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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Cen­ter for Advan­cing Elec­tro­nics Dres­den (cfaed)

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD stu­dent

(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
Rese­arch area: Solu­tion-phase doping of Orga­nic Semi­con­duc­tor Films with immo­bi­liz­able Dopants for Elec­tro­nic Devices
cfaed Inves­ti­ga­tors: Prof. Ste­fan Manns­feld
Terms: 65 % of the full­time wee­kly hours, the posi­tion is a 3 years appoint­ment (with the option to be exten­ded) and starts as soon as pos­si­ble. 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. PhD).

Work­ing field:

The Chair of Organic Devices has the long-term vis­ion to trans­fer Organic Elec­tron­ics device tech­no­lo­gies from the lab to com­mer­cially com­pet­it­ive applic­a­tions in the con­sumer mar­kets. Dop­ing of organic semi­con­duct­ors is a key pro­cess for organic elec­tron­ics devices such as light emit­ting diodes, tran­sist­ors, or solar cells. While dop­ing of vacuum-evap­or­ated films is fairly well-estab­lished, solu­tion-phase dop­ing of thin organic films is still dif­fi­cult to con­trol. The goal of this PhD research is to develop new syn­thetic and device-fab­ric­a­tion approaches by which organic dopant molecules are anchored to or immob­il­ized on organic semi­con­ductor sur­faces. This will allow the fab­ric­a­tion of improved or even novel organic device archi­tec­tures.
The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will:
  • syn­thes­ize new dopant mater­i­als that can be immob­il­ized at device inter­faces and sur­faces;
  • fab­ric­ate thin films and elec­tronic devices that employ these new mater­i­als and dop­ing pro­cesses;
  • char­ac­ter­ize the thin film mor­pho­lo­gical prop­er­ties as func­tion of the dopant inks and depos­ition/print­ing para­met­ers to optim­ize the elec­tronic film prop­er­ties using vari­ous optical and spec­tro­scopic meth­ods;
  • elec­tric­ally char­ac­ter­ize the res­ult­ing devices using I-V, C-V, C-f meas­ure­ments etc.


We aim at attract­ing the best tal­ent in the respect­ive research fields and look for:
  • an out­stand­ing uni­versity degree (mas­ter , dip­loma or equi­val­ent) in chem­istry, phys­ics, elec­tron­ics, mater­i­als sci­ence or related field of phys­ical sci­ences;
  • strong know­ledge in device phys­ics/semi­con­ductor phys­ics;
  • pre­vi­ous exper­i­ence in fab­ric­a­tion of organic or inor­ganic thin film elec­tronic devices;
  • ideally also prior exper­i­ence with thin film depos­ition from vacuum and solu­tion;
  • very good inter­per­sonal and com­mu­nic­a­tion skills; in par­tic­u­lar, the abil­ity to effect­ively work in col­lab­or­at­ive research efforts;
  • an inde­pend­ent, tar­get- and solu­tion-driven work atti­tude;
  • inter- and mul­tidiscip­lin­ary think­ing;
  • strong motiv­a­tion and interest to join one of the most ambi­tious inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research cen­ter;
  • flu­ency in Eng­lish - writ­ten and oral.

What we of­fer:

You will join a team of enthu­si­astic sci­ent­ists who pur­sue cre­at­ively their indi­vidual research agenda inspired by the cluster’s innov­at­ive approach and sup­port. Your PhD research will be fostered by the cfaed philo­sophy to pro­mote young research­ers which includes:
  • access to state of the art research of lead­ing aca­demic insti­tutes;
  • indi­vidual super­vi­sion by a Thesis Advis­ory Com­mit­tee;
  • pro­mo­tion of gender equal­ity and fam­ily-friendly work envir­on­ment.
Applic­a­tions from women are par­tic­u­larly wel­come. The same applies to people with dis­ab­il­it­ies.

About cfaed
cfaed is a cent­ral sci­entific unit of TU Dresden, and brings together 300 research­ers from the uni­versity and 10 other research insti­tutes in the areas of Elec­trical and Com­puter Engin­eer­ing, Com­puter Sci­ence, Mater­i­als Sci­ence, Phys­ics, Chem­istry, Bio­logy, and Math­em­at­ics. cfaed addresses the advance­ment of elec­tronic inform­a­tion pro­cessing sys­tems through explor­ing new tech­no­lo­gies which over­come the lim­its of today’s pre­dom­in­ant CMOS tech­no­logy. For more inform­a­tion please see
cfaed has cre­ated seven new Pro­fess­or­ships at TU Dresden to fur­ther strengthen cfaed’s research areas. These stra­tegic pos­i­tions were filled with dis­tin­guished sci­ent­ists to enhance the Cluster’s research out­put and increase its inter­na­tional repu­ta­tion.

About TU Dresden
The TU Dresden is among the top uni­versit­ies in Ger­many and Europe and one of the eleven Ger­man uni­versit­ies that were iden­ti­fied as an ‘elite uni­versity’ in June 2012 and con­firmed in 2019. As a mod­ern full-status uni­versity with 18 fac­ulties it offers a wide aca­demic range mak­ing it one of a very few in Ger­many.

How to ap­ply:

Your applic­a­tion (in Eng­lish only) should include: motiv­a­tion let­ter, CV, copy of degree cer­ti­fic­ate, tran­script of grades (i.e. the offi­cial list of course­work includ­ing your grades) and proof of Eng­lish lan­guage skills. Com­plete applic­a­tions should be sub­mit­ted prefer­ably via the TU Dresden Secure-Mail Portal by send­ing it as a single pdf-doc­u­ment quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber PhD1911_Dop­ing in the sub­ject header to or by mail to TU Dresden, cfaed, z. Hdn. Anne Schulze, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dresden. The clos­ing date for applic­a­tions is 06.01.2020 (stamped arrival date of the uni­versity cent­ral mail ser­vice applies). Please sub­mit cop­ies only, as your applic­a­tion will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attend­ing inter­views can­not be reim­bursed.

Ref­er­ence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­cessed, as well as fur­ther inform­a­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: