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
Doctoral Researcher Position (femal/male)
Fabrication of microstructured thermoelectric generators
The Institute for Metallic Materials offers a Doctoral Researcher Position (female/male) in the Department of Thermoelectric Materials and Devices, starting June, 2018.
Waste-heat recovery is a central and highly relevant issue in terms of resource conservation and reduction of environmental pollution. Using thermoelectric generators (TEG) waste heat can be directly and efficiently converted into electrical energy. The challenge in building TEGs is their cost-efficient fabrication and adaptation to the respective heat source and sink. Within this project suitable designs and appropriate manufacturing processes for TEGs are to be developed.
development of electrochemical deposition processes for metallic thermoelectric materi-als with high power factors as well as appropriate contact materials
process development for the fabrication of thermoelectric generators using Lithography and electrochemical deposition
TEG modeling and design strategies for optimal contact resistance, heat fluxes and ther-moelectric transport
Thermoelectric characterization and reliability study on TEGs
We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a university degree (Master / Diploma) in physics, materials science, chemistry, electrical engineering or a relevant subject, who are interested in interdisciplinary, applied research and creatively contribute their own ideas into the team. Good communication skills in English (spoken and written) are expected.
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 (TV-L 13, 50%).
PhD candidates are facilitated to participate in the PhD program to successfully complete their dis-sertation. 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 treatment if they have the same qualifications.
How to apply:
Application including a CV, a motivation letter describing the research career goals, skills and experi-ence, copies of certificates should be sent citing the reference number DM2101-1/18 no later than May 30th, 2018 as a single pdf-file to: firstname.lastname@example.org