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IFW Dres­den e.V. - Fest­kör­per- und Werk­stoff­for­schung

The Leib­niz Insti­tute for Solid State and Mater­i­als Research Dresden (IFW Dresden) is a non-uni­versity research insti­tute and a mem­ber of the Leib­niz Asso­ci­ation. The IFW employs approx-imately 600 people and one focus is on the train­ing of young sci­ent­ists besides enhan­cing fun-damental and applied research devel­op­ment. The IFW is a research insti­tute at the highest inter-national level and pur­sues mod­ern mater­i­als sci­ence from fun­da­mental research to products use­ful for applic­a­tion and eco­nomy. The com­plex and inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research work is car­ried out within the IFW by five sci­entific insti­tutes, which are sup­por­ted by a highly developed tech-nical infra­struc­ture. The IFW sup­ports its employ­ees in recon­cil­ing work and fam­ily life and regu-larly sub­mits to the beru­fund­fam­ilie® audit. Fur­ther inform­a­tion at:

PhD pos­i­tion (m/f/d)

“Devel­op­ment of an integ­rated ther­mo­elec­tric tem­per­at­ure sta­bil­ized sample car­rier”

Work­ing field:

The Insti­tute for Metal­lic Mater­i­als (Prof. Kor­nelius Nielsch) of the IFW Dresden offers a

PhD pos­i­tion (m/f/d)

with a weekly work­ing time of 26 hours in the Depart­ment of Ther­mo­elec­tric Mater­i­als and De-vices on the fol­low­ing topic:

“Devel­op­ment of an integ­rated ther­mo­elec­tric tem­per­at­ure sta­bil­ized sample car­rier”

In-situ trans­mis­sion elec­tron micro­scopy of bio­lo­gical cells is of great interest for under­stand­ing under­ly­ing bio­chem­ical mech­an­ism i.e. to pre­vent and fight dis­eases. Such invest­ig­a­tions pre-sup­pose vacuum tight TEM sample car­ri­ers with nano flu­idic chan­nels to sup­ply organic solu-tions in the TEM’s field of view. Fur­ther a pre­cise tem­per­at­ure con­trol of bio­lo­gical cells is essen-tial to study tem­per­at­ure depend­ent prop­er­ties and mech­an­isms. In this pro­ject we will develop a TEM sample car­rier with an integ­rated micro ther­mo­elec­tric mod­ule for pre­cise tem­per­at­ure con­trol of the observed samples.


The applic­ant should have exper­i­ence in at least one of the fol­low­ing fields:
  • Ther­mo­elec­tric device mod­el­ing and design optim­iz­a­tion
  • Sys­tem sim­u­la­tion includ­ing thermal, elec­trical and flu­idic trans­port
  • Elec­tro­chem­ical depos­ition of ther­mo­elec­tric mater­i­als
  • Fab­ric­a­tion of ther­mo­elec­tric devices
  • Ther­mo­elec­tric char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion tech­niques
We are seek­ing highly motiv­ated applic­ants with a uni­versity degree (Mas­ter / Dip­loma) in phys-ics, mater­i­als sci­ence, elec­trical engin­eer­ing or a rel­ev­ant sub­ject, who are inter­ested in inter­dis-cip­lin­ary, applied research and cre­at­ively con­trib­ute their own ideas into the team. Good com-munic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish (spoken and writ­ten) are expec­ted.

What we of­fer:

The pro­ject dur­a­tion is lim­ited to three years and will start as soon as pos­sible. The salary is based upon the TV-L rules (EG 13, 65 %). PhD can­did­ates are facil­it­ated to par­ti­cip­ate in the PhD pro­gram to suc­cess­fully com­plete their dis­ser­ta­tion. We offer an attract­ive work place with excel­lent facil­it­ies and envir­on­ment in Dresden.

The IFW is aim­ing to increase the per­cent­age of women in sci­ence. Qual­i­fied women are there-fore expli­citly invited to apply. Severely han­di­capped per­sons (m/f/d) will be pre­ferred for the same qual­i­fic­a­tion set.

How to ap­ply:

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

Applic­a­tion includ­ing a CV, a motiv­a­tion let­ter describ­ing the research career goals, skills and exper­i­ence, cop­ies of all cer­ti­fic­ates should be sent cit­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber H2502-2/20 not later than June 30th, 2020 online as a single pdf-file (other formats will not be accep­ted) to: