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.
Several PhD opportunities are available in IEK-13, a newly founded subinstitute in the Institute for Energy and Climate Research of the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. IEK-13 pursues a program in theory, modeling, and simulation of complex functional materials for emerging energy technologies, such as fuel cells, batteries, electrolysis cells, and CO2 reduction cells. Goals of the program are to increase fundamental understanding of vital electrochemical phenomena, support the development of tailor-made materials solutions and diagnostic approaches, and develop model-based tools for the evaluation and optimization of next-generation devices. To expedite this agenda, we make use of a broad inventory of tools, including calculations based on quantum mechanical density functional theory, molecular dynamics simulations (ab initio, classical, and coarse grained), Monte Carlo simulations, theory of transport phenomena in disordered media, kinetic theory, theoretical approaches of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, and continuum modeling.
Our research program offers ample interfaces for model evaluation by comparison to experiments, knowledge transfer to materials science laboratories, and testing and analytics of innovative materials in functional energy devices. The scientific program is complemented by the development of a Virtual Materials Intelligence platform.
In this playing field, there is a need for highly-qualified theory and modeling experts, whom we are offering to train and put at the forefront of exciting developments.
We currently have a vacancy for
You will conduct independent theoretical and/or computational research in one of the three major thrust areas of the institute, which focus on computational materials science, theoretical chemical physics, and physical modeling and diagnostics. Your general tasks will include gaining expert-type knowledge (context and perspective) in the field of study through extensive literature study, acquiring and expanding theoretical knowledge and mathematical/computational skills to formulate and solve insightful physical models, analyzing results, and communicating them effectively to collaborators and the scientific community at large.
Your topic as a PhD student will be one (or a combination) of the following:
Topic 1: Apply for topic 1 here
Topic 2: Apply for topic 2 here
Topic 3: Apply for topic 3 here
Topic 4: Apply for topic 4 here
Topic 5: Apply for topic 5 here
Topic 6: Apply for topic 6 here
If you are interested in more than one topic, you are welcome to apply for different topics. Please note, that you will have to apply individually for each topic that you are interested in.
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
We look forward to receiving your application until August 31, 2019, via our online recruitment system.
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|Otsikko||PhD positions for new programs in physical theory, modeling and simulation of energy materials|
|Job location||Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße, 52428 Jülich|
|Julkaistu||elokuuta 13, 2019|
|Viimeinen hakupäivä||elokuuta 31, 2019|
|Tieteenalat||Energiatekniikka,   Nanoteknologia,   Materiaalikemia,   Katalyysi,   Sähkökemia,   Fysikaalinen kemia,   Polymeerikemia,   Teoreettinen kemia,   Materiaalifysiikka,    and 2 more. Teoreettinen fysiikka,   Elektroniikka  |