Research Assistant/Associate

Contact

Name

Moritz Teuber

Telephone

workPhone
+49 2418099616

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Egbert Figgemeier

Telephone

workPhone
+49 2418097158

E-Mail

Institution

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives

Our profile

The chair of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems is part of the institute for power electronics and electrical drives and is in the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen University. We?re working in close cooperation with the chair of Ageing Processes and Lifetime Prediction of Batteries to better understand the fundamental processes of state of the art and future battery technologies. Based on that, we create models to simulate the electrical, thermal and degradation behavior as well as to predict the lifetime.
We utilize high-end equipment like chemical laboratories, cell manufacturing, a battery test center and we develop the needed electronics and prototypes. Applications for our fundamental developments include mobile transportation (e.g. hybrid and electric vehicles, busses, on board power supply) and stationary storage (e.g. home storage, off-grid power supply). In conclusion, our research provides valuable contributions to important topics like electromobility and the transition to clean energy.
Our work environment promises an exciting scientific job while also allowing for family planning.

Your profile

Do you want to participate in the research on technological and social challenges associated with the transition to sustainable energy? Do you enjoy working on technical details and don?t lose sight of the big picture? You fit our team, if you enjoy working within a bigger group which focusses on researching the storage of energy and if you are able to independently solve technical and scientific problems.
We employ co-workers with a master degree (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, process engineering, materials science and electrical engineering. You are interested in working in projects with partners from academia and industry. You ideally have experience with laboratory work and simulating (e.g. FVM). Prior knowledge of battery technology is beneficial but not a necessity.

Your responsibilities

You actively work on topics regarding the experimental investigation and subsequent simulation of lithium-ion-batteries.
Your work could be centered around:
-Development of physical-chemical battery models
-Development of fundamental analytics in the scope of battery degradation processes
-Development and design of experiments for the parameterization needed for the models
The main goal is to characterize the battery in such a way that the application in vehicles or other systems is reliable, long-lasting and reasonably priced. The supervision of students? theses is wished for and an involvement in teaching is possible additionally to your project related tasks. Technical discussions with your colleagues and in project consortia is possible and wished for since most topics are linked by the focus on application. Our equipment includes state of the art electrical and physical-chemical testing set-ups for characterizing battery systems and the needed hardware to perform the simulations.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a public servant.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and for 2 years. An extension of the contract for at least one year is planned.
This is a full-time position. It is also available as part-time employment per request.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a Family-Friendly University.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University.
The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Application
Number:21207
Application deadline:30.06.2018
Mailing Address:Moritz Teuber
Jägerstr. 17-19
52066 Aachen
Germany
Email:
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