Research Associate for the Project “Cluster of Excellence ‚CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter‘ - Theory of advanced x-ray techniques for studying the dynamics of energy-storage materials” § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

The successful candidate will develop theoretical ab initio models to devise novel x-ray analytical techniques for studying dynamics in energy-storage materials. In particular, they will develop the theoretical framework for chemically sensitive x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS). This technique has potential to be sensitive to uncover time scales, binding mechanism and characteristics of motion of cations in materials exhibiting enhanced energy storage properties, such as pseudocapacitance. They will employ state-of-the-art electronic structure and molecular dynamics simulations to describe the electrochemical processes, electronic structure changes and cation transport dynamics, and subsequently predict expected measurement signals. This study will lay the foundation for novel x-ray techniques at next-generation storage-ring x-ray sources and x-ray-free electron lasers.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

Prospective candidates

  • have completed their undergraduate studies (M.Sc. or equivalent) in in theoretical physics with excellent grades
  • have preliminary knowledge in the theory of x-ray or light matter interaction, electronic structure theory or quantum chemistry
  • have programing skills
  • have excellent command in spoken and written English
  • are highly motivated to learn, advance and apply new theoretical methods
  • are team players, eager to communicate and to learn from other group members and collaborators

We offer

Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
University pensions
Attractive location
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Health management

Educational leave

30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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