Ph. D. Student (m/f/d)

Updated: 4 months ago

The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany, is an internationally leading center for materials research, a scientific partner to national and international research institutions, and a research and development provider for numerous companies throughout the world. The INM is a member of the Leibniz Association and has about 250 employees.

The INM Energy Materials Group, in collaboration with the InnovationCenter INM, explores the application of novel nanomaterials with a specific focus on the rapidly growing 2D material family of MXene. We seek a

Ph.D. student (m/f/d)

in the field of MXene synthesis

Desired starting date: March 1st, 2022, salary level E 13 TV-L 50% (with potential increase during the project), contract limited to three years (with possible extension).

Your tasks

  • Synthesis and characterization of advanced MXene (complex chemical composition, solid solutions)
  • Surface functionalization and hybridization of MXene for tailored properties
  • Electrochemical characterization for battery applications
  • Leading efforts related to experimental work, data analysis, and publications
  • Support of the overall scientific work of synergetic nanomaterial research
  • Communication and collaboration with academic and industry partners

Your profile

  • M.Sc. in chemistry, materials science, or a related field
  • Experience with MXene and/or synthesis of 2D materials
  • Experience with electrochemical methods and material characterization
  • Ability to work as a member of an international, multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, thorough command of the English language. German language knowledge is beneficial but no prerequisite

Your benefits

  • An exciting position in a dynamic research team that interacts with leading researchers and industrial partners
  • A unique opportunity to research on pioneering methods for MXene synthesis
  • Strong support to perform high-quality research and to present and publish your research results (journals, conferences)
  • An interdisciplinary and international workplace with excellent infrastructure
  • A comprehensive benefits package (flexible working hours, mobile working, company pension scheme)

Interested? Want to know more? Just contact us!

We are looking forward to receiving your application (CV, a complete list of publications, one-page motivation letter, at least two letters of reference) by January 31st, 2022. Please send one single pdf file <5 MB to Prof. Presser via email to volker.presser(at) (Reference “PhD: MX”).

The INM is an equal-opportunity employer with certified family-friendly policy. We promote professional opportunities for women and strongly encourage them to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.


INM - Leibniz-Institute for New Materials gGmbH

Prof. Dr. Volker Presser

Head of Energy Materials

Campus D2 2 in 66123 Saarbruecken, Saarland, Germany

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