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Physicist / Chemist / Materials scientist (f/m/d)

Organizational unit

Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)

Job description

You develop methods for multi-scale simulation of batteries and battery materials and apply them to current issues in battery research, including the projects BIG-MAP and DigiKAM. Your field of responsibility includes investigating novel concepts for function and structuring formation in post-lithium batteries. Furthermore, you apply methods to current research challenges in battery research, publish the results in international journals, and cooperate with material science groups at KIT. You should also prepare manuscripts and present results at conferences. In addition, you work on the EU project BIG-MAP and to support KIT in the application and implementation of European/national projects in battery research (e. g. within the framework of the Battery2030+ initiative). This applies in particular to the acquisition and implementation of third-party funding projects. If these efforts are successful, the employee should play an important role in supervising and supporting the employees involved in these projects.

Starting date


Personal qualification

You have a doctoral degree and documented interest in physics or chemistry and knowledge of electrochemistry, electrochemical energy storage. Sound knowledge of solid-state physics/ chemistry as well as knowledge of the corresponding simulation methods, in particular density functional theory/ molecular dynamics are required. In addition, you have programming skills (C++, Fortran, Python, parallel algorithms) and UNIX and have gained experience with methods for material science simulation (structure formation, dynamics, electronic properties, charge transport) of batteries.


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

Contract duration

limited to 2 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wenzel, phone 0721 608-26386; Mail:

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 317/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 317/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


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Phone: +49 721 608-25093,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany