Research Fellow in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Dresden (DE)
10 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
10 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology offers a position as:

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

The position, which is embedded in the Research Unit "Nanopatterned Organic Matrices in Biological Silica Mineralization", concerns investigations in the topic of the chemical, electronic, and structural properties of silicic acid and its interaction with organic matrices. The position will start at the earliest possible date, entails 66 % of the fulltime weekly hours and is limited for 3 years. 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 (e.g. habilitation thesis).

The scientific activities of the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (Prof. Dr. G. Cuniberti) are focused on developing non conventional strategies for novel materials and devices with intrinsic nanoscale complexity.

Tasks: The aim is the theoretical investigation of the chemical, electronic, and structural properties of mono- and poly-silicic acid as well as its interaction with organic components, in order to test different microscopic scenarios, which can be the starting point of biomineralization processes in diatoms.  The main methodologies will be quantum chemical and density-functional theory approaches as well as molecular dynamic simulations. The theoretical investigations shall be done in close collaboration with other project partners at TU Dresden, University of Göttingen, and University of Marburg, where experimental studies in the frame of the Research Unit will be performed.

Requirements: Candidates are expected to have an excellent university degree in materials science, in theoretical physics or in theoretical chemistry, and expertise in density-functional based and classical molecular dynamics softwares. We target at top-notch dedicated and proactive young scientists who plan to make their mark in science.

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

Applicants should send their application documents, including a letter of motivation, Curriculum Vitae, publication list, and two reference letters until 02.05.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), to TU Dresden, Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, Professur für Materialwissenschaft und Nanotechnik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Gianaurelio Cuniberti, 01062 Dresden, Germany or as a single pdf file with Subject: "Application FOR2038, your_surname" to: jobs@nano.tu (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.). 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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