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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

PhD Stu­dent: Optical spec­tro­scopy of oxides

Work­ing field:

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.

How to ap­ply:

Please sub­mit your applic­a­tion until Feb­ru­ary 28, 2017 includ­ing a spe­cific motiv­a­tion let­ter, your CV, grades and ref­er­ees via email to (use C1-2 in the sub­ject line).
For ques­tions about the pro­ject, please visit or con­tact
Dr. Man­fred Ram­steiner,