The positions are at Forschungszentrum Jülich, one of the largest interdisciplinary research centers in Europe, focusing its expertise in research with neutrons and electrons at the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) and the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons (ER-C).
The JCNS develops and operates neutron scattering instruments for an international user community at its outstations at the world’s leading neutron sources. The Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy is a national user facility open to universities, research institutions and research laboratories in industry and operates some of the most powerful transmission electron microscopes.
To strengthen the cooperation between the JCNS and the ER-C and to make use of the synergy of neutron scattering and electron microscopy/spectroscopy, we offer three PhD positions in key research areas established in the two centers. The combined use of neutrons and electrons as complimentary probes is a key aspect of the three projects. All three PhD candidates will be jointly supervised by scientists from both institutions. The three research projects are:
Optimization of interfaces in all-solid-state Li batteries
(Energy; Reference D035-1/2017)
Atomically resolved magnetism in oxide heterostructures
(Magnetism; Reference D035-2/2017)
Structure and dynamics of microgel-nanoparticle composite systems
(Soft Matter; Reference D035-3/2017)
The successful candidates will be based at the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science and the Ernst Ruska-Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany and will receive their Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen University.
Start: 1st of July 2017
We invite interested candidates to send applications including a letter of motivation, CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the reference number by 1st of April, 2017. You will receive a confirmation after this date.