Vacancy No. 272/2024

Chemical technical assistant (f/m/d) in battery research

50% - 100%

Job description

The KIT Battery Technology Center ( is an open technology platform for future electrical energy storage systems. The focus is on the development and production of new materials and cells as well as the development of batteries and their integration into an overall system. At the same time, new manufacturing processes for the cost-effective production of these batteries are being developed and demonstrated.

In the cell development/testing working group, you will take on the following tasks in the field of manufacturing innovative lithium-ion cells:

  • Production of novel battery cells on the manual production line in the dry room, as well as small batch production, taking into account material-appropriate processing methods and consistently high quality in process execution

  • Carrying out quality controls between the individual process steps and on the finished cells

  • Preparation and execution of tests on lithium-ion and post-lithium cells with new materials and process steps

  • Support in the production of electrode pastes and electrode layers on a pilot plant scale

  • Performance of Karl Fischer measurements to determine the water content in electrolytes

  • Maintaining and servicing physical-technical equipment and laboratory devices, including the elimination of minor faults and the repair of minor defects

  • calculating, procuring and assembling the required materials and chemicals

  • supplying and disposing of laboratory media and consumables

Personal qualification

You have:

  • completed training as a chemical-technical assistant or physical-technical assistant with several years of professional experience, as well as additional chemical-physical and practical knowledge
  • a high degree of responsibility and care in handling battery materials and cells is required
  • Reliability, resilience and the ability to work in a team
  • Good written and spoken English and knowledge of MS Office and SAP/SRM 

Knowledge of the installation and maintenance of systems



Salary category 9a, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Applied Materials - Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS)

Starting date


Contract duration

limited until 30.11.2026

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Anna Smith, phone +49 721 608-28851, e-mail:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 272/2024.
Personnel support is provided by 

Mr Meschar
phone: +49 721 608-25029,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.