Postdoctoral Researcher (all genders) in Materials Research

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world’s largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensure each day to conduct world-class science.

The Materials Research Department performs interdisciplinary research covering a wide range of topics from ion-solid interaction, materials under extreme conditions and radiation hardness of materials and ion-track nanotechnology.

The Materials Research Department seeks an outstanding candidate for the position:


                     Postdoctoral Researcher (all genders) in Materials Research

Posting-ID: 23.40-1600



The candidate will join the “Ion-Track Nanotechnology” group in the Materials Research Department and work on the DRAHT-KATH project, a project funded by the IGF (Industriellen Gemeinschaftsforschung) and carried out in collaboration with colleagues at The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center (ZBT) GmbH. The main purpose of the project is the development of innovative cathode structures for PEM fuel cells using electrochemical deposition in combination with ion-track membranes.


Your tasks:

  • Development of tailored ion-track membranes and nanochannels
  • Electrodeposition and characterization of nanowire assemblies
  • Participation in swift heavy ion irradiation experiments at GSI
  • Active participation in the assigned tasks of the DRAHT-KATH project
  • Reporting, dissemination and publication of obtained results
  • Support undergraduate and graduate students in the group.


Your Profile:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related disciplines
  • Experience and publication record in the field of electrodeposition
  • Experience with material characterization methods (e.g. scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, …)
  • Creative, self-driven, and curious
  • Excellent communication, organizational and team-work skills.
  • Good command of English (spoken and written)



Knowledge is expected in some of the following areas:

  • Materials science and nanotechnology
  • Fabrication and characterization of nanostructures
  • Electrochemical measurements
  • Fuel cell research


We offer a position in an international and interdisciplinary research group with leading expertise in the field of materials research with swift heavy ions and ion-track nanotechnology. The postdoctoral researcher will also be part of a bilateral research collaboration with punctual involvement of industrial partners.


The contract is limited to 2 years, starting as soon as possible. The salary is based on the German civil service employees (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst - TVöD (Bund)).


GSI supports the professional development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.


Handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.


Questions regarding this position should be sent to Dr. Maria Eugenia Toimil-Molares (m.e.toimilmolares(at) Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at  and


Interested candidates are invited to submit their complete applications with curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief statement on research experience and interests, as well as the names and contact details of at least two references who are willing to provide letters of recommendation. Applications under Posting-ID  23.40-1600 must be submitted not later than 31.05.2023 , via the online portal on the GSI job site or by email to





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