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christine fischerOic5∂kit edu
P. Jaeger
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patricia jaegerStx7∂kit edu
Antje Hase
antje haseWli7∂kit edu
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Jobs & Training

We employ scientists in chemistry, engineering, physics, materials science, and mathematical modelling as well as staff in administrative and technical positions.

Vacancies and PhD Positions

Most of our current vacancies and PhD positions are posted on the KIT jobs page. For details on our PhD positions you may contact Patricia Jaeger or Christine Fischer. Vacancies not posted on the KIT website are included below.

Bachelors or Masters Thesis

Because we are an institute within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and have close connections to other universities (including Darmstadt, Münster, Ulm, Gießen, Basel, and Strasbourg), we can supervise bachelor's or master's theses. To apply, please contact our research unit chairs and research groups.

Current vacancies

PhD position funded by Marie Curie action

The project concerns application of voltage-driven reversible electrochemistry (surface chemistry and ion-exchange) to control magnetism. The research involves nanomagnetism, material science and electrochemistry. Please apply via the linked EURAXESS website.

EURAXESS project description
Master Thesis: Battery Research and Hydrogen Storage Materials

Work on developing a new electrolyte suitable for cycling Li-ion batteries at high temperature.

Job details

Chemikerin / Chemiker (w/m/d) mit abgeschlossener Promotion


Scientists / Engineers (master´s degree) (m/f/d)

Job description

Sie arbeiten im Rahmen des Excellenzclusters "3DMM2O" auf dem Gebiet der Herstellung von Fotolacken für direktes Laserschreiben (DLW). Diese Tätigkeiten dienen als essentielle Vorbereitung für die Exzellenzinitiative III. Sie veröffentlichen die entsprechenden Ergebnisse in wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften und bei internationalen Konferenzen.

Personal qualification

Sie verfügen über ein Hochschulstudium (Diplom (Uni)/Master) der Fachrichtung Chemie mit abgeschlossener Promotion und mehrjährige Berufserfahrung in der Makromolekularen Chemie und im 3D-Druck. Weiterhin haben Sie gute Kenntnisse in der organischen und Polymer Synthese sowie in der Anwendung von Fotolacken in 3D Druck (3D-Laser Lithography).Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift runden Ihr Profil ab. Auslandserfahrung ist von Vorteil.


EG 13, sofern die fachlichen und persönlichen Voraussetzungen erfüllt sind. 


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INT 02-19: Bachelor- or Masterthesis: Analysis of surface species in lithium ion battery materials


Final Thesis (Bachelor and Master Thesis)

Job description

You will work at the Battery and Electrochemistry Laboratory (BELLA), which is equally funded by BASF SE and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and is part of the BASF scientific network on electrochemistry and batteries. It is located at the Campus North of KIT and is associated with the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT). Research at BELLA combines fundamental work with application-driven projects on battery materials. The equipment of the laboratory allows for a variety of synthetic work, battery assembly, and characterization of both materials and cells.


This research project aims to establish new methods and procedures to characterize the surface properties of cathode materials for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). You will perform experiments such as titrations and preparations for elemental analysis (analytical chemistry) to determine surface species as well as electrochemical characterizations to correlate the surface species on cathode materials to the battery performance. Due to your experience with lab work, you will independently perform these experiments and gather data for scientific publications. You will work side by side with a postdoctoral researcher who is in charge of the project. Further analytical techniques could include automated titrations (Karl Fischer), elemental analysis by ICP-OES and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy, galvanostatic testing of LIBs, and/or electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The project is either part of thesis work for a M.Sc. or B.Sc. program or you can apply as a student assistant (“HiWi”).

Personal qualification

  • Knowledge in the field of chemistry and/or chemical engineering (lab experience)
  • Knowledge in the field of analytical chemistry and/or electrochemistry is desirable
  • Good English and/or German language skills
  • Confident use of Office and Origin Labs software for data analysis and graphing


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