Physicist, Chemist, Materials Scientist or similar (f/m/x)

The Department of Aerogels and Aerogel Composites at the Institute of Materials Research is well-known for their research on the development of highly open-porous nanostructured materials based on organic and inorganic sources by means of the sol-gel process. The research focus lies in application-oriented development of organic, inorganic, carbon, and biopolymer aerogels and their composites by employing state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical/computational methods.

The research group Atomistic and Microstructure Simulation of Aerogels concerns itself with modeling and simulation of the above-mentioned materials either by applying or developing new theoretical methodologies at
the atomistic scale using methods such as density functional theory or molecular dynamics simulations and at the microstructure scale by using coarse grained or cellular automata-based models. Additionally, machine learning methods are employed for predictive modeling and inverse design of materials towards reverse engineering.

You will support our team in the research and development of digital twins of aerogels at the materials level and towards correlating experimental synthesis protocols and parameters to the computational models, thus
accelerating materials development.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • development of new computational models for aerogels and aerogel composites, those that describe their synthesis process
  • bridge the gap between laboratory-based and computational research
  • handling laboratory/device responsibilities
  • writing project reports
  • supervising Bachelor- and Master-thesis
  • present the project results at conferences
  • publish papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • new project acquisition
  • completed university studies (Master or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering or comparable; a completed or submitted PhD is preferred
  • comprehensive understanding of the sol-gel process in relation to aerogels
  • proven experience in computational modeling of aerogels
  • proven publication record with respect to experimental and computational aerogel research
  • knowledge of Python and C++ is desired
  • very good oral and written communication skills in English
  • basic knowledge of German is preferred
  • ability to work in intercultural teams and collaborate effectively with people in different countries

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x).Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Deadline: 2023-04-30
Location: Germany, Cologne
Categories: Chemist, Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, PhD, Physicist, Physics, project management,


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