Stellenausschreibung Nr. 443/2017

Postdoc (f/m) in the field physics, chemistry or materials science



You will work for the Helmholtz Institute Ulm in the Electron Microscopy Group at the Institute of Nanotechnology of KIT in the field of high-end structural characterization of batteries. In collaboration with various research groups, you will characterize batteries and battery materials using in situ and ex situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. You will be responsible for the development of miniaturized model systems for batteries on MEMS chips for in situ TEM characterization to follow the structural changes during charging / discharging cycles of the batteries. Furthermore, you will support the different research groups involved in the HIU with classical high-resolution and analytical TEM investigations of the battery materials. The workplace is located in Karlsruhe and is only suitable for part time work if certain conditions are met. The work can be combined with a ‘Habilitation’ under certain conditions.

Persönliche Qualifikation

You have a university degree (Diploma / Master) in the field of physics, chemistry or materials science, each with a completed doctorate. Several years of experience with analytical transmission electron microscopy and a broad knowledge in the field of in situ and ex situ electron microscopy are required. Experience in the characterization of battery materials is desired. You can prove your previous research activities through publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in the acquisition of third-party funded projects and in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students is desirable. Very good knowledge of spoken and written English is expected, good spoken German knowledge is desired. Personally, you convince through a goal- and team-oriented approach in your work.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.


Helmholtz-Institut Ulm für Elektrochemische Energiespeicherung (HIU)



Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Fichtner, phone +49 (0)731 50-34201 or Dr. Kübel, phone +49 (0)721 608-28970.


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Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

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