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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Cen­ter for Advan­cing Elec­tro­nics Dres­den, Junior Rese­arch Group “Sin­gle Mole­cule Machi­nes”

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 / PhD Stu­dent

(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
Rese­arch area: On-sur­face syn­the­sis and inves­ti­ga­tion of func­tio­nal mole­cu­les by
scan­ning tun­ne­ling micro­scopy at low tem­pe­ra­ture
cfaed Inves­ti­ga­tors: Dr. Fran­ce­sca Moresco
Terms: 75% of the full­time wee­kly hours, the posi­tion is a 3 years appoint­ment (with the option to be exten­ded) and starts as soon as pos­si­ble. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz – WissZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).

Work­ing field:

  • Inves­ti­ga­tion of func­tio­nal mole­cu­les and nano­st­ruc­tures on sur­face
  • Scan­ning tun­ne­ling micro­scopy and spec­tro­scopy in ultra­high vacuum at low tem­pe­ra­ture
  • On-sur­face syn­the­sis and local che­mi­cal reac­tions
  • Ato­mic and mole­cu­lar mani­pu­la­tion
  • Study of local elec­tro­nic pro­per­ties for app­li­ca­tion in ato­mic-scale elec­tro­nics.
Please visit for more infor­ma­tion on our activi­ties.


  • an out­stan­ding uni­ver­sity degree (mas­ter or equi­va­lent) in phy­sics, che­mi­stry, nano­tech­no­logy or a clo­sely rela­ted area;
  • know­ledge in the field of expe­ri­men­tal sur­face sci­ence, phy­si­cal che­mi­stry, ultra-high vacuum;
  • very good inter­per­so­nal and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills; in par­ti­cu­lar, the abi­lity to effec­tively work in col­la­bo­ra­tive rese­arch efforts;
  • an inde­pen­dent, tar­get- and solu­tion-dri­ven work atti­tude;
  • inter- and mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary thin­king;
  • flu­ency in Eng­lish - writ­ten and oral.

What we of­fer:

You will join a team of enthu­si­astic sci­en­tists who pur­sue crea­tively their indi­vi­dual rese­arch agenda inspi­red by cfaed’s inno­va­tive approach and sup­port.
Your rese­arch will be fos­te­red by the cfaed phi­lo­so­phy to pro­mote young rese­ar­chers, which inclu­des:
  • access to state of the art rese­arch of lea­ding aca­de­mic insti­tu­tes,
  • Inter­na­tio­nal doc­to­ral pro­gram,
  • pro­mo­tion of gen­der equa­lity and family-fri­endly work envi­ron­ment.
Infor­mal enqui­ries can be sub­mit­ted to Dr. Fran­ce­sca Moresco, Tel +49 (351) 463 43968; Email:
App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.

About cfaed
cfaed is a cen­tral sci­en­ti­fic unit of TU Dres­den, and brings tog­e­ther 300 rese­ar­chers from the uni­versi-ty and 10 other rese­arch insti­tu­tes in the areas of Elec­tri­cal and Com­pu­ter Engi­nee­ring, Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Mate­ri­als Sci­ence, Phy­sics, Che­mi­stry, Bio­logy, and Mathe­ma­tics. cfaed addres­ses the ad-van­ce­ment of elec­tro­nic infor­ma­tion pro­ces­sing sys­tems through explo­ring new tech­no­lo­gies which over­come the limits of today’s pre­do­mi­nant CMOS tech­no­logy. For more infor­ma­tion please see
cfaed has crea­ted seven new Pro­fes­sor­ships at TU Dres­den to fur­ther streng­t­hen cfaed’s rese­arch areas. These stra­te­gic posi­ti­ons were fil­led with dis­tin­guis­hed sci­en­tists to enhance the Clus­ter’s re-search out­put and increase its inter­na­tio­nal repu­ta­tion.

About TU Dres­den
The TU Dres­den is among the top uni­ver­si­ties in Ger­many and Europe and one of the ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an ‘elite uni­ver­sity’ in June 2012 and con­fir­med in 2019. As a mod-ern full-sta­tus uni­ver­sity with 18 facul­ties it offers a wide aca­de­mic range making it one of a very few in Ger­many.

How to ap­ply:

Your app­li­ca­tion (in Eng­lish only) should include: moti­va­tion let­ter, CV, copy of degree cer­ti­fi­cate, tran­script of gra­des (i.e. the offi­cial list of cour­se­work inclu­ding your gra­des) and proof of Eng­lish lan­guage skills. Com­plete app­li­ca­ti­ons should be sub­mit­ted pre­fer­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secure-Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf-docu­ment quo­ting the refe­rence num­ber PhD2001_Poly in the sub­ject hea­der to or by mail to TU Dres­den, cfaed, z. Hdn. Anne Schulze, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den. The clo­sing date for app­li­ca­ti­ons is 25.02.2020 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies). 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 pro-ces­sed, as well as fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: