Chemist, Chemical Engineer or similar (f/m/x)


Scientific activities/projects

Enter the fascinating world of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and help shape the future through research and innovation! We offer an exciting and inspiring working environment driven by the expertise and curiosity of our 11,000 employees from 100 nations and our unique infrastructure. Together, we develop sustainable technologies and thus contribute to finding solutions to global challenges. Would you like to join us in addressing this major future challenge? Then this is your place!

For our Institute of Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, Electrochemical Energy Technology, in Stuttgart we are looking for a

Chemist, Chemical Engineer or similar (f/m/x)

Development of Techniques for Battery Characterization

What to expect:

The current challenges facing society with regard to energy supply require us to reduce emissions, make greater use of renewable energies and utilise energy efficiently. Our Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) contributes to meeting these challenges of our time and helping to shape the future.

In the Electrochemical Energy Technology department, electrochemical reactors and storage systems play a key role in shaping our future with renewable energy from the sun and wind. These include batteries, fuel cells and electrolysers. They are essential building blocks for a future energy system that can be used in both stationary energy supply and electromobility.

To build better batteries, we need a deeper understanding of the governing electrochemical and physical processes that take place when operating the battery and which limit their performance and lifetime. For this purpose our team develops and applies advanced experimental techniques to look into the inner working mechanics of active materials, electrodes and how they correlate with the macroscopic behavior of cells. This insight is used to design improved battery components that balance the trade-offs derived from application in terms of energy and power density, longevity and sustainability.


If you want to play an active part in bringing the battery technologies of the future forward, then join our team and help to push the boundaries of battery characterization and development. The focus of the work will be on the implementation of novel characterization methods and analytical tools to comprehensively study interface dynamics, the correlation between active material properties and electrochemical behavior of advanced lithium-ion batteries. As the digitalization of experimental battery research and the cooperation with our modelling partners play a crucial role for this position, an important part of the work will focus on the digitalization of data generation and analysis workflows. You will work in a dynamic and international team in national and international projects.


Your tasks in detail:

  • You will develop and optimize advanced operando techniques to investigate novel anode and cathode active materials, interface dynamics and degradation mechanisms
  • To study battery materials, composite electrodes and cells, you will use a variety of physical and electrochemical characterization methods
  • Close cooperation with our computational electrochemistry department and other modelling partners on the digitalization of experimental workflows and data management
  • You will be responsible for scientific publications and presentations at national and international conferences

What we expect from you:

  • a scientific university degree in a natural science or engineering subject (e.g. in chemistry, chemical engineering or similar) with very good results
  • good knowledge and first experience in electrochemistry and batteries
  • experience in laboratory work, hands-on mentality and good problem-solving skills
  • good English skills to communicate well in an international team and in a scientific environment

What we offer:

DLR stands for diversity, appreciation and equality for all people. We promote independent work and the individual development of our employees both personally and professionally. To this end, we offer numerous training and development opportunities. Equal opportunities are of particular importance to us, which is why we want to increase the proportion of women in science and management in particular. Applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are qualified.

Further information:

Starting date: immediately

Duration of contract: 2 years

Type of employment: full-time (part-time possible)

Remuneration: up to the German TVöD 13

Vacancy-ID: 96301


Dennis Kopljar Institut für Technische Thermodynamik 

Tel.: 0711 6868 8554

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Deadline: 2024-08-31
Location: Germany, Stuttgart, Baden Württemberg
Categories: Chemical Engineering, Chemist, Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Natural Science,


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