PhD Position – Ionic Liquid-Tuned Interfaces for the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide

Company Name :Forschungszentrum Jülich

Job Posted Date : 2022-03-03T01:46:36.000Z

Location: Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany

Job Function:Research, Analyst, Information Technology

Job Industry:Research

Job Description:Advertising division: IEK-11 – Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy

Reference number: 2021D-197
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Would you like to contribute to the energy transition in Germany through your work? Then the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg (for Renewable Energy) (HI ERN) is the right place for you! The HI ERN forms the core of the close partnership between Forschungszentrum Jülich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy, and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg at the Erlangen site. The collaboration relates to the areas of innovative materials and processes for photovoltaic energy systems and hydrogen as a storage and carrier medium for CO2-neutral energy. Support us researching and developing solutions for the climate-neutral, sustainable, and cost-effective utilization of renewable energies. This PhD position is provided by Wacker Chemie and implies cooperative work with this company on a project with direct practical relevance. For more information on HI ERN and its main research areas, please visit https://www.hi-ern.de

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PhD Position – Ionic Liquid-Tuned Interfaces for the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide

Your Job

You will be part of the Electrocatalysis research department ( https://www.hi-ern.de/hi-ern/Electrocatalysis), which research area is an investigation of fundamental aspects of the electrolyte-electrode interface during applied processes of conversion of electrical to chemical energy. Our aims are to develop an efficient methodology for the electrochemical transformation of readily available feedstock (bio-mass) to value-added or fuel products. Besides commonly used offline analytical methods, in the department of Electrocatalysis, a unique platform for online (real-time) analysis of electrochemical processes is developed, proving to be a powerful analytical support for the conducted research. As part of the PhD position, you will work on this project with practical orientation in cooperation with Wacker Chemie. Your tasks in detail:
Design, synthesis, and characterization of catalytic materials Utilization of the obtained materials as electrocatalysts Validation of online and offline analytical methods Analysis of the activity, selectivity, and stability of electrocatalysts Scientific discourse of the obtained experimental data Writing papers and presenting the results in conferences Representing of the institute in project meetings Collaboration with partners within HI ERN and outside

Your Profile

Excellent master’s degree in Chemistry, Material science, Chemical engineering, or a relevant discipline Experience in material science, organic chemistry and desirable knowledge of basic electrochemical methods Strong organizational skills, ability to show initiative and work independently Outstanding cooperation and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team Excellent skills in spoken and written English High motivation for pursuing a PhD within three years in a multidisciplinary project related to the investigation of electrode-electrolyte interfaces

Our Offer

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:
A lively scientific environment within the institute and possibilities for cooperation with excellent partners at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen and numerous partners in Germany and abroad An excellent international environment to perform sound, high-quality research at the international level and daily, hands-on experience in worldwide-unique electrochemical characterization techniques Active participation in project meetings, as well as on national and international conferences to present the results and to develop further competences Interaction and cooperation with world-leading industrial partners and strong support and mentoring for setting up a future career in science and/or the industry A comprehensive further training program 30 days of annual leave Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

The position is initially for a fixed term of 3 years. Pay in line with 75% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60 % of a monthly salary as special payment („Christmas bonus“).

Place of employment: Erlangen

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Would you like to contribute to the energy transition in Germany through your work? Then the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg (for Renewable Energy) (HI ERN) is the right place for you! The HI ERN forms the core of the close partnership between Forschungszentrum Jülich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy, and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg at the Erlangen site. The collaboration relates to the areas of innovative materials and processes for photovoltaic energy systems and hydrogen as a storage and carrier medium for CO2-neutral energy. Support us researching and developing solutions for the climate-neutral, sustainable, and cost-effective utilization of renewable energies. This PhD position is provided by Wacker Chemie and implies cooperative work with this company on a project with direct practical relevance. For more information on HI ERN and its main research areas, please visit https://www.hi-ern.de

We are offering a

PhD Position – Ionic Liquid-Tuned Interfaces for the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide

We Offer Ideal Conditions For You To Complete Your Doctoral Degree

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change.
A lively scientific environment within the institute and possibilities for cooperation with excellent partners at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen and numerous partners in Germany and abroad An excellent international environment to perform sound, high-quality research at the international level and daily, hands-on experience in worldwide-unique electrochemical characterization techniques Active participation in project meetings, as well as on national and international conferences to present the results and to develop further competences Interaction and cooperation with world-leading industrial partners and strong support and mentoring for setting up a future career in science and/or the industry A comprehensive further training program 30 days of annual leave Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

The position is initially for a fixed term of 3 years. Pay in line with 75% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60 % of a monthly salary as special payment („Christmas bonus“).

Place of employment: Erlangen

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.