As Austria's largest research and technology organisation for applied research, we are dedicated to make substantial contributions to solving the major challenges of our time, climate change and digitisation. To achieve our goals, we rely on our specific research, development and technology competencies, which are the basis of our commitment to excellence in all areas. With our open culture of innovation and our motivated, international teams, we are working to position AIT as Austria's leading research institution at the highest international level and to make a positive contribution to the economy and society. 

Our Center for Low-Emission Transport is looking for new Ingenious Partner for our location in Vienna.  

The battery is the centrepiece of modern electric drive concepts. In order to make this electric energy storage unit as efficient, powerful, cost-effective and safe as possible, together with our international multidisciplinary Battery-Technologies team  of scientists, students, engineers and technicians you will develop the next generation of energy storage materials for a sustainable electromobility.



  • As a Senior Scientist, you will contribute to the development of the research and business strategy of the Battery Technology topics.
  • You identify relevant developments in your field and design and acquire corresponding, thematically related national and international research and client projects
  • As part of your research, you develop concepts, specifications and procedures for the development of new materials for energy storage applications with particular focus on Solid State Batteries.
  • You lead our national and international research and client projects and a team of researchers.
  • You will shape the group’s research strategy and development roadmap.
  • You will define and write research proposals.
  • You write impactful scientific publications and will motivate and support other scientists in doing so.
  • You will work together with a team of multidisciplinary scientists and research engineers whose continuous qualification you will support on an ongoing basis.
  • You build a network with both industrial and academic partners.
  • You supervise international interns, master and PhD students of our units.
  • Your innovative results, which you present both in high-ranking publications and at conferences, contribute to the success of our current research projects.
  • You will actively contribute your knowledge to the research team and your results will build your own expertise and international recognition within the area and you will continuously expand your unit’s internationally visible scientific profile.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • You hold a PhD degree in chemistry, physics or materials science
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in electrochemical characterisation and materials development for energy storage (use of Maccor, Biologic or comparable systems)
  • You have experiences in Lithium-ion technologies and significant experiences with solid-state battery systems
  • Experience in publishing in high-ranking journals and renowned conferences
  • Experience in leading complex research projects and leading teams of experts
  • You are a good communicator and highly motivated team player
  • Very good English (written and spoken at technical level), German desirable, but not necessary

What to expect: 

The gross annual salary according to the collective agreement amounts to at least EUR 61.614,-- as a basis and is supplemented by further, variable salary components. The actual total salary package is determined individually according to your qualifications and experience. In addition to benefits, we also offer flexible working conditions, individual training and career opportunities in a highly innovative environment. 


At AIT diversity and inclusion are of great importance. This is why we strive to inspire women to join our teams in the field of technology. We welcome applications from women, who will be given preference in case of equal qualifications after taking into account all relevant facts and circumstances of all applications. 

Please submit your application documents including CV, cover letter and certificates online.

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

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Location: Austria, Vienna
Categories: battery research, Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, PhD, Physics, Senior Scientist,


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