Background Information for Applicants

The Graduate School Electrochemical Energy Storage is located at two main sites, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at Ulm University (UUlm). In addition, also the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) at Ulm und the University of Gießen participate in the activities. The positions announced here are related to specific projects. These, the scientific background expected for any of them, and the location are given in the project description listed below.
The applicants are expected to actively participate in the Qualification Program of the Graduate School; the successful participation will be part of the graduation requirements.
Salaries are based on the state payment schemes for scientific employees (TVL-E13) , according to the rules of the respective disciplines.
For general information please contact Dr. Johannes Schnaidt (Phone: +49-731-50-34506, email:
For specific information on the individual projects please contact the respective supervisor.

General Application Procedure

Application Contents:

Your application should contain a cover letter, certificates of your academic degrees (bachelor, master or diploma), and transcripts of the courses, including marks or grades as well as your proficiency in English (and German, if applicable). Moreover, please indicate the Research Projects you would like to apply for.

Application Procedure:

We are looking forward to your application!
Depending on the employer (KIT or UUlm) the application procedure is different:

UUlm: You can apply for several projects at once. Please follow the link to the UUlm online application portal Please indicate the projects you are applying for in the cover letter.

KIT: You have to apply for each project individually. The link to the specific application form via the KIT application portal is given in each project description. If you apply for several projects, please indicate your preferences in the cover letter. If you apply for projects both at KIT and UUlm, please use the individual application procedures.

Selection and Hiring Procedure:

Applications will be ranked by scientific excellence, professional experience, publications and other scientific activities.

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