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March 2020


As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Jülich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work with around 6,100 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe’s largest research centres.


The "Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies" (HI ERN) is as IEK-11 a part of Forschungszentrum Jülich. The IEK-11 works in close collaboration with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). The collaboration between the partners is focussed on the research areas of innovative materials and processes for photovoltaic energy and solar fuels, as well as for hydrogen technologies, therefore covering novel approaches for conversion and storage of CO2 neutral energy.


We are offering a
PhD position – High-throughput screening of the stability of cathode materials of lithium-ion batteries

Your Job:

investigation of the stability of cathode materials with our advanced characterization tools developed in the group analysis of the effect of different electrochemical parameters on the dissolution mechanistic investigation of the underlying processes leading to dissolution collaboration with partners in preparing and modifying cathode materials execution of experiments analysis and communication of the obtained experimental data writing papers and presenting the results at national and international conferences


Your Profile:

excellent university degree in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or a relevant discipline
previous experience in fundamental and/or applied electrochemistry excellent organizational skills
ability to show initiative and work independently good cooperation and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team good skills in spoken and written English high motivation for pursuing a PhD within 3 years


Our Offer:

international, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive campus (FAU Südgelände) including many opportunities for cooperation with partners from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and from abroad excellent scientific and technical infrastructure for conducting high-quality research working with worldwide unique analytical measuring methods cooperation with leading industry partners worldwide extensive range of further training courses various opportunities to reconcile work and family a part-time job with 29.25 hours per week a position initially limited to 3 years remuneration and social benefits according to the collective agreement of the public service (75% EG 13 TVöD-Bund)


Place of employment: Erlangen


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

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system on our career site until 31.03.2020, quoting the reference number 2020-069.


Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2020-069:

Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via e-mail.

February 2020


Electrodeposition of Functional Gels for Scanning Gel Electrochemical Microscopy
Scanning Gel Electrochemical Microscopy (SGECM) is a scanning electrochemical probe technique that measures spatially localized electrochemistry with a gel that is in local contact with the sample surface. The gel probe constitutes the heart of SGECM, which is currently fabricated by electrodeposition on a micro-disk electrode or an etched metal wire in our group. In this Ph.D. project, we target at functionalizing the gels to further push forward the technique for more applications in surface analysis and electrocatalyst evaluations. The Ph.D. student will be co-supervised by CNRS researchers Dr. Alain Walcarius and Dr. Liang Liu. Dr. Alain Walcarius is specialized in electroanalysis and electrodeposition of functionalized mesoporous silica films. Dr. Liang Liu is experienced in electrodeposition of sol-gel and scanning electrochemical probe instrumentation. The duration of Ph.D. is 3 years and the starting date is Oct. 1, 2020. The work will be carried out in Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour les Matériaux et l’Environnement (LCPME) and the Ph.D. student will register in Université de Lorraine, France.

Requirements of the candidate:
(1) Valid Master degree by the starting date of the position. If the candidate has not yet obtained a master degree, a letter from the current university stating the expected date of finishing Master is mandatory.
(2) Education background in Chemistry, especially in the field of electrochemistry and/or hydrogel materials.
(3) Experience and interest in programming for instrumentation and/or data analysis is a bonus.
(4) Fluent in English communication. French language is not mandatory.

Please send a complete CV, a motivation letter and a complete transcript during Master (translated in French or English) to:
Dr. Alain Walcarius
Dr. Liang Liu



January 2020


1 year post-doc at CNRS – Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

Modelling of mass transport at non-ordered (electro)chemically active interfaces


The project is focused on modelling of mass transport and reactivity in catalytic and electrochemical systems featuring non-ordered locations of active sites with micro- or nanoscale dimensions. Such systems are frequently encountered in practice (e.g., in fuel cells, industrial catalytic devices, micro- or nanofabricated chemically or electrochemically active surfaces etc.) revealing specific patterns of behaviours requiring their modelling and rationalization for advanced applications. The goal of the project is to extend existing approaches and approximations for non-ordered systems or develop new ones to model various experimentally relevant situations (monodisperse/polydisperse active site size distributions, diffusion or kinetic controlled mass transport etc.). The developed approaches will be further used for statistical characterisation of the active site distribution at the examined interfaces based on the experimental data.

Responsibilities of the post-doc will include 2D and 3D simulations of systems with randomly distributed active sites (mostly within continuous level of description), analysis of their behaviour and development of efficient approximations and modelling approaches for the systems under the scrutiny; solution of the inverse problem to reconstruct the system properties of interest from experimental data.



The candidate should have theoretical background and experience in modelling/simulations of mass transport and reactivity (or alternatively heat transfer, hydrodynamics…) within the framework of continuous level of description, i.e. integral or (partial) differential equations. Familiarity or knowledge of mesoscopic methods (lattice Boltzmann methods, Langevin dynamics etc.) is a plus, good knowledge of any programming language is an advantage as well. Certain level of independence, good communication skills, bona fide, good spoken and written English are assumed.


PhD (or its equivalent) is required in a relevant discipline, which may include Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering etc. Successful candidate must start on 1st of March 2020 or earlier. Salary will depend on previous experience and will be evaluated by CNRS according to its official salary chart.
Workplace location: Chemistry Department, Ecole Normale Superieure, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris.
Hosting team involves Alexander Oleinick (project bearer), Irina Svir (CNRS Research Director) and Christian Amatore (Emeritus CNRS Research Director).

Documents for selection process

(i) CV, max. 2 pages; (ii) full list of publications; (iii) letter(s) of recommendation (not obligatory, but appreciated) or names and e-mails of two academic references.
If getting references or recommendations may take some time, we kindly ask any interested candidate to manifest interest to this position by an e-mail with her/his CV and full list of publications as soon as possible. The references or recommendation letters may be sent later.



Alexander Oleinick,