Research Associate / Postdoc, Solid State and Materials Physics

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
13 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Physics, Institute for Solid State and Materials Physics, the Chair of Physics of Quantum Materials offers a position as

Research Associate / Postdoc (m/f/x)
Raman scattering of Kagome metals
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting at the earliest possible date for a period of 16 months (max. until December 2025). The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).

Tasks: Explore novel Kagome metals by means of Raman scattering as a function of temperature and uniaxial strain. The aim of the experiments is to clarify the interplay of (topological) superconductivity and electronic order, test theoretical proposals and search for new instabilities and phases. The present project is embedded into the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, in which phenomena, materials, and applications of topological physics are studied. You will in particular be working with experts in state-of-the-art diffraction and spectroscopy. In addition to experiments at external large-scale facilities, our group also uses world-leading instruments in its own laboratories. Excellent conditions for top-class research are thus provided. Own research activities and ideas as well as the acquisition of own third-party funding to extend the time of this appointment are strongly supported. 

Requirements: university and completed PhD degree in experimental solid-state physics; hands-on experience with Raman scattering as well as interest in research at synchrotrons and free-electron lasers; furthermore: enthusiasm for basic research, ability to work in a team and organizational talent, a very good command of English.

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

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by October 4, 2022 (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 to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Physik, Institut für Festkörper- und Materialphysik, Professur für Physik der Quantenmaterialien, Herrn Prof. Dr. Jochen Geck, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. 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 ct.qmat: The Cluster of Excellence is a joint project of Technische Universität Dresden and Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, funded through the Excellence Strategy of the German Government since January 2019. ct.qmat unites 200 scientists of both universities and five non-university research institutes from the areas of physics, chemistry, and materials science. ct.qmat’s basic research aims to understand, design, and control solid-state-based topological systems. 

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