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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.

Work­ing field:

iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of sui­ta­ble new mate­ri­als and their syn­the­sis; crys­tal growth (by Bridgman method or che­mi­cal gas phase trans­port, e.g.); deter­mi­na­tion of (ther­mos-)che­mi­cal pro­per­ties; struc­tu­ral cha­rac­te­ri­za­tion by pow­der and sin­gle crys­tal X-ray dif­frac­tion and elec­tron micro­scopy; ope­ra­tion and sup­port of pro­ject-rele­vant devices (e.g. X-ray dif­frac­to­me­ter, magne­to­me­ter); active coope­ra­tion in an estab­lished, inter­di­sci­pli­nary team of che­mists, expe­ri­men­tal phy­si­cists and theo­re­ti­ci­ans and coor­di­na­tion of the che­mi­cal part of the inves­ti­ga­ti­ons.


uni­ver­sity degree and PhD (M.Sc., Dipl.) in mate­ri­als sci­ence, che­mi­stry or rela­ted disci­pli­nes; expe­ri­ence in inor­ga­nic syn­the­sis and X-ray dif­frac­tion; basic com­pe­ten­ces in solid state phy­sics/magne­tism; very good Eng­lish lan­guage skills; abi­lity to work crea­tively and inde­pendently; high level of com­mit­ment and wil­ling­ness to inte­grate into the exis­ting team and to take respon­si­bi­lity.

What we of­fer:

We offer an inten­sive men­to­ring in an attrac­tive sci­en­ti­fic envi­ron­ment in com­bi­na­tion with an excel­lent infra­st­ruc­ture. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the SFB 1143 can be obtai­ned via the web address
Applications from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.

How to ap­ply:

Please sub­mit your com­pre­hen­sive app­li­ca­tion inclu­ding a cover let­ter, cur­ri­cu­lum vitae, cer­ti­fi­ca­tes and a short descrip­tion of pre­vious pro­fes­sio­nal activi­ties by 25.02.2020 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies) to TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Che­mie und Lebens­mit­tel­che­mie, Pro­fes­sur für Anor­ga­ni­sche Che­mie II, Herrn Prof. Dr. Michael Ruck, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den, or via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to: 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: https: //tu-dres­­riere/daten­schutz­hin­weis