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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. It is con­cerned with mod­ern mater­i­als sci­ence and com­bines explor­at­ive research in phys­ics, chem­istry and mater­i­als sci­ence with tech­no­lo­gical devel­op­ment of new mater­i­als and products. The IFW employs about 600 people and besides enhan­cing fun­da­mental and applied research devel­op­ment one focus is on the train­ing of young sci­ent­ists.
Fur­ther inform­a­tion at:

Doc­toral Researcher Pos­i­tion (femal/male)

Fab­ric­a­tion of micro­struc­tured ther­mo­elec­tric gen­er­at­ors

Work­ing field:

The Insti­tute for Metal­lic Mater­i­als offers a Doc­toral Researcher Pos­i­tion (female/male) in the Depart­ment of Ther­mo­elec­tric Mater­i­als and Devices, start­ing June, 2018.

Waste-heat recov­ery is a cent­ral and highly rel­ev­ant issue in terms of resource con­ser­va­tion and reduc­tion of envir­on­mental pol­lu­tion. Using ther­mo­elec­tric gen­er­at­ors (TEG) waste heat can be dir­ectly and effi­ciently con­ver­ted into elec­trical energy. The chal­lenge in build­ing TEGs is their cost-effi­cient fab­ric­a­tion and adapt­a­tion to the respect­ive heat source and sink. Within this pro­ject suit­able designs and appro­pri­ate man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­cesses for TEGs are to be developed.

Job descrip­tion:
  • devel­op­ment of elec­tro­chem­ical depos­ition pro­cesses for metal­lic ther­mo­elec­tric materi-als with high power factors as well as appro­pri­ate con­tact mater­i­als
  • pro­cess devel­op­ment for the fab­ric­a­tion of ther­mo­elec­tric gen­er­at­ors using Litho­graphy and elec­tro­chem­ical depos­ition
  • TEG mod­el­ing and design strategies for optimal con­tact res­ist­ance, heat fluxes and ther-moelec­tric trans­port
  • Ther­mo­elec­tric char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion and reli­ab­il­ity study on TEGs

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact: Dr. Gabi Schi­ern­ing ( or Dr. Heiko Reith (


Your pro­file:
We are seek­ing highly motiv­ated applic­ants with a uni­versity degree (Mas­ter / Dip­loma) in phys­ics, mater­i­als sci­ence, chem­istry, elec­trical engin­eer­ing or a rel­ev­ant sub­ject, who are inter­ested in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary, applied research and cre­at­ively con­trib­ute their own ideas into the team. Good com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish (spoken and writ­ten) are expec­ted.

What we of­fer:

The employ­ment con­tract is lim­ited to 12 months with the pos­sib­il­ity of renewal for 2 more years. The salary is based upon the TV-L rules (TV-L 13, 50%).
PhD can­did­ates are facil­it­ated to par­ti­cip­ate in the PhD pro­gram to suc­cess­fully com­plete their dis-ser­ta­tion. We offer an attract­ive work place with excel­lent facil­it­ies and envir­on­ment in Dresden.

The IFW would like to increase the pro­por­tion of women in sci­ence. Qual­i­fied women are there­fore expli­citly invited to apply. Severely dis­abled applic­ants are given pref­er­en­tial treat­ment if they have the same qual­i­fic­a­tions.

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tion includ­ing a CV, a motiv­a­tion let­ter describ­ing the research career goals, skills and experi-ence, cop­ies of cer­ti­fic­ates should be sent cit­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber DM2101-1/18 no later than May 30th, 2018 as a single pdf-file to: