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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Fest­kör­per- und Werk­stoff­for­schung Dres­den e.V. - Leib­niz Insti­tute for Solid State and Mater­i­als Rese­arch Dres­den – in short IFW Dres­den

Das Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Fest­kör­per- und Werk­stoff­for­schung Dres­den e.V. (IFW) ist ein außer­uni­ver­si­tä­res For­schungs­in­sti­tut und Mit­glied der Leib­niz-Gemein­schaft. Das Insti­tut beschäf­tigt durch­schnitt­lich 600 Mit­ar­bei­ter und wid­met sich neben sei­nen wis­sen­schaft­li­chen Auf­ga­ben der För­de­rung des wis­sen­schaft­li­chen und tech­ni­schen Nach­wuch­ses. Auf höchs­tem inter­na­tio­na­lem Niveau betreibt das IFW moderne Werk­stoff­wis­sen­schaft auf natur­wis­sen­schaft­li­cher Grund­lage und macht die gewon­ne­nen Ergeb­nisse für die Wirt­schaft nutz­bar. Die kom­plexe und inter­dis­zi­pli­näre For­schungs­ar­beit wird inner­halb des IFW von fünf wis­sen­schaft­li­chen Insti­tu­ten geleis­tet, die darin von einer hoch­ent­wi­ckel­ten tech­ni­schen Infra­struk­tur unter­stützt wer­den. Das IFW unter­stützt seine Beschäf­tig­ten dabei, Beruf und Fami­lie mit­ein­an­der zu ver­ein­ba­ren und stellt sich regel­mä­ßig dem Audit beru­f­und­fa­mi­lie®.
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Post­doc­toral Rese­ar­cher Pos­i­tion (m/f/d)

Shape Memory Alloys app­lied for Har­vest­ing Low Tem­per­at­ure Waste Heat

Work­ing field:

We are look­ing for a Post­doc­toral inter­ested in devel­op­ing a new approach for con­vert­ing low tem­per­at­ure waste heat to elec­tri­city by using shape memory alloys. This work inclu­des the design, con­struc­tion, and eval­u­ation of a novel demon­stra­tor using shape memory mater­i­als as act­ive com­pon­ent. This rese­arch is con­nec­ted to our recent work, where we used mag­neto­cal­oric mater­i­als for this type of energy con­ver­sion (Nature Energy (2019), DOI: 10.1038/s41560-018-0306-x) and accord­ingly part of the know­ledge and tech­no­logy can be re-used for a fast pro­gress.

This work is embed­ded in the rese­arch group “Func­tio­nal mag­netic films” which exam­ines mag­neto­cal­oric, mul­tic­al­oric, (mag­netic) shape memory and hard mag­netic films and mater­i­als for energy app­lic­a­tions like mag­neto­cal­oric refri­ger­a­tion and ther­mo­mag­netic gen­er­at­ors. In addi­tion, col­lab­or­a­tions with vari­ous rese­arch teams work­ing on energy mater­i­als and devices wit­hin the IMW are pos­sible: e. g. ther­mo­elec­tric mater­i­als and devices, fer­ro­elec­tric and elec­tro­cal­oric films, mag­neto-ionic mater­i­als.

For fur­ther inform­a­tion please con­tact: Dr. Sebas­tian Fäh­ler (
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The ideal can­did­ate for this pos­i­tion has com­ple­ted a PhD in mater­ial sci­ence, engin­eer­ing or phys­ics.
Exper­i­men­tal know­ledge on shape memory alloys and their integ­ra­tion into devices is help­ful. Experi-ence or inte­rest in mod­el­ling mech­an­ical and ther­mal sub­sys­tems are bene­fi­cial.
The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate is open-min­ded, curi­ous and ready to work in a stron­gly inter­dis­cip­lin­ary envir­on­ment. Good com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in writ­ten and spo­ken Eng­lish are requi­red.

What we of­fer:

The employ­ment con­tract is pri­mar­ily lim­ited to 12 mon­ths and will be exten­ded by ano­t­her year upon a suc­cess­ful mid­term eval­u­ation. The salary is based upon the TV-L rules (E13; 100%).

The insti­tute pro­motes the pro­fes­sio­nal equal­ity bet­ween all gen­ders. In sci­ence, the IFW Dres­den would like to increase the pro­por­tion of woman. Qual­i­fied women are there­fore expli­citly invi­ted to apply.
Equally qual­i­fied han­di­cap­ped app­lic­ants will be given pref­er­ence.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your app­lic­a­tion (in Eng­lish or Ger­man) includ­ing a cover let­ter with motiv­a­tio­nal state-ment, CV, cop­ies of cer­ti­fic­ates and other rel­ev­ant mater­ial (if app­lic­able) quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber DM2103-3-FEH/2019 in a sin­gle PDF file exclus­ively to:
Dead­line for app­lic­a­tions: 28 Feb­ru­ary 2019