Vacancy No. HIU 07-2017

PhD Position in Synthesis of Advanced Materials for Energy Storage Systems

Job description

You will develop novel advanced material structures for Li-ion batteries and post-lithium energy storage systems like Na- and the emerging K-ion batteries. Structural, morphological and chemical characterization of the materials will be performed by using ex-situ and in-situ techniques (SEM, XPS, XRD, EXAFS etc.). You will develop and optimize electrodes and electrochemical cells and conduct a complete electrochemical characterization of the synthesized materials. Your work will also involve the presentation of the results at national and international conferences and publication in peer-reviewed international journals.
The working place is in Karlsruhe (KIT campus north and campus south).

Personal qualification

We are looking for a dynamic, serious, and motivated researcher with a Diploma or Master degree in Chemistry, Material Science or related discipline. The candidate is expected to have a background in material synthesis and/or electrochemistry and good communication skills. Fluent German and good knowledge of English are required.

Organizational unit

Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage (HIU)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Sonia Dsoke, Email:


Complete applications should be sent by regular mail and email (in one PDF file) to

Karlsruher Institut für Technolgie (KIT)
Institut für Angwandte Materialien - Energiespeichersysteme
Dr. Sonia Dsoke
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen


Please apply with all for this vacancy number HIU 07-2017 relevant documents (eg CV, certificates, Training) preferably online. Personnel support is provided by 

Mr Dolzinski
Personalservice (PSE),
phone: +49 721 608-25030,

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

If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.