JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR ENERGY MATERIALS
The INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, situated in Saarbrücken/Germany, is an internationally leading center for materials research. It is a scientific partner to national and international research institutions and a provider of research and development for companies throughout the world. As an institute of the Leibniz Association the INM has about 200 employees working in the three main research fields nanocomposite technology, interface materials, and bio interfaces. Saarbrücken, the capital of the Federal State of Saarland, is the culturally vibrant Greater Region between France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany.
The INM Energy Materials Group is a dynamic team of currently 12 members working on electrochemical energy storage (supercapacitors), water treatment (capacitive deionization), synthesis of carbon and hybrid nanomaterials, and advanced in situ measurement techniques. To complement and further strengthen our research and development activities on synthesis and characterization of advanced energy materials, we seek to appoint a
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR ENERGY MATERIALS
Interested candidates should submit their complete application including a CV, publication list and a 1-page motivation letter before April 1st, 2015. We prefer to receive your application electronically (in one pdf file smaller than 5 MB) addressed to Prof. Volker Presser under firstname.lastname@example.org. INM is an equalopportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy. We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply.
- Synthesis of carbon and carbon hybrid materials, such as carbide-derived carbons, graphene, carbon onions, metal oxides, and metal nitrides.
- Operation of state-of-the-art equipment, such as atomic layer / chemical vapor deposition, high-temperature furnaces, and hydrothermal autoclaves.
- Active participation in the research activities of the group and to provide support of and mentorship to graduate students.
- Publish scientific papers resulting from this research and present results at appropriate national and international meetings.
We are seeking an experienced scientist with a PhD in chemistry or materials science or another related science field. Previous experience in either electrochemical energy materials or synthesis of carbon and hybrid materials is required. Candidates should be self-motivated, have good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels. The ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team is a critical asset and proficiency in English is mandatory.