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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Fest­kör­per- und Werk­stoff­for­schung Dres­den e.V.

The Leib­niz Insti­tute for Solid State and Mater­i­als Research Dresden – in short IFW Dresden – is a non-uni­versity research insti­tute and a mem­ber of the Leib­niz Asso­ci­ation. The IFW employs approxi-mately 600 people and one focus is on the train­ing of young sci­ent­ists besides enhan­cing fun­da­men-tal and applied research devel­op­ment. At the highest inter­na­tional level, the IFW oper­ates mod­ern mater­i­als sci­ence on a sci­entific basis and makes the obtained res­ults use­ful for the eco­nomy. The com­plex and inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research work is car­ried out within the IFW by five sci­entific insti­tutes, which are sup­por­ted by a highly developed tech­nical infra­struc­ture. The IFW sup­ports its employ­ees in recon­cil­ing work and fam­ily life and reg­u­larly sub­mits to the beru­fund­fam­ilie® audit.
Fur­ther inform­a­tion at: http://www.ifw-dresden.de

Doc­toral Researcher Pos­i­tion (m/f/d)

Fere­crys­tals based on Atomic Layer Depos­ition

Work­ing field:

The Insti­tute for Metal­lic Mater­i­als (Prof. K. Nielsch) of the IFW Dresden offers a PhD-Pos­i­tion (m/w/d) start­ing from Janu­ary 2020. The PhD will develop a novel class of mater­i­als based on stacked metal monochal­co­gen­ides (MMCs), topo­lo­gical insu­lat­ors and/or tran­sistion metal dichalco-gen­ides (TMDCs) called fere­crys­tals via atomic layer depos­ition (ALD). The well-defined and sur­face lim­ited chem­ical reac­tions of the ALD pro­cesses lead to (multi)lay­ers with the ideal stoi­chiometry and con­formal growth on curved sur­face. The func­tional prop­er­ties of fere­crys­tals can be tailored and exhibit unusual prop­er­ties such as low thermal con­duct­iv­ity or excep­tional elec­tronic prop­er­ties. In this PhD pro­ject the elec­tronic prop­er­ties of 2D mater­i­als will be mod­i­fied by the inter­ac­tions between layered and non-layered mater­i­als.
Fur­ther details on this PhD pro­ject:
  • Devel­op­ment of sul­phur and selen based fere­crys­tals: Comb­ing di-chal­co­gen­ides and trivial com­pound semi­con­duct­ors
  • Struc­tural char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of the fere­crys­tals and improv­ing the order­ing degree of the multi-layered sys­tems based on 2D mater­i­als
  • Elec­trical trans­port char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion of MeS2 and MeSe2 based fere­crys­tals by micro­pat­terned meas­ure­ment plat­forms and determ­in­a­tion of the Hall, See­beck and Nernst coef­fi­cients.
  • Growth of fere­crys­tals on non-planar sur­faces by ALD

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact: Prof. Kor­nelius Nielsch (K.Nielsch@ifw-dresden.de)

Require­ments:

We are seek­ing highly motiv­ated applic­ants with a uni­versity degree (Mas­ter / Dip­loma) with a back-ground in solid state chem­istry or phys­ics or mater­i­als sci­ence, or a rel­ev­ant sub­ject, who are inter-ested in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research, the involve­ment in the ALD com­munity and cre­at­ively con­trib­ute their own ideas. Good com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish (spoken and writ­ten) are expec­ted.

What we of­fer:

The pro­ject dur­a­tion is lim­ited to 3.5 years. The employ­ment con­tract is primly lim­ited to 12 month and will be exten­ded upon a suc­cess­ful mid-term eval­u­ation. We sup­port and strongly encour­age the can­did­ates to per­form a research stay of a few months abroad. PhD can­did­ates are facil­it­ated to par­ti­cip­ate in the PhD pro­gram to suc­cess­fully com­plete their dis­ser­ta­tion. We offer an attract­ive work place with excel­lent facil­it­ies and envir­on­ment in Dresden.
The salary (EG 13, volume of employ­ment 65%) is based upon the TV-L rules.

The insti­tute pro­motes the pro­fes­sional equal­ity between all genders. In sci­ence, the IFW Dresden would like to increase the pro­por­tion of woman. Qual­i­fied women are there­fore expli­citly invited to apply.
Equally qual­i­fied han­di­capped applic­ants will be given pref­er­ence.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion includ­ing a cover let­ter with motiv­a­tional state­ment, CV, cop­ies of cer­tif-icates, pub­lished art­icles and other rel­ev­ant mater­ial (if applic­able) quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber A2000-ALD/2019 in a single PDF file (other formats will not be accep­ted) exclus­ively to:
bewerbung@ifw-dresden.de

Dead­line for applic­a­tions: 31 Octo­ber 2019