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PhD-Student (f/m/d) in Rechargeable Batteries

Bavarian Center for Battery Technology (BayBatt)

Application deadline:

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. Dr. Jun Young Cheong’s group at Bavarian Center for Battery Technology (BayBatt) at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking for a

PhD-Student (f/m/d) in Rechargeable Batteries

Your tasks:

In this position, you will work on the synthesis of inorganic and inorganic composite materials, which will be applied for various rechargeable batteries, including lithium-ion batteries. Previous expertise on the synthesis of inorganic materials and investigation onto the crystal structures can be helpful. It would be great to have some knowledge on electrochemistry background but this is not a required part. Students will be also asked to work with a number of other colleagues in other chairs and departments, so the communication of ideas and presentation skills should be sufficient.

Your profile:

You should have a master degree, exhibit proficiency in either German and/or English, and have expertise in the following fields:

  • Chemistry / Materials Science and Engineering / Chemical Engineering / Electrochemistry

We offer you:

  • Part-time position 50% pay grade E13 (for 3 years)
  • Innovative scientific work along with application-oriented research & development
  • Potential collaboration with industry and connection for future job employment
  • Flexible working environments
  • Possibilities for various international collaboration works, for building up international research networks

The Bavarian Center for Battery Technology (BayBatt) bundles battery-specific expertise in physics and chemistry, material science and engineering, as well as information technology and economics as a supra-regional competence center at the Bayreuth location.

Its central task is the interdisciplinary research and development of battery storage systems at the interfaces of materials science, electrochemistry, engineering, information technology and economics, as well as university teaching in the field of battery storage systems. The University of Bayreuth appreciates the diversity of its employees as an enrichment and is expressly committed to the goal of equal gender opportunities. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are very welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the Best Practice Club "Familie in der Hochschule e.V.", and has successfully participated in the HRK audit "Internationalization of the University". Persons with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified.

Your application

Deadline for a job post is 01.09.2022 (September 1st, 2022), so please apply before the deadline. The applicants are asked to submit i) their CV, ii) cover letter, iii) list of person for recommendation (one person is sufficient), and iv) academic transcripts (containing courses and grades) online using the password “$Jun12345” via our online application portal of the University of Bayreuth.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jun Young Cheong (