Research Associate / Postdoc, Transport in Hybrid Materials

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
24 May 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed), the junior research group Transport in Hybrid Materials (Dr. Fabian Paulus) offers a position as

Research Associate / Postdoc (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 14 TV-L)

starting as soon as possible. The position is limited to 12 months. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification.

Tasks: Exfoliation and functionalization of 2D-materials (transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and others) and synthesis of organic compounds. Advanced spectroscopic and characterization methods to evaluate microstructure, morphology, optical and electronic properties of these materials. The work is based on a close collaboration with Prof. Dr. Chernikov (TUD) and Prof. Dr. Fery (IPF) in Dresden and other collaborators on a national and international level.

Requirements: university degree (master or comparable) in Chemistry and completed PhD degree in Synthetic Chemistry or Material Science; experience in exfoliation of 2D materials (mechanical and chemical) and functionalization, experience with chemical synthesis, especially Schlenk-technique; standard characterization methods for these materials; excellent command of English language; excellent computer skills; high self-motivation; ideally ready-to-use and up-to-date knowledge of 2D materials. Interest to conduct basic and application-oriented research.

What we offer: You will join a dynamic interdisciplinary team of enthusiastic scientists who pursue their research agenda by creativity, mutual exchange of knowledge and collaboration across disciplines and institutions. Your research will be fostered by our philosophy to promote early-career researchers, which includes:

  • access to state-of-the-art research facilities of a leading academic institute
  • international doctoral program
  • promotion of gender equality and family-friendly work environment.

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Your application (in German or English) should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of degree certificate, transcript of grades (i.e. the official list of coursework including your grades) and proof of English language skills. Complete applications should be submitted by June 12, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden Secure-Mail Portal by sending it as a single pdf-document quoting the reference number 2D@Paulus in the subject header to or to: TU Dresden, cfaed, Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe Transport in hybriden Materialien, Herrn Dr. Fabian Paulus, 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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