Postdoc / Research Associate - Development of thin films for solid-state batteries using ALD/CVD/PVD

Updated: about 18 hours ago

Your Job:

We are looking for a postdoc interested in the development of thin film batteries and/or related in-operando characterizations. You will work in a diverse team targeting societally relevant applications to develop and explore high energy density solid state batteries. Your tasks in detail:

  • Synthesis thin film solid state batteries using ALD, CVD or PVD
  • Surface modification for high performance solid state batteries using thin film techniques.
  • High level of experimental skills and analytical mindset in interpreting measured data
  • Manuscript writing and regular presentations within the research group.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings and conferences
  • Over time, you may work with and supervise students at various levels of training
  • If appropriate, you will also draft and write research proposals at an advanced stage

Your Profile:

  • Completed Master`s degree (or equivalent) and PhD in chemistry, physics, materials science, process engineering or related fields
  • Previous experience with thin film technologies such as ALD, PVD or CVD
  • Knowledge of electrochemistry, chemical reaction engineering, and synthesis and characterization of materials and components
  • Strong hands-on experience in thin film energy materials fabrication and characterization
  • Willingness to perform versatile experimental work - good scientific writing skills
  • High motivation for innovation
  • Independent and responsible approach to work
  • High level of team spirit and enjoy cooperative teamwork
  • Fluent language skills in English and preferably also in German

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • A world-leading, interdisciplinary, and international research environment with state-of-the-art experimental equipment and diverse opportunities to be a curious researcher
  • Extensive training opportunities and individual opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Very good conditions for work-life balance and a family-friendly company policy
  • Flexible working hours in a full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • 30 days of annual leave and provision for days off between public holidays and weekends (e.g. between Christmas and New Year)
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service
  • Exploration and preparation of next career opportunities, supported by our Career Center & Postdoc Office ( )

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. Limited until 30.11.2025. Salary and social benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to them.

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

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