Scientist (f/m/d) for Zernike Phase Contrast Nano Tomography of Polymer Batteries
Reference No.: CE 2023/26Within the DFG Priority Program Polymer-based Batteries (SPP 2248), in which about 50 people collaborate on the development of novel polymer battery electrodes, we are searching for you for the topic Tomographic characterization of structure-property relationships of polymer-based battery electrodes. You will play a central role in the network of the 3D characterization of the novel polymer materials produced. State-of-the-art tomographic imaging techniques will be used to investigate the 3D structures/morphologies in order to better understand the functional relationships to battery properties. Your goal is to optimize the 3D structures of the electrodes and thus contribute to overcoming the current major hurdles to the development of long-lasting, improved polymer batteries.
An overview of the project can be found here.
You will work in the group for Tomographic Imaging Techniques at the Institute for Electrochemical Energy Storage. The group consists of an interdisciplinary team from physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering and works on cutting-edge topics in the field of batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen generation as well as on the development of novel imaging measurement and 3D evaluation techniques.
- You will be responsible for the 3D structure and morphology analysis of polymer electrode materials using synchrotron nano-tomography, FIB/SEM tomography and electron microscopy.
- You will be responsible for the construction of a tomographic battery setup for operando tomography and tomographic imaging of 3D structures during cycling.
- You will create complex 3D data analyses and visualizations with special 3D software using machine learning tools like neural networks.
- You will reveal 3D structure-property relationships.
- You will research the main causes of performance and lifetime limitations of polymer batteries.
- Master's degree/diploma in physics, chemistry, materials science or comparable
- Very good knowledge of physical measurement techniques and good knowledge of physical interaction mechanisms (radiation-matter)
- Basic knowledge of physical three- or multidimensional data spaces; good programming skills
- Very good teamwork skills and high motivation to work in an interdisciplinary team within a large network
- Highly proficient in written English with good oral skills
- A job at one of the 18 Helmholtz centres
- Work in the research environment of the science metropolis Berlin
- The opportunity to contribute together with researchers from all around the world to the development of renewable energies, energy stores and next-gen technologies for a climate-friendly future
- Career guidance, specific training offers, and networking with peers provided by the Graduate Center and Postdoc Office
- Flexible work hours with flexitime
- 39-hour week
- 30 days paid leave
- Mobile working on up to three days/week
- Comprehensive counselling services for family and career
- Health management and company sports programmes
- Financial support for public transport (Deutschlandticket Job)
- Continuing education opportunities
- And a team that looks forward to meeting you!
Fixed term contract for 12 months. The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).
How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application via our application management system by 03.03.2024. For reasons of data protection regulations,
we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by other means (such as email or mail) in the application process.
We very much want our workplace to be diverse, and welcome applications from people with different backgrounds. It is our mission to promote equal opportunities and to improve women’s representation in the workforce. We are therefore very interested in receiving applications from women. Where the qualifications are met, we will give preference to people with disabilities.For German version, please click on the following link: German Version.