Research Associate / Postdoc - Mechanical Science and Engineering

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
04 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (Prof. Dr. G. Cuniberti) offers a position as

Research Associate / Postdoc 
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

to work on the development and integration of novel sensor systems, starting at 01.01.2020. The fixed-term position is initially limited for 3 years with the option for extension up to 6 years and offers perfect perspectives for the personal development within a university career from postdoc to group leader and aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. habilitation thesis).

The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Acts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). 

Position and Requirements
The scientific activities of the Chair Materials Science and Nanotechnology at TU Dresden are focused on developing non-conventional strategies for innovative materials and devices with intrinsic nanoscale complexity.
The successful candidate will be integrated in our Bioelectronics Research Group and work in close collaboration with the research teams at the Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials ( The task will also include the review of the scientific progress of the research group, an active role in the cooperation with internal and external academic and industrial partners, the acquisition of third party grants and the assistance in the teaching activities of the Chair. The candidate is expected to pursue her/his habilitation at our Chair to further shape her/his profile for an excellent scientific career.

For a successful application an university degree and academic doctorate is required, preferably in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science or Electrical Engineering. Previous experience in sensor technology with a special focus on e.g. neuromorphic sensor engineering, sensor data integration and evaluation or multiplex signal processing are considered as preferential. Furthermore, personal initiative, independent work, as well as the ability for team-oriented research are necessary, as well as excellent communication and writing skills in English. We target at top-notch dedicated and proactive young scientists who plan to make their mark in science.

What we offer
You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who pursue creatively their individual research agenda inspired by the Chair’s innovative approach and support. Your research environment will include the access to state of the art research facilities and instruments and your work will be strongly benefit from a dense research network with leading institutions in Dresden. We are committed to the promotion of gender equality and a family-friendly working environment.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Application Procedure
Applicants should send until 10.10.2019 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) their application documents as a single pdf document, including a letter of motivation, a 2-page research statement about their personal scientific contribution taking into account the research environment at the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology as well as at the Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials, the TU Dresden and in the scientific and industrial environment in Dresden and Saxony, a Curriculum Vitae including a full publication list, and at least two reference letters to (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) with the subject: "Application Sensor Technology, your_surname" or to TU Dresden, Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Institut für Werkstoff¬wissenschaft, Professur für Materialwissenschaft und Nanotechnik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Cuniberti, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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About the Chair
The scientific activities of the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (Prof. Dr. G. Cuniberti) are focused on developing non-conventional strategies for novel materials and devices with intrinsic nanoscale complexity. Please visit for more information on our activities and our research directions.

About TU Dresden
Technische Universität Dresden as a University of Excellence is one of the leading universities in Germany, and is ranked among the 100 most innovative universities worldwide. Its distinguishing feature is a strong focus on research as well as its diversified offer of 129 courses of study in Engineering Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Medicine.  

It pursues a long-term overall development programme aimed at making TU Dresden an international top university.  

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