PhD Position in Molecular Simulations of Polymer Electrodes

University of Freiburg Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics offers a PhD-position (m/f/d) Molecular Simulations of Polymer Electrodes
  • Application deadline: 15.04.2024
  • Publication date: 23.02.2024
  • Start-date: 01.07.2024
  • Part-time position (50 %)
  • Id no.: 00003608


The Institute of Physics offers a PhD-position (m/f/d) Molecular Simulations of Polymer Electrodesin the Applied Theoretical Physics group of Prof. Joachim Dzubiella (

The PhD-student is expected to develop, conduct, and analyze atomistic computer simulations of cathode models based on covalent organic frameworks (COFs) 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. 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 classical (force-field) all-atom computer simulations of complex liquids and the statistical mechanics of interacting many-body systems. Additional expertise in electrostatic/electronic modeling of conducting organic polymers and/or electrolytes 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.

The position has a planned start in July, 2024 and is at first limited to 3 years. The salary will be determined in accordance with the E13 TV-L (50%) pay scale.

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

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00003608, by 15.04.2024 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-Str. 3
79104 Freiburg
E-Mail (please one single pdf file):

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Joachim Dzubiella on the phone number +49 761 203-7627 or E-Mail