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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Clus­ter of Excel­lence ‘Cen­ter for Advan­cing Elec­tro­nics Dres­den’ (cfaed)

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 rumu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)

Rese­arch area: Inves­ti­ga­ting Poly­mo­phism in Orga­nic Semi­con­duc­tors
cfaed Inves­ti­ga­tors: Prof. Ste­fan Manns­feld
Terms: starts asap, 65% of the full­time weekly hours, the posi­tion is a 3 years appoint­ment (with the option to be exten­ded). The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts-zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz – Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).

Work­ing field:

The “Chair of Orga­nic Devices” works towards the long-term vision to trans­fer Orga­nic Elec­tro­nics device tech­no­lo­gies from the lab to com­mer­ci­ally com­pe­ti­tive app­li­ca­ti­ons in the con­su­mer mar­kets. The per­for­mance of orga­nic semi­con­duc­tor lay­ers is often a limit­ing fac­tor in devices such as tran­sis­tors. The ten­dency of the struc­tu­rally rather com­plex orga­nic semi­con­duc­tor mole­cu­les to form mul­ti­ple sta­ble motifs of mole­cu­lar packing (poly­morphs) makes it important to under­stand and con­trol which poly­morph of a mate­rial forms in the electri­cally active layer of a device. This PhD rese­arch is part of a joint expe­ri­men­tal-theo­re­ti­cal rese­arch effort (DFG pro­ject RHO­DOS) that stu­dies poly­mor­phism in orga­nic semi­con­duc­tor mate­ri­als. In this expe­ri­men­tal por­tion, syn­chro­tron X-ray scat­te­ring is used to study poly­mor­phism in well-known and novel high-per­for­mance mate­ri­als. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will: use the solu­tion-shea­ring coa­ting method to fabri­cate highly crys­tal­line films of orga­nic semi­con­duc­tor mate­ri­als; per­form ex-situ and in-situ annea­ling/coo­ling syn­chro­tron X-ray scat­te­ring expe­ri­ments; tho­roughly electri­cally cha­rac­te­rize solu­tion-shea­ring coated thin films by employ­ing them as active lay­ers in orga­nic field effect tran­sis­tors (OFETs).


We aim at attrac­ting the best talent in the respec­tive rese­arch fields and look for: an out­stan­ding uni­ver­sity degree (mas­ter, diploma or equi­va­lent) in che­mis­try, phy­sics, elec­tro­nics, mate­ri­als sci­ence or rela­ted field of phy­si­cal sci­en­ces; prior expe­ri­ence with hard X-ray or elec­tron scat­te­ring on thin film sam­ples or expe­ri­ence in simi­lar spec­tro­sco­pic metho­do­lo­gies invol­ving thin film sam­ples is also suf­fi­ci­ent; ide­ally, the can­di­date also has prior expe­ri­ence in soft mate­rial thin film depo­si­tion pro­ces­ses and/or fabri­ca­tion of thin film elec­tro­nics devices; 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; strong moti­va­tion and inte­rest to join one of the most ambi­tious inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch clus­ters; 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 the clus­ter’s inno­va­tive approach and sup­port. Your PhD 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; indi­vi­dual super­vi­sion by a The­sis Advi­sory Com­mit­tee; pro­mo­tion of gen­der equa­lity and family-fri­endly work envi­ron­ment.
Infor­mal enqui­ries can be sub­mit­ted to Prof. Manns­feld, Tel +49 (351) 463 39923; Email:
App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
App­li­ca­tion Pro­ce­dure

About cfaed
cfaed is a clus­ter of excel­lence wit­hin the Ger­man Excel­lence Initia­tive. It brings toge­ther 200 rese­ar­chers from TU Dres­den and ten other rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons in the areas of Electri­cal and Com­pu­ter Engi­nee­ring, Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Mate­ri­als Sci­ence, Phy­sics, Che­mis­try, Bio­logy, and Mathe­ma­tics. cfaed addres­ses the advan­ce­ment of elec­tro­nic infor­ma­tion pro­ces­sing sys­tems through explo­ring new tech­no­lo­gies which over­come the limits of today’s pre­do­mi­nant CMOS tech­no­logy.

cfaed has initia­ted to create five new Pro­fes­sor­ships at TU Dres­den to fur­ther streng­t­hen cfaed’s rese­arch areas. These stra­te­gic posi­ti­ons are being fil­led with dis­tin­gu­is­hed sci­en­tists to enhance the Clus­ter’s rese­arch out­put and increase its inter­na­tio­nal repu­ta­tion. The Chair of Orga­nic Devices is one of these new posi­ti­ons and will cont­ri­bute to the Orga­nic/Poly­mer Path.

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. As a modern full-sta­tus uni­ver­sity with 14 depart­ments 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 Secure­Mail Portal by send­ing it as a single pdf doc­u­ment to quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber Rhodos-1802 in the sub­ject header or altern­at­ively to

TU Dresden
Frau Dr. P. Grün­berg
01062 Dresden

The clos­ing date for applic­a­tions is 27.03.2018 (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.