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RWTH Aachen - I. Physikalisches Institut

The I. Institute of Physics of RWTH Aachen University is one of the leading German research institutes for research on chalcogenide materials with application for memristive devices.

Research Assistant / Associate (w/m/d)


The PhD can­di­date will work on gro­wing and inves­ti­ga­ting chal­co­ge­nide thin-films with app­li­ca­tion for mem­ris­tive devices. This pro­ject is part of the SFB 917 Nanos­wit­ches ( Hence, the can­di­date has the pos­si­bi­lity to inter­act with many well-estab­lished sci­en­tists. The goal of the pre­sent pro­ject is to grow very thin chal­co­ge­nide films by con­trol­ling their struc­ture and com­po­si­tion and sub­se­quently inves­ti­gate the resul­ting pro­per­ties of the sam­ples uti­li­zing a variety of tech­ni­ques. We have evi­dence that such films will show a plethora of fasci­na­ting pro­per­ties, which are important for tech­no­lo­gi­cal app­li­ca­ti­ons as well as a fun­da­men­tal under­stan­ding of struc­ture – pro­perty rela­ti­ons­hips.

Er­war­te­te Qua­li­fi­ka­tio­nen:

The PhD can­di­date shall have an uni­ver­sity degree (mas­ter or equi­va­lent) in phy­sics or mate­rial sci­ence. Pre­vious strong know­ledge in sur­face sci­ence and, if pos­si­ble, exten­sive exper­tise in x-ray dif­frac­tion or one of depo­si­tion tech­ni­ques, sput­te­ring or mole­cu­lar-beam epi­taxy are highly desi­red.
Excel­lent Eng­lish and Ger­man skills are man­datory. Moreo­ver, the Phd can­di­date will be sur­roun­ded by state-of-the art equip­ment and very fri­endly, moti­va­ted, and skil­led col­leagues.

Un­ser An­ge­bot:

The posi­tion is till 30.06.2023/ 3 Years and is to be fil­led as soon as pos­si­ble. This posi­tion is finan­ced by SFB 917 Nanos­wit­ches (pro­ject ends in June 2023). This is a part-time posi­tion (75% of the stan­dard wee­kly hours for full-time employees).

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date has the oppor­tu­nity to pur­sue a doc­to­ral degree.

The salary cor­re­sponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity is cer­ti­fied as a "Family-Fri­endly Uni­ver­sity". We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from all sui­ta­bly qua­li­fied can­di­da­tes regard­less of gen­der. We par­ti­cu­larly wel­come and encou­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons from women, dis­ab­led per­sons and eth­nic mino­rity groups, reco­gni­zing they are under­re­p­re­sen­ted across RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. The princi­ples of fair and open com­pe­ti­tion apply and appoint­ments will be made on merit. RWTH Aachen is an equal oppor­tu­nities employer. We the­re­fore ask you not to include a photo in your app­li­ca­tion. For infor­ma­tion on the collec­tion of per­so­nal data pur­suant to Arti­cles 13 and 14 of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­tion (GDPR), please visit:

Hin­wei­se zur Be­wer­bung:

For further details, please contact
Oana Cojocaru-Miredin
Tel.: +49 (0) 02418020270

Please send your application by July 1, 2020 to
RWTH Aachen
I. Institute of Physics
Sommerfeldstraße 14
52074 Aachen

You can also send your application via email to Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.