Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 102/2024
Closing date: 2024-06-07


Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research seeks to fill the position of a

PhD student
“hydrogen storage properties of confined water” (m/f/d)

commencing on or before 1st August 2024.

We offer a part-time position (65%, 26 hours per week) as a fixed-term position until 31.07.2027.
As a member of the Junior Research Group “Theory and simulations of stimuli-responsive inorganic/hybrid materials” the PhD candidate will work on a theoretical characterization of water structures in confined nanopores with the goal to optimize hydrogen storage properties in these systems. The project is funded within the BMBF project WaNaWa and is highly interdisciplinary, providing the candidate with opportunities to network with collaboration partners.

Your responsibilities:

    • Conduct a scientific research project that combines material and interface characterization with macroscopic phase properties using quantum chemistry and statistical thermodynamics
    • Publish results in scientific journals and at international conferences
    • Collaborate with partners in the project and supervise students at the undergraduate level
    • Work on an own scientific qualification project (PhD)

Your profile:

    • An excellent master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline
    • Experience in Computational Chemistry
    • Experience in Material or Surface Chemistry would be desirable
    • The ability to collaborate in an international and diverse team is essential
    • Communication skills in English are required

We offer:

    • Access to state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, contacts to collaboration partners at EU’s leading large-scale research facilities
    • Flexible working hours (flexitime and, if applicable, teleworking)
    • A Graduate Academy for doctoral candidates and postdocs
    • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare (‘JUniKinder)
    • Networking opportunities with colleagues at the University of Bochum as well as the Fraunhofer Institute IKTS in Dresden with close contacts to industry
    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale 13, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
    • 30 days of vacation per calendar year plus two days off on December 24 and 31

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then apply by 07th June 2024 using our online form.

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