This position is 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 combined use of neutrons and electrons as complimentary probes is a key aspect of this thesis project. The Ph.D. candidate will make use of both techniques and will be jointly supervised by scientists from the JCNS and the 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 with Electrons 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.
This project aims to tackle one of the biggest challenges for all-solid-state batteries: the limited electrochemical and mechanical stability of the employed materials systems. A particular challenge is a reduction in interface resistance for ionic conductivity between the active material and the solid state electrolyte, as well as between the active material and the current collector. A systematic improvement in the materials systems and their interfaces requires the establishment of novel in situ and operando methods in electron microscopy and the further development of neutron depth profiling to study Li migration.
The successful candidate 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: March 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Applications and Further Information
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
How to apply
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 D035-1/2017 by 1st of January, 2018.
You will receive a confirmation after this date.