In order to grow together and to take on the challenges of tomorrow, we are looking for you for our location in Ellwangen

PhD position (f/m/x): Development of advanced electrochemical characterization techniques for aging phenomena with automated data processing 

We are empowering independence.
For our customers through our battery technologies. Our employees benefit from more perspective. As a traditional company, VARTA offers you a secure job in a strong community. And as a technology-leading global brand, VARTA gives you creative freedom in exciting projects and tasks in the future market of innovative energy solutions.

Your tasks

  • Development of advanced electrochemical characterization procedures and data analysis tools, and their application on aging phenomena in rechargeable battery cells
  • Preparation and optimization of test cells as well as test configurations in lab environment
  • Evaluation of test cells by applying advanced electrochemical techniques during cycling and calendaric aging; post-mortem analysis and advanced physicochemical characterization
  • Automatization of data processing and data analysis
  • Establishing fundamental understanding of (nonlinear) degradation mechanism by cause-effect-correlations, e.g. roll-over-effect and other aging phenomena
  • Derivation of prognosis capability based on comprehensive electrochemical characterization and description by empirical models
  • Close collaboration with our (pre-)development teams for next steps in cell development in the field of LIB and PLIB batteries

Collaboration requires a commitment to scientific supervision by a university or research institution authorized to award doctorates. The thesis is defined jointly with the supervising professorship.

Your skills

  • Master’s degree in material science, industrial engineering, chemistry, physics, or comparable education profiles
  • Programming experience in MATLAB, Phyton, C++ or other programming languages
  • High affinity to experimental tasks and willingness to do a deep dive in battery cell chemistry
  • Good communication skills, team–minded, ability to work independently

What we offer

  • We are offering a 3 year employment contract and advantageous professional development opportunities
  • Direct impact in state-of-the-art battery pre-development processes
  • Supervision and support by our development engineers
  • Home-Office Opportunity and flexible working times

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