Vacancy No. 46/2019

Scientist (m/f/d)

Subject physics, chemistry or material science / 50% part-time

Job description

As part of the Excellence Cluster 'Energy Storage Beyond Lithium' you will characterize interface structures, solid-state reaction mechanisms and kinetics between solid electrolytes and electrodes in post-lithium batteries using in-situ TEM techniques. Two state-of-the-art aberration corrected TEMs, a FIB with an inert-transfer system and the necessary in-situ setup will be available for the high-end characterization. To enable a direct comparison between bulk and in-situ battery studies, you will help to set up a sputter deposition system to simultaneously prepare bulk thin film batteries and deposite micron-sized thin film batteries for in-situ TEM studies.

There will be the possibility to work towards a PhD.

Personal qualification

You have a university degree (diploma (uni)/master) in the field of physics, chemistry or material science and knowledge of batteries and battery materials. Good oral and written English language skills, knowledge of the physical principles of transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy for solid state structural characterization and knowledge of the physical principles of focused ion beam microscopy & structuring are required. Experience in sputter deposition techniques and in designing deposition and MEMS setups are desirable.


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

Organizational unit

Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)

Starting date


Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Kübel, phone 0721 608-28970.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 46/2019 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Schuhmacher
phone: +49 721 608-25011,

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

We prefer to balance the number of employees (m/f/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.