Postdoctoral Scientist (f/m/d) in chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical
engineering, physics, electrical engineering or related subject area
Reference No.: SE 2021/10
As PVcomB, we develop thin-film photovoltaics and related technologies at
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in cooperation with industry. We thus ensure
innovative technology transfer through industry-oriented research projects as
well as the education and training of PV specialists.
You will support us as a post-doctoral scientist in the Photovoltaics to Fuels
Technology (PVFT) group. The focus of our group is on the development of
device concepts that integrate photovoltaic devices with electrolysers to
produce fuels such as hydrogen from solar energy. Therefore, an exciting and
interdisciplinary position awaits you!
Design, optimisation and energy analysis of electrochemical hydrogen
compression (EHC) integration with electrolysers
Develop multi-physics-based 3-D computational fluid dynamic models for
(EHC)- integrated electrolysers for hydrogen generation
Experimental validation of the models and characterisation of the devices
Analyse, present and disseminate experimental results in peer reviewed
journals and at conferences
You have completed a PhD in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemical
Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field
A sound background knowledge in electrochemistry; additional basic
knowledge of thermodynamics is desirable
Proven experience in multi-physics-based modelling for computational fluid
dynamics using COMSOL, ANSYS or related tools during your PhD research or
your latest position
Prior hands on experience in the assembly and characterization (including
gas quantification) of electrolysers and/or fuel-cells is mandatory
Excellent skills in programming with Python, C++, Matlab or equivalent
Fluent spoken and written German and English is mandatory
What we offer
The opportunity to work in a renowned non-university research institution
The position is initially limited to 1 year, with a possibility for
further extension up to 31st December 2023
Flexible working hours, mobile working and an internal support service for
a healthy work-life balance
Opportunities for professional development through in-house and external
Health management and company sports facilities
Please submit complete application documents. Desirable would be: Copies of
academic transcripts and/or transcripts, CV and at least one letter of
Fixed term contract for 12 months . The salary is based on the Collective
Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).
How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application via our application management
system by 02.07.2021. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are
unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by email or by
mail in the application process.
We strive to increase the proportion of female employees and are therefore
particularly pleased to receive applications from women. Disabled applicants
with equal aptitude are given preference.
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