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The Bavarian Center for Battery Technology (BayBatt) at the University of Bayreuth and its members are currently looking for employees in the following positions:

PhD position (Chair of Electrode Design for Electrochemical Energy Systems)Hide

Are you ready to transform the future of clean energy? BayBatt at the University of Bayreuth is looking for a passionate researcher to join our team in developing cutting-edge protonic ceramic cells as

PhD student (m/f/x)

with a part-time (75%) E13-level position for the duration of 3 years. The expected start date is September 2024. Deadline for applications is May 15th.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Holds a Master's degree in materials science, engineering, physics, or chemistry
  • Has a strong research background with a desire to innovate
  • Possesses excellent English communication skills

The Opportunity:

  • Conduct crucial air electrode research as part of a 3-year PhD project starting in September 2024
  • Make a tangible impact on the development of sustainable energy solutions
  • Collaborate in a leading-edge research environment

Take Action:
Submit your CV and a compelling cover letter to Prof. Francesco Ciucci at francesco.ciucci@uni-bayreuth.de & eee@uni-bayreuth.de by May 15th, 2024.
You can find more details about the position here. Explore the project in more detail at the CiucciLab website.

Post-Doc position (Chair of Electrode Design for Electrochemical Energy Systems)Hide

Join the Ciucci Lab at BayBatt, a leading Bavarian energy storage research institute based at the University of Bayreuth, and helf shape the future of clean energy. We seek a highly skilled

postdoctoral researcher (m/f/x)

to advance first-principle simulation with applications in energy storage and conversion. This is a full E13-level position for the duration of 2 years with potential for extension. The expected start date is September 2024.
Deadline for applications is May 15th.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in materials science, physics or chemistry
  • Strong academic background
  • Proven research experience (relevant publications)
  • Excellent English communication skills

Opportunity:

  • Full E13-level position (2 years, potential for extension)
  • Start date: September 2024
  • Contribute to high-impact research in a dynamic environment

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and CV to Prof. Francesco Ciucci at francesco.ciucci@uni-bayreuth.de & eee@uni-bayreuth.de by May 15th, 2024. Find more details about the position here.

PhD position (Chair of Information Systems Research and Energy Storage Networks)Hide

The newly established research group „Information Systems Research and Energy Storage Networks“ at the Department of Law, Business, and Economics and the University of Bayreuth’s Bavarian Center for Battery Technology (BayBatt) is looking for a


PhD researcher (m/f/x)


to start as of June 01, 2024, or later. The position is a TV L E-13 position (100%), paid according to the public sector agreement of the Free State of Bavaria, for an initial duration of three years. The successful candidate will become part of the Bayreuth Graduate School which offers courses and personal budget for conferences etc.

The deadline for applications is June 14, 2024.

Your profil

  • Holds a Master's degree in information systems research, operations research, economics, industrial engineering and management, engineering, or related disciplines
  • interested in passing disciplinary boundaries between economics, data science, and technology
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of German is not required but is a plus

Your tasks
Your primary objective is to conduct state-of-the-art research in the described field of research, with the objective to complete a PhD. Moreover, the candidate will help to establish and manage cooperations with partners from the industry, contribute to policy-relevant analyses, and support the head of the group in teaching activities.

What we offer
We are a young research group and provide the opportunity to motivated candidates to shape a research environment in the making (official start of the group: June 01, 2024). We work at the intersection of economics and technology and aim to leverage our research to inform the policy debate on electricity markets and decarbonization. The group is embedded in an international research network. International conference participation and research visits will be actively supported.

If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Marie-Louise Arlt by E-Mail: arlt@uni-bayreuth.de

More information on her background and current research can be found at: www.marielouisearlt.com

Find more details about the position and the application here.

Research Assistant (Chair of Information Systems Research and Energy Storage Networks)Hide

The newly established research group „Information Systems Research and Energy Storage Networks“  at the Department of Law, Business, and Economics and the University of Bayreuth’s Bavarian Center for Battery Technology (BayBatt) is looking for a


Research Assistant (m/f/x)


to start as of June 01, 2024, or later.

Your responsibilities

  • Support the preparation of data relevant for economic analysis, including from un-structured text data, web-scraped data, or geospatial data
  • Conduct first statistical analyses
  • Compile relevant economic policies and academic literature

Your profile

  • Student of battery management, economics, business administration, information systems research (“Wirtschaftsinformatik”), or other programs with links to the research topic
  • Interest in economic policy and green energy transition
  • Basic knowledge of Python or R
  • High level of motivation and self-organization

What we offer

  • A young research group, starting on June 01, 2024, with opportunities to shape a newly establishing research environment
  • Opportunity to learn methods of empirical research and data science while working hands-on on policy-relevant topics
  • Flexible work hours, ideally 8 hours/week (depending on the availability of the candidate)
  • Payment according to the official university tariff, depending on qualification

To apply, please send your documents to Dr. Marie-Louise Arlt, arlt@uni-bayreuth.de 

Application letter highlighting your motivation; one-page CV; grading transcript and certificates of potential completed studies. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Marie-Louise Arlt, incoming assistant professor and head of the research group: arlt@uni-bayreuth.de . More information on her current research can be found at www.marielouisearlt.com.

Please find the full job vacancy here.


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