Technische Universität Dresden - Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1143 “Correlated Magnetism: From Frustration to Topology”
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 / Postdoc
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The position is offered at the crossover of Materials Chemistry and Solid State Physics starting at the earliest possible date. The position is limited until 31.12.2022. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification.
The SFB 1143 has successfully accomplished the first funding period in 2018 and has been extended for the second funding period 2019–2022. The consortium has achieved national and international impact and visibility via resourceful collaborations, excellent infrastructure and high publication rates.
The SFB project B03 under supervision by Prof. Dr. Michael Ruck (Chair of Inorganic Chemistry II) is currently investigating compounds with triangular or honeycomb networks decorated with magnetically active cations, e.g., which are discussed as candidates for quantum spin liquids. In addition, crystals of other potential magnetically frustrated materials are grown and extensively characterised. The work includes: identification of suitable compounds and their phase-pure synthesis, crystal growth, elucidation of the crystal structures and chemical characterization. In cooperation with project partners in experimental physics, measurements of thermodynamic and transport properties, neutron and electron spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance studies are carried out. Cooperation with the theory enables the analysis of chemical bonding and the calculation of thermodynamic and transport properties. Active participation in the SFB and supervision of project-related student theses (Bachelor, Master) are expected.