Research Fellow /Postdoc Position: Self-assembled plasmonic waveguides

Dresden (DE)
03 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Cluster of Excellence ‘Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden’ (cfaed) offers, subject to granted funds, a fixed-term position as

Research Fellow /Postdoc Position: Self-assembled plasmonic waveguides
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated
according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

Cfaed Investigator/Prof. Stefan Diez
Path: BAC Path
Terms: starting as soon as possible, until 31.12.2018. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - Wis-sZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. habilitation thesis).

Position and Requirements

Within the BAC path of our cluster, the successful candidate will design and synthesize structures to precisely arrange inorganic nanoparticles, organic molecules and biomolecules such as proteins for applications in nanophotonics and nanomedicine. Moreover, the candidate will conceive and write grants to strengthen our various research activities.

We aim at attracting the best talent for the position and expect the following: university master's/diploma degree and excellent Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field; a strong expertise in experimental organic chemistry and molecular biology tech-niques, in particular nucleic acid and peptide synthesis, handling, manipulation and molecular imaging (AFM, TEM, SEM); a strong expertise in the synthesis of small organic molecules and inorganic nanoparticles and bioconjugation thereof; previous experience with structural DNA nanotechnology; experience in cell biology or nanomedical research as well as bio imaging (confocal microscopy, electron microscopy); very good presentation and  writing skills (English) and a multidisciplinary approach; strong experience in writing scientific papers and research grants; an integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills.

What we offer

You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who creatively pursue their individual research agenda inspired by the cluster’s innovative approach and support and a fantastic collaborative research environment provided by DRESDEN concept partners. cfaed does not only offer a highly challenging research environment but also a structured career development program in particular for its young researchers which is leading in German academia. Finally, cfaed ensures promotion of gender equality and family-friendly work environment.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disa-bilities.

Application Procedure

Informal enquiries can be submitted to Prof. Stefan Diez, Tel +49 (351) 463 43010; Email:

Your application (in English only) should include: motivation letter, CV, list of publications, copy of PhD certificate and university degree certificate, and a short summary of previous research experience and acquired skills. Complete applications should be submitted preferably by e-mail as a single PDF document quoting the reference number PD1703_DNA in the subject header to (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data) or alternatively to TU Dresden, cfaed, Frau Susann Störmer, 01062 Dresden, Germany. The closing date for applications is 25.04.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies). Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

About cfaed

cfaed is a cluster of excellence within the German Excellence Initiative. As a central scientific unit of TU Dresden, it brings together 300 researchers from the university and 10 other research institutes in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. cfaed addresses the advancement of electronic information processing systems through exploring new technologies which overcome the limits of today’s predominant CMOS technology.

TU Dresden

The TU Dresden is among the top universities in Germany and Europe and one of the eleven German universities that were identified as an ‘elite university’ in June 2012. As a modern full-status university with 14 departments it offers a wide academic range making it one of a very few in Germany.