the partners is
focussed on the research areas of innovative materials and processes for photovoltaic energy and solar fuels, as well as for hydrogen technologies, therefore
covering novel approaches for conversion and storage of CO2 neutral energy.
The successful candidate will be part of the department "Electrocatalytic Interfacial Engineering", headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Simon Thiele, in the team "Membrane Production and Synthesis", headed by Dr. Jochen Kerres. The department focuses on the production, analysis and simulation of functionally optimal structures from the nanometer scale to the micrometer scale in electrochemically active materials as well as the production of new materials for catalysis and polymer electrolyte membranes.
We currently have a vacancy for a
Novel Synthesis Processes, Polymers and Membranes for PEM Fuel Cells and Electrolysers
Synthesis and analysis of ionic conductive solid electrolyte polymers
Preparation and characterization of acidic and alkaline membranes for fuel cells and electrolysers in the operating range between approx. 20-200°C
Participation in project meetings
Coordination with internal and external partners
Publication and presentation of research results in relevant journals or at international conferences
Successfully completed scientific master`s degree in chemistry with excellent grades
Sound knowledge in synthetic and analytical polymer chemistry
Knowledge in the field of (acidic and alkaline) solid electrolyte polymers and their application in electrochemical membrane processes such as fuel cells, electrolysis or redox-flow-batteries is an advantage
Great motivation to complete the doctorate within 3 years
Excellent organizational skills
Willingness to show initiative and the ability to work independently
Strong cooperation and communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team
Excellent oral and written German and English skills
International, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive campus (FAU Südgelände) including many opportunities for cooperation with partners from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and from abroad
Excellent scientific and technical infrastructure for carrying out high-quality research
Working with analytical measurement methods that are unique in the world
Cooperation with leading industry partners worldwide
Extensive range of further training courses
A wide range of options for reconciling work and family life
Pay in line with 75 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund)
Place of employment: Erlangen
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 6. November 2019 via our
quoting the reference number 2019-357.
Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2019-357: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via e-mail.
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