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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.

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

Chemist (f/m/d) with completed doctorate

Category

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

Job description

You will work in the field of photoresist production for direct laser writing. Here you will be responsible for the development and synthesis of new functional polymers for 3D printing in the micro and nano range using a laser lithography setup. The publication of results is also part of your job.

Personal qualification

You have a university degree (Diplom (Uni)/Master) in chemistry, organic chemistry or photochemistry with a completed PhD. You have already gained experience in the development of 3D printing materials and in synthesis, in the characterisation of stimuli-responsive inks, with the investigation methods NMR-, FT-, IR- and UV-Vis spectroscopy and dynamic scanning calorimetry. Experience abroad and a very good command of English are desirable.

Salary

Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

 

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Physicist / Chemist / Materials scientist (f/m/d)

Category

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

Job description

You develop methods for multi-scale simulation of batteries and battery materials and apply them to current issues in battery research, including the projects BIG-MAP and DigiKAM. Your field of responsibility includes investigating novel concepts for function and structuring formation in post-lithium batteries. Furthermore, you apply methods to current research challenges in battery research, publish the results in international journals, and cooperate with material science groups at KIT. You should also prepare manuscripts and present results at conferences. In addition, you work on the EU project BIG-MAP and to support KIT in the application and implementation of European/national projects in battery research (e. g. within the framework of the Battery2030+ initiative). This applies in particular to the acquisition and implementation of third-party funding projects. If these efforts are successful, the employee should play an important role in supervising and supporting the employees involved in these projects.

Personal qualification

You have a doctoral degree and documented interest in physics or chemistry and knowledge of electrochemistry, electrochemical energy storage. Sound knowledge of solid-state physics/ chemistry as well as knowledge of the corresponding simulation methods, in particular density functional theory/ molecular dynamics are required. In addition, you have programming skills (C++, Fortran, Python, parallel algorithms) and UNIX and have gained experience with methods for material science simulation (structure formation, dynamics, electronic properties, charge transport) of batteries.

Salary

Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

 

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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (w/m/d) Fachrichtung Physik, Chemie oder Materialwirtschaft

Category

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

Job description

Sie entwickeln ein generisches Konzept zum Probentransfer für unterschiedliche analytische Methoden einschließlich globaler und lokaler Referenzmarker zur räumlichen intermethoden Korrelation. Weiterhin sind Sie für die Entwicklung eines Konzeptes zum Daten- und Informationsmanagement zur Erfüllung der FAIR Prinzipien bei der korrelativen Charakterisierung sowie zur Kategorisierung von Proben und Charakterisierungsverfahren verantwortlich und beschreiben diese mit Hilfe einer Ontologie. Die Veröffentlichung von wissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen gehört ebenfalls in Ihr Aufgabengebiet.

Personal qualification

Sie verfügen über ein Hochschulstudium (Diplom (Uni)/Master) der Fachrichtung Physik, Chemie oder Materialwissenschaften mit abgeschlossener Promotion und haben bereits Erfahrungen im Datenmanagement sowie in der Datenverarbeitung im Bereich Mikroskopie und Spektroskopie gesammelt. Zudem sind gute physikalische Kenntnisse und mehrjährige praktische Erfahrung im Bereich der Mikroskopie und Spektroskopie zur Festkörperanalytik, insbesondere im Bereich der Elektronenmikroskopie, CT und Oberflächentechniken erforderlich. Außerdem verfügen Sie über analytische Fähigkeiten zur Lösung von physikalischen und technischen Fragestellungen, materialwissenschaftliche Grundkenntnisse und sind interessiert an Informatik und chemischer Prozesstechnik. Eine ausgeprägte Teamfähigkeit sowie sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift runden Ihr Profil ab.

Entgelt

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

 

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