Associate Researcher / Postdoc – Physics of Quantum Materials job with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a university of excellence, is one of the most important and dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, it is today a leading university with a global vocation and rooted in the region, as it focuses on the great challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences, and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a particularity, facilitating interdisciplinarity and the transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in education, research, technology and administration. The objective is to promote and develop their individual abilities while allowing everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD, diversity is an essential characteristic and quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who wish to commit their achievements and productivity to the success of the entire institution.

At Faculty of Physics, Institute of Solid State and Materials Physicsthe Chair of Quantum Materials Physics offers a position of

Associate Researcher / Postdoc – Physics of Quantum Materials (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

departure as soon as possible. The position is limited to six years and aims to obtain an additional academic qualification (for example, an habilitation thesis). The duration of employment is governed by the laws on fixed-term research contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).

Tasks: The new staff member will support the Chair of Quantum Materials Physics in research and teaching. The chair’s expertise lies in advanced diffraction and spectroscopy experiments, which are used to explore the physics and chemistry of new quantum materials. In addition to working in large-scale external facilities, the Chair also uses world-class instruments in its own laboratories. Exceptional conditions for high-level research are thus provided. Own research activities and ideas as well as the acquisition of own funds from third parties are strongly supported. Qualification in teaching is also promoted, with a teaching obligation according to DAVOS.

Terms: University degree and doctorate in physics or experimental solid-state chemistry. Experience in X-ray scattering and crystallography as well as an interest in research on synchrotrons and free electron lasers. In addition: enthusiasm for fundamental research; ability to work in a team and sense of organization; a very good command of English and the ability to communicate in German.

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service. We welcome applications from applicants with disabilities. If more than one applicant is found to be equally qualified, persons with disabilities or equivalent status under German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will be given priority for employment.

Please send your application accompanied by the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, certificates) by November 10, 2022 (the stamped arrival date of the university’s central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail portal by sending it as a single pdf document to [email protected] or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Physik, Institut für Festkörper- und Materialphysik, Professur für Physik der Quantenmaterialien, Herrn Prof. Dr. Jochen Geck, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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