Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
A Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association
For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:
PhD student – lnvestigation of processes for fabricating functional multi-component stacks based on nanopaper and spray-coating
DESY is one of the world's leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More than 2,400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.
Cellulose nanofibrils play a crucial role in sustainable materials science. They are based on renewable biomaterials and show ultimate mechanical properties. Based on cellulose nanofibrils, we aim to create novel multi-component materials for flexible sustainable electronics and energy conversion applications utilizing water-based processes ('green chemistry'). The PhD candidate will be stationed and enrolled within a doctoral program at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Developing functional coatings based on cellulose and water-based processes
lnvestigating the underlying processes on the nanoscale using advanced characterization methods
Performing and analyzing of measurement campaigns at DESY, national and international large scale facilities
Publication and presentation of results at national and international meetings and conferences
Master completed in physics, material sciences, materials chemistry or physical chemistry or comparable natural science
Fluent business English
Knowledge of coating technologies
Knowledge of X-ray or neutron techniques
Experience in presenting scientific results
For further information please contact Stephan V. Roth at 040 8998-2934.
The position is limited to 3 years.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-time work. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.
Deadline for applications: Until the position is filled.