In cooperation with the Technische Universität München, the Institute for Applied Materials – Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS) will design and develop a medium-resolution neutron powder diffraction option at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ). In the frame of this BMBF funded project “ERWIN – Energy Research with Neutrons” you will work at the modern research neutron source FRM II in Garching near Munich and will be responsible for the development and implementation of a neutron powder diffraction option at beamport 8b (instrument RESI). During the realization of the instrument upgrade your main tasks will be the development and integration (at both hardware and software side) of the powder option, new detector systems and stages for sample positioning and a robotic arm manipulator into the existing infrastructure of the RESI instrument. With regard to our research program on Li-ion batteries, you will work on the characterization of battery materials by means of in-operando studies in order to understand and improve battery performance. Points of particular interest are the aging and fatigue mechanisms and their correlation with operation parameters, i.e. temperature, charge/discharge currents, and cell history The high safety standards at the FRM II require a reliability check for the access to the instrument (“atomrechtliche Zuverlässigkeits- überprüfung”). The position includes working in controlled areas.
The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L.
limited, up to 30.06.2019
as soon as possible
You should have a PhD degree in physics, chemistry or material
science and a strong background in diffraction techniques.
Knowledge of CAD software (SolidWorks) and programming is an asset. For administrative coordination good German language skills (in both written and oral) are beneficial.
Dr. Michael Knapp
KIT kindly requests that applications with standard documents, be submitted to the following address and in electronic form to
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Institut für Angewandte Materialien – Energiespeichersysteme
Dr. Michael Knapp