TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

Research Associate / Group Leader in the field of Materials Informatics – data-driven approaches for

Location
Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Salary
Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 14 TV-L
Posted
17 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

At TU Dresden, School of Engineering Sciences, the newly established Lab Dresden Centre for Intelligent Materials (DCIM) offers in the field of Materials Informatics – data-driven approaches for materials research a position as

Research Associate / Group Leader

(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 14 TV-L)

starting at the next possible date and limited until 31.12.2022. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG).

The Lab Dresden Centre for Intelligent Materials (GCL DCIM) is focused on novel materials which, as a central component of intelligent systems, feel, think and act autonomously through integrated sensory and actuator functionalities. It initially consists of the two research groups Hierarchical Topologies – structures with material-inherent control functions and Materials Informatics – data-driven approaches for materials research and is intended to establish complementary competencies and to develop promising future research areas.

The research group Materials Informatics is concerned with data-driven approaches for the description and integration of novel tailor-made materials. Modern materials research requires an integrative and multidisciplinary approach, which increasingly relies on methods from mathematics and computer science in addition to traditional approaches from chemistry, physics and engineering. In particular, machine learning and the evaluation of "big data" are essential for tomorrow's materials research and related engineering sciences. The development of strategies for materials discovery and development are therefore the focus of Materials Informatics.

You will be part of a team of enthusiastic scientists who will creatively pursue their individual research agenda, inspired by the innovative approach and support of the Centre. Your research environment will include access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure, the promotion of gender equality and a family-friendly working environment.

Tasks: You will be integrated into the activities of the Materials Informatics research group and will interact with scientists in the field of computational materials research involved in the Dresden Centre for Computational Materials Science (DCMS). The tasks include - in the field of development and application of data-driven approaches for the description and integration of novel tailor-made materials - besides own research activities, the monitoring of the scientific development of the group, an active role in the collaboration with internal and external partners in research and industry and the acquisition of external funding. The position offers perfect perspectives for personal development within the framework of a university career from postdoc to group leader. The willingness to prepare an application for an individual junior research group (e.g. Emmy Noether Group, ERC Starting Grant) is expected and supported.

Requirements: a university degree and a doctorate are required, preferably in physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, materials science or computer science. Personal initiative, the ability to work independently as well as team-oriented research and excellent language skills (German, English) are expected. Experience in the field of materials simulations, with a special focus on data-based and data-intensive approaches and materials genomics is considered advantageous. We are looking for a top notch proactive young scientist who wants to make a name for herself or himself in science.

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

Please submit your comprehensive application including a letter of motivation, a two-page research statement about your possible contribution to the scientific activities of the group considering the research environment at TU Dresden and the scientific environment in Dresden, CV, complete list of publications and at least two letters of reference as one single pdf-file until 22.10.2020 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sending it to dcim@tu-dresden.de with the subject in the header: "Application DCIM Materials Informatics, your_surname" or by mail to TU Dresden, Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, Professur für Materialwissenschaft und Nanotechnik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Gianaurelio 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.

Reference to data protection: Your data protection rights, the purpose for which your data will be processed, as well as further information about data protection is available to you on the website: https: //tu-dresden.de/karriere/datenschutzhinweis

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