Doctoral Research Associate in Chemistry & Material Science, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Gessen ,Germany

  • Posted Date: 10/23/2023
  • Expires on: 11/09/2023
  • Description:Description In this project, advanced microstructural and physico-chemical analytical methods will be applied to precisely characterise electrode materials and cell components of rechargeable alkaline zinc-manganese dioxide (ZMB) batteries chemically and structurally in 2D and 3D to advance the optimisation of ZMBs. In detail, you will work on the following sub-aspects:
    •  Carrying out analytical investigations on cell components of rechargeable alkaline zinc-manganese dioxide batteries by means of high-resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and scanning electron microscopy with focused ion beam (FIB-REM) and subsequent data evaluationConducting national and international research visits and participation in project meetings and national and international scientific conferencesPublication of results in scientific journals
  • Requirements 
    • Completed Master‘s or equivalent university degree in chemistry, physics or materials science with at least the grade “good”Knowledge of surface analysis, electrochemistry and interfacial chemistry is desirableGood English language skills and the will to carry out conference and measurement trips (also abroad)Intensive scientific exchange with the scientists from the project network is requiredVery well-developed communication skills and an interdisciplinary, open mindsetVery good skills of expression and writing style regarding scientific publishing
  • Benefits 
    • Working in an internationally renowned institute that offers you attractive scientific development opportunitiesA varied job with flexible working hoursFree use of local public transport (LandesTicket Hessen)More than 100 training seminars, workshops, and e-learning opportunities per year for personal development, as well as a wide range of health and sports activities.Remuneration according to TV-H, company pension scheme, child allowance and special paymentsGood compatibility of family and career (certificate “audit familiengerechte hochschule”
    NOTE:JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Anja Henss by phone (0641/99-34515) or e-mail (

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