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 approxi-mately 600 people and one focus is on the training of young scientists besides enhancing fundamen-tal 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.
Further information at: http://www.ifw-dresden.de
Doctoral Researcher Position (m/f/d)
Ferecrystals based on Atomic Layer Deposition
The Institute for Metallic Materials (Prof. K. Nielsch) of the IFW Dresden offers a PhD-Position (m/w/d) starting from January 2020. The PhD will develop a novel class of materials based on stacked metal monochalcogenides (MMCs), topological insulators and/or transistion metal dichalco-genides (TMDCs) called ferecrystals via atomic layer deposition (ALD). The well-defined and surface limited chemical reactions of the ALD processes lead to (multi)layers with the ideal stoichiometry and conformal growth on curved surface. The functional properties of ferecrystals can be tailored and exhibit unusual properties such as low thermal conductivity or exceptional electronic properties. In this PhD project the electronic properties of 2D materials will be modified by the interactions between layered and non-layered materials.
Further details on this PhD project:
Development of sulphur and selen based ferecrystals: Combing di-chalcogenides and trivial compound semiconductors
Structural characterization of the ferecrystals and improving the ordering degree of the multi-layered systems based on 2D materials
Electrical transport characterization of MeS2 and MeSe2 based ferecrystals by micropatterned measurement platforms and determination of the Hall, Seebeck and Nernst coefficients.
Growth of ferecrystals on non-planar surfaces by ALD
We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a university degree (Master / Diploma) with a back-ground in solid state chemistry or physics or materials science, or a relevant subject, who are inter-ested in interdisciplinary research, the involvement in the ALD community and creatively contribute their own ideas. Good communication skills in English (spoken and written) are expected.
What we offer:
The project duration is limited to 3.5 years. The employment contract is primly limited to 12 month and will be extended upon a successful mid-term evaluation. We support and strongly encourage the candidates to perform a research stay of a few months abroad. PhD candidates are facilitated to participate in the PhD program to successfully complete their dissertation. We offer an attractive work place with excellent facilities and environment in Dresden.
The salary (EG 13, volume of employment 65%) is based upon the TV-L rules.
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 including a cover letter with motivational statement, CV, copies of certif-icates, published articles and other relevant material (if applicable) quoting the reference number A2000-ALD/2019 in a single PDF file (other formats will not be accepted) exclusively to: email@example.com