Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 7,250 employees in one of Europe’s biggest research centres and help us to shape change!
At the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Theory and Computation of Energy Materials (IEK-13) –, we contribute to fundamental understanding of electrochemical phenomena, development and characterization of tailored material solutions, and testing and optimization of new energy technologies. To achieve our goals, we bring to bear a diverse spectrum of methods and tools, from physical-mathematical theory and quantum mechanical simulations to continuum modelling. Our research program presents linkages for model evaluation by comparison with experiments, knowledge transfer to material design and development, and testing and analysis from materials to device level. Complementarily, we are developing an artificial intelligence-based platform for data analytics as well as materials design and development.
We are looking to recruit a
Economically viable and environmentally friendly hydrogen-based energy technologies, such as fuel cells and electrolyzers, are of enormous strategic importance. Ionic polymers perform key functions in these technologies, both as solid membrane electrolytes and as components in porous electrodes. The newly hired scientist will fulfill a leading role in our programmatic research on this topic. He or she will develop theoretical and simulation-based methods to understand the aggregation and dispersion behavior of next-generation ionomer materials from ground up and to make model-based predictions regarding their chemical and physical properties, including ionic conductivity and stability.
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:
We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position is initially for a fixed term of two years with possible long-term prospects. 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.
In addition to exciting tasks and a collaborative working atmosphere at Jülich, we have a lot more to offer: https://go.fzj.de/benefits.
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