Research Associate/PostDoc material science

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
according to salary group E 13 TV-L
09 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry the Chair of Radiochemistry/Radioecology invites applications for a project position as

Research Associate/PostDoc material science

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

starting as soon as possible. The position is limited until August 31, 2023. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). Your work place is located at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).


Your working tasks belong to the field of the identification of mechanical properties of neutron irradiated and unirradiated steels, in particular:

  • design of experiments on irradiation behaviour of steels (thermal annealing, mechanical testing, characterization of microstructure),
  • analysis of annealing experiments and development of models on the correlation of irradiation induced defects and mechanical properties
  • further development of a database for irradiated structural materials
  • participation in the management of the third-party funded project
  • elaboration of reports and publications.


  • university degree (Master) and, if applicable, PhD in engineering materials science or solid-state physics with a very good overall grade
  • experience in mechanical testing and characterization of the microstructure of metallic materials
  • active communication with team members and highly proactive attitude
  • excellent command of spoken and written English (grade B2 or higher)
  • ability for publication of scientific results
  • Knowledge in the application of software for data acquisition, programming skills are advantageous.

We offer:

  • interesting and diversified tasks, flexible working time, attractive working conditions
  • equality of opportunities and family-friendly environment, in-plant health management
  • internationality and diversity.

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

Please submit your complete application documents (motivation letter, CV, certificates etc.) until December 01, 2020 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document to or TU Dresden, Fakultät Chemie und Lebensmittelchemie, Professur für Radiochemie/Radioökologie, Herrn Prof. Stumpf, 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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