Research Associate and Group Leader, Machine Learning 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 Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute of Materials Sciencethe Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (Prof. Dr. G. Cuniberti) offers a post of

Research Associate and Group Leader (mister/f/x)

in the field of machine learning approaches for materials discovery and data analysis
(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 14 TV-L)

departure at the next possible date and limited for an initial period of 3 years with the possibility of extension up to a maximum of 6 years. The duration of employment is governed by the law on fixed-term research contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position is aimed at obtaining an additional academic qualification (e.g. an habilitation thesis).

The scientific activities of the Materials Science and Nanotechnology Chair focus on the development of innovative strategies for new materials and components with intrinsic complexity at the nanometric scale. Biological complexity provides optimal approaches for the bottom-up design of new materials. For more information about our activities, please visit

Tasks: scientific research work in the field of machine learning approaches for material discovery (low-dimensional materials and structures) and data analysis (sensor output data) in cooperation with internal academic and industrial partners and external; participation in the acquisition of third-party funds and in the teaching activities of the chair.

Terms: excellent university degree, preferably with a doctorate in natural sciences or engineering; extensive experience in data science, machine learning methods and programming (especially Python). We are looking for a top scientist with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English who wants to make a mark in science.

What we offer: We foster a spirit of collaboration essential to progress on complex problems. We offer an international and interdisciplinary research environment of high standing and visibility. There will be many opportunities to develop your academic or professional career. We provide the opportunity to acquire teaching skills, project management skills and team leadership skills.

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 submit your complete application including the usual documents and a cover letter; detailed research statement of approx. 2 pages, in which the scientific environment of the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, at TU Dresden and in the scientific and industrial landscape of Dresden is also discussed; Detailed CV with full list of publications as a GoogleScholar link and at least two letters of recommendation by November 18, 2022preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail portal by sending it as a single pdf document to [email protected] with the subject: “Application Materials Data, your_name” or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, Professur für Materialwissenschaft und Nanotechnik, Herrn Prof. Cuniberti, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany (the arrival date stamped from the university’s central mail service applies). 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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