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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Fest­kör­per- und Werk­stoff­for­schung Dres­den e.V.

The Leib­niz Insti­tute for Solid State and Mater­i­als Research Dresden – in short IFW Dresden – is a non-uni­versity research insti­tute and a mem­ber of the Leib­niz Asso­ci­ation. The IFW employs approx­im­ately 600 people and one focus is on the train­ing of young sci­ent­ists besides enhan­cing fun­da­mental and applied research devel­op­ment. At the highest inter­na­tional level, the IFW oper­ates mod­ern mater­i­als sci­ence on a sci­entific basis and makes the obtained res­ults use­ful for the eco­nomy. The com­plex and inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research work is car­ried out within the IFW by five sci­entific insti­tutes, which are sup­por­ted by a highly developed tech­nical infra­struc­ture. The IFW sup­ports its employ­ees in recon­cil­ing work and fam­ily life and reg­u­larly sub­mits to the beru­fund­fam­ilie® audit.
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Postdoc­toral Asso­ci­ate / Young Invest­ig­ator (m/f/d)

Top­ics: Atomic Layer Depos­ition / Etch­ing for Func­tional Nano­struc­tured Mater­i­als

Work­ing field:

We are search­ing for a young invest­ig­ator at the Insti­tute for Metal­lic Mater­i­als (IMW) at the IFW Dres-den focus­ing on the applic­a­tion of atomic layer depos­ition/etch­ing (ALD/ALE) for the devel­op­ment of novel nano­struc­tured mater­i­als and their device applic­a­tions. In the future she or he should give sig­ni­fic­ant con­tri­bu­tions at least to one of the fol­low­ing research activ­it­ies by enga­ging the recently estab­lished ALD labor­at­or­ies e.g.: (a) layered/quantum mater­i­als and devices (b) ther­mo­elec­tric mater­i­als or (c) mag­netic and ferroic mater­i­als (nano­grained bulk and thin films).

Job descrip­tion:
The young invest­ig­ator might poten­tially work on one of the fol­low­ing ALD related tech­no­lo­gies and pro­cesses in order to expand the research pro­file of the Insti­tute for Metal­lic Mater­i­als (IMW):
  • Area selec­ted ALD pro­cesses
  • (Thermal) Atomic Layer Etch­ing
  • ALD coat­ing of nan­o­particles and por­ous mater­ial
  • In-situ char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion and Mod­el­ing of ALD pro­cesses.
  • Devel­op­ment of layered mater­i­als and devices
  • Organic/Inor­ganic Hybrid Mater­i­als based on ALD


We are con­sid­er­ing applic­ants, who have a pro­found know­ledge in the devel­op­ment of ALD/ALE pro­cesses, applic­a­tions of ALD/ALE related pro­cesses for nano­struc­tured mater­i­als and MEMS devices or inter­face chem­istry in gen­eral, as well as a PhD in the field of chem­istry, chem­ical or elec­trical engin­eer­ing or mater­i­als sci­ence. It is also advant­age­ous for the applic­ant to have addi­tional research exper­i­ence out­side of Ger­many or in industry.

The most prom­ising can­did­ates will be invited to a selec­tion work­shop at the IFW Dresden, which is sched­uled for the 18 of Decem­ber 2018. If you have fur­ther ques­tions on the pos­i­tion and the ALD lab please con­tact: Prof. Kor­nelius Nielsch ( or Dr. Andy Thomas, head of the ALD Lab (

What we of­fer:

The insti­tute is keen to foster the pro­fes­sional equal­ity of women and men, and thus wel­comes applic­a­tions from qual­i­fied women. Dis­abled applic­ants will be prefer­ably con­sidered given the same qual­i­fic­a­tion.

The salary will be based upon the TV-L rules (TV-L E13, 100 %). The first con­tract will be lim­ited to 3 years (Sci­ence Employ­ment Law), in which the young sci­ent­ist shall estab­lish her/his own research act­ives, apply for addi­tional third-party fun­ded pro­jects and con­trib­ute to research ini­ti­at­ives at the IFW. In case of a suc­cess­ful eval­u­ation show­ing sig­ni­fic­ant pub­lic­a­tions as well as a third party fun­ded pro­ject the young invest­ig­ator will be upgraded to a junior research leader includ­ing the con­tract exten­sion by up to 3 years. In this second phase, the focus will be on the fur­ther qual­i­fic­a­tion of the junior group leader, which might lead to the habil­it­a­tion and/or to the suc­cess­ful acquis­i­tion of an ERC Start­ing Grant or a com­par­able pro­ject.

How to ap­ply:

The applic­a­tion for this pos­i­tion should include a cover let­ter, the CV, cop­ies of the mas­ter and PhD cer­ti­fic­ates and a com­plete list of pub­lic­a­tions with the selec­tion of 3 high­light pub­lic­a­tions (or the Ph.D. thesis). Addi­tion­ally, a concept on the planned research activ­it­ies should be included (2- 4 pages).
Please send your applic­a­tion doc­u­ments cit­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber P127-1/18 as a single pdf-file not later than 25 of Octo­ber 2018 exclus­ively to: