Postdoctoral Scientist (Postdoc) Position in Battery Research at TUM, Germany

Postdoc in Germany
Postdoctoral Scientist (Postdoc) Position: Join the Technical University of Munich’s (TUM) esteemed Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Neutron Source (FRM II) team in Garching near Munich as a Postdoctoral Scientist in Battery Research. This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading research neutron sources and contribute significantly to advancements in battery technology.

Postdoctoral Scientist (Postdoc) Position in Battery Research at TUM


Postdoctoral Scientist (Postdoc) in Battery Research (M/F/D)

Research Area

  • Battery Research with a focus on:
  • Characterization of Li-ion batteries and their components using neutron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, and neutron depth profile analysis.
  • Investigations of lithium solid electrolyte interfaces.
  • Studies of surfaces of Li metal electrodes, SEI formation, interfaces of solid electrolytes, and polymer electrolytes.


  • Garching near Munich, Germany


  • Completed a degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or Crystallography.
  • Good knowledge of German and English.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Doctorate degree.
  • Knowledge of diffraction with Rietveld analysis (preferably with neutrons) or small-angle scattering.
  • Understanding of electrochemistry of batteries.
  • Committed, independent working style with reliability and flexibility.
  • Team player with a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary research.

Job Description

  • Utilize advanced analysis methods such as neutron diffraction and X-ray diffraction.
  • Engage in a German-American research project focused on lithium solid electrolyte interfaces.
  • Collaborate with leading German and American institutes including FZ Jülich, KIT, JLU Giessen, Stanford University, and several national laboratories.
  • Participate in an interdisciplinary team investigating Li-ion battery components.
  • Access to TUM’s laboratory facilities for further battery characterization.

How to Apply

  • Prepare a detailed application.
  • Submit via the TUM application portal:
  • For more information, contact Dr. habil. Ralph Gilles at +49 89 289 14665.

Last Date for Apply

  • September 1st, 2024

The position is remunerated according to TV-L, limited to 3 years, with flexible working hours, 30 days of vacation per year, a company pension plan, and access to various TUM benefits including health services, university sports, continuing education, and childcare. TUM aims to increase the proportion of women and encourages applications from women and severely disabled individuals.

For further details on responsibilities and other job offerings, visit the FRM II website and TUM’s career pages.



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