Research Associate / PhD Student / Postdoc - Computational Materials Science

Dresden, (DE)
23 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At the TU Dresden, Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (Prof. G. Cuniberti) is open to work on Computational Materials Design the position of a 

Research Associate / PhD Student / Postdoc
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

The position will start on 01.11.2018 and is initially limited for 3 years with the possibility of extension. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. PhD or habilitation thesis).

The scientific focus of the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology lies on developing novel materials and devices with intrinsic nanoscale complexity. Materials simulation is a major pillar in these research efforts.

The activities of the successful candidate will be strongly integrated in the Dresden Center for Computational Materials Science (DCMS) which bundles the activities of more than 20 groups of TU Dresden and various research institutions in Dresden to one of the leading hubs of computational materials research worldwide.

Task: Research activities on Computational Materials in cooperation with internal and external academic and industrial partners, participation in the acquisition of third party grants and the assistance in the teaching activities of the chair. 

Requirements: university degree and - if applicable - excellent academic doctorate in Science or Engineering and solid knowledge of Computational Materials Science, as for example in theoretical solid state physics, theoretical mechanics as well as in multiscale and continuum modeling. Experiences in the numerical solution of partial differential equations (e.g. finite element method) are especially desirable. We target at a top-notch dedicated and proactive young scientist with excellent leadership, communication and writing skills.

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

Applicants should send their complete application documents, including a letter of motivation, an extended research statement (2 pages, taking into account the research environment at the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology as well as at TU Dresden and in the scientific and industrial environment in Dresden and Saxony), Curriculum Vitae with the complete publication record including links to authors IDs like google scholar and at least two reference letters until 18.09.2018 (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, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany or as a single pdf file to, Subject: “Application Theory, your_Surname” (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data).

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