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: http://www.ifw-dresden.de
PhD-Position - Magnetic textures for probing nano-functionalized magnetic molecules
The Institute of Metallic Materials at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden) offers a PhD position embedded in the IFW Excellence Program “Magnetic textures for probing of nano-scale dynamics”, starting in May 2018.
We are looking for candidates for developing a novel sensor approach based on dynamic magnetic textures to probe mechanical properties of nano-functionalized magnetic molecules. These Giant Magneto Impedance (GMI) sensors are realized by rolled-up magnetic film ar-chitectures with unique magnetic properties. The tasks of the selected candidate is the micromagnetic simulation and microscopic observation with ac-modulated magnetic force microscopy (AC-MFM) of these magnetic micro and nanostructures. The sensing capabilities will be characterized by measuring the impedance spectra in the presence of well-defined local magnetic fields generated by a magnetic tip.
Potential Candidates should hold a Masters or Diploma degree in Physics or Materials Sci-ence and should have proven experimental skills and a good background in numerical mag-netism.
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.
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 would like to increase the proportion of women in science. Qualified women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Severely disabled applicants are given preferential treat-ment if they have the same qualifications.
How to apply:
Application including a CV, a motivation letter describing the research career goals, skills and experience, copies of certificates should be sent citing the reference number DM2102-2/18 no later than April 5th, 2018 as a single pdf-file to: firstname.lastname@example.org