PhD Position in Molecular Simulations of Polymer Electrodes
University of Freiburg Institute of Physics

PhD-position (f/m) Molecular Simulations of Polymer Electrodes
The Applied Theoretical Physics group of Prof. Joachim Dzubiella at the Institute of Physics welcomes applications for a PhD-position (f/m) Molecular Simulations of Polymer Electrodes | term for filing application: 31.08.2020
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The Applied Theoretical Physics group of Prof. Joachim Dzubiella at the Institute of Physics welcomes applications for a

PhD-position (f/m) Molecular Simulations of Polymer Electrodes
Part-time position (50 %), Start-date: 15.10.2020

A PhD-position is available in the Applied Theoretical Physics group of Prof. Joachim Dzubiella at the Institute of Physics, University of Freiburg ().

The PhD-student is expected to develop, conduct, and analyze atomistic computer simulations of conjugated, organic polymers in electrolyte solvents for application in next-generation polymer-based, Li/S battery systems. This position is part of the DFG Priority Program 2248 ( and closely linked to experiments at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the joint research group "Simulation of Energy Materials" Results will be compared with X-ray spectroscopy and other in-operando experimental approaches.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in theoretical physics, experience in all-atom computer simulations of polymers and/or complex molecular electrolytes and the statistical mechanics of interacting many-body systems. Expertise in electrostatic/electronic modeling of conducting organic polymers is a strong benefit. Qualified candidates must demonstrate excellent spoken and written English skills, programming and scripting skills, such as python, C/C++, outstanding commitment, and interest in interdisciplinary and independent scientific work.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV including references, list of publications, and university certificates (Master, Bachelor).

The position has a planned start in October, 2020 and is at first limited to 3 years. The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13 .
We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.
Please send your application in English including supporting documents citing the reference number 00001163, by 31.08.2020 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:
Universität Freiburg
Physikalisches Institut
Prof. Dr. Joachim Dzubiella
Hermann-Herder-Straße 3
79104 Freiburg
E-Mail (please a single file):
For further information, please contact Herr Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Joachim Dzubiella on the phone number +49 761 2037627 or E-Mail .
General and legal remarks:
Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).

Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

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