Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik Leibniz-Institut im Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V.
The Paul Drude Institute (PDI) performs basic research as a lively symbiosis of materials science and solid state physics. Our research aims at inspiring and demonstrating new functionalities for future information technologies. As a member of the Leibniz Gemeinschaft and Forschungsverbund Berlin we are an independent research institute with about 100 employees. We are located in the very heart of the city near Gendarmenmarkt. You may find more details at www.pdi-berlin.de
PhD Student: Optical spectroscopy of oxides
The PDI is leading the Leibniz Science Campus “Growth and Fundamentals of Oxides for electronic applications” (GraFOx) which seizes the unique chance to fuse excellent individual activities and competences on oxides in five partner institutions based in Berlin. Oxides are among the materials with the widest tunability of physical properties making them a materials class with high potential for a new generation of electronic devices and energy applications with outstanding properties.
Within GraFOx, we are seeking you as a PhD student in physics for a project on the investigation of semiconducting oxides by optical spectroscopy focusing on Raman scattering and ellipsometry. The PhD project addresses the exploration of fundamental material properties for the improvement of crystal quality, revised microscopic understanding of material properties, and controlling the parameters for applications. The main focus of the research will be the influence of lattice structure, alloying and doping on the vibrational, electronic and magnetic properties of oxides.
You should be qualified in the field of solid state physics. A competitive Master degree in physics is expected. Experience with optical spectroscopy is a plus. We are looking for a team player with a high level of communication skills and the assertiveness to work in a highly motivated team of researchers and technicians.
What we offer:
The position is available from March 2017 and is temporary. Payment is according to TVöD (Treaty for German public service). PDI is an equal opportunity employer. Among equally qualified applicants preference will be given to disabled candidates.