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Postdoc – Na-ion batteries, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Postdoc – Na-ion batteries: At the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1), we are seeking a highly motivated Postdoc to join our dynamic and international team. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of superior cathode materials for Na-ion batteries, playing a crucial role in advancing energy storage technologies for the global energy transition.

Postdoc – Simulation-based development of cathode materials for Na-ion batteries

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Simulation-based development of cathode materials for Na-ion batteries

Location: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany


  • Successfully completed scientific master’s degree and PhD in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a comparable field with excellent final grades
  • Excellent knowledge in the field of quantum mechanics, quantum chemistry and/or modeling and simulation
  • Experience in the field of Solid State (or Condensed Matter) Physics and Electrochemistry
  • English (fluent written and spoken) language skills indispensable
  • Excellent cooperation, communication skills and ability to work in a team
  • Systematic and structured way of working, including efficient documentation and data processing

Job Description:

  • Modeling cathode materials with various compositions
  • Performing ab initio-based calculations (e.g., DFT and AIMD) on supercomputers
  • Applying finite element methods
  • Simulation of the influence of substitution and/or doping on capacity, conductivity, and stability of materials by applying multiscale approaches
  • Writing project reports and scientific publications
  • The work is part of a Franco-German project on high-performance batteries and also includes a research visit to France.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their applications, including a CV, cover letter, and contact information for references, to apply@fz-juelich.de. Please mention the external id 2024-134 in the subject line.

Last Date for Apply: Until position filled

Join us in shaping the future of energy storage technologies and making a meaningful contribution to the global transition towards sustainable energy systems. We look forward to welcoming you to our team at Forschungszentrum Jülich!




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