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Scientist (f/m/d)
Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science - completed with a PhD

Organizational unit

Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS)

Job description

You will pursuing the in-depth research of energy-relevant materials (such as in solar cells, batteries and catalysts) using electron and x-ray spectroscopy tools with ex situ, in situ and operando approaches. Furthermore, you will participate in the continuing development of the experimental setups and spectroscopic tools. The position will include activities in the area of project management and the acquisition of research funding. In addition, you will supervise students at the Bachelor, Master and PhD level in their day-today activities and have the opportunity to participate in teaching activities at KIT.

Starting date

sobald wie möglich / as soon as possible

Personal qualification

You have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Material Science with several years of experience in the field of electron and/or x-ray spectroscopy. Furthermore your are familiar with ultra-high vacuum instrumentation and the development of experimental setups. As you will joining an internationally operating research group, a good command of the English language is required. Command of the German language will be helpful but is not necessarily required.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

2 years.

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Lothar Weinhardt (, phone 0721 608-29242.

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 726/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 726/2021

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


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