Vacancy No. 75/2019

Scientist (m/f/d)

Subject physics, chemistry or material science

Job description

As part of the Excellence Cluster 'Energy Storage Beyond Lithium' you will be responsible to implement the characterization of 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 set up a sputter deposition system to simultaneously prepare bulk thin batteries and deposite micron-sized thin film batteries for in-situ TEM studies in close collaboration with the group of Prof. Janek.

Personal qualification

You have a university degree (diploma (uni)/master) in the field of physics, chemistry or material science with a PhD and experience in in-situ electron microscopy. Good knowledge of the physical principles and practical experience in focused ion beam microscopy and spectroscopy, in transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy for solid state structural characterization and basic knowledge of batteries and battery materials are required. Also experience in handling air sensitive materials, analytical abilities to solve complex physical and technical problems and good oral and written English language skills are essential. Experience in sputter deposition techniques, in designing deposition and MEMS setups and in data management for microscopy & spectroscopy 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.


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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.