Post-Doc position (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW)

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 approximately 600 people and one focus is on the training of young scientists besides enhancing fundamental and applied research development. At the highest international level, the IFW operates modern materials science on a scientific basis and makes the obtained results useful for the economy. The complex and interdisciplinary research work is carried out within the IFW by five scientific institutes, which are supported by a highly developed technical infrastructure. The IFW supports its employees in reconciling work and family life and regularly submits to the berufundfamilie® audit.

Post-Doc position (m/f/d)

The IFW announces the opening for a Post Doc position in the Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics starting 1.8.2020 in full-time (part-time is also possible) limited to 24 months.

Target areas include (but are not limited to) researching in “Wave-function-based ab initio computational methods, employed for modelling the electronic structure of lacunar spinel and possibly related systems”. 

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The successful candidate (m/f/d) should have a Master’s degree or Diploma in theoretical physics or theoretical chemistry and has a doctorate, as well as high motivation and good English skills. We expect a strong background in electronic-structure computational methods, and in solid state physics. We require experience with wave-function-based calculations and the computation of spectroscopic properties.  


The duration of the contract is 2 years. The salary is according to the German tariff TV-L (EG 13, 100%). The employment is starting 1st August 2020.

The IFW would like to increase the proportion of women in science. Qualified women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Severely disabled applicants (m/f/d) are given preferential treatment if they have the same qualifications.

If you are interested in the position, please send your application including a CV and the list of publications, a motivation letter describing the research career goals, skills and experience, copies of certificates citing the reference number (5101-2/20) as a single pdf file (other formats will not be accepted) to the following email-address bewerbung(at)ifw-dresden.de.

The position is open as long as the announcement is online.

Please contact Dr. Liviu Hozoi (l.hozoi(at)ifw-dresden.de) for more information.

Further information at http://www.ifw-dresden.de.