Postdoc (f/m/d)

Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics (PDI), Berlin

The Paul Drude Institute (PDI) performs basic research as a lively symbiosis of materials science and solid state physics. Our research aims at inspiring and demonstrating new functionalities for future information technologies. As a member of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., we are an independent research institute with about 100 employees and collaborate with all three universities in Berlin. We are located in the very heart of the city near Gendarmenmarkt. You may find more details at www.pdi-berlin.de.

Postdoc (f/m/d)

for molecular beam epitaxy of hBN thin films

Hexagonal BN (hBN) is an interesting semiconductor with many unusual properties that has recently attracted increasing attention. Advancements in materials synthesis could lead to applications in deep ultraviolet optoelectronics and single photon emission. PDI has a long-standing expertise in the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) of compound semiconductor thin films. We have established the MBE of hBN with a thickness of few monolayers as part of our activity on 2D materials. Now, we are seeking a postdoc to grow and investigate hBN in the framework of group-III nitrides. The short-term goal is obtaining films with thickness of around 100 nm in high crystalline quality. Then, doping will be studied as the essential basis for device perspectives. Research at PDI profits from excellent facilities for MBE and analysis of semiconductors as well as the close collaboration with highly competent senior scientists.

You should have a PhD in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, or a related field, and experience in the epitaxy of thin films. Expertise in molecular beam epitaxy of group-III nitrides is advantageous. We are looking for a new colleague who enjoys working in a highly motivated team of researchers and technicians.

This position is limited to two years. Payment is according to TVöD (Treaty for German public service). PDI is pursuing a gender equality policy. Women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Among equally qualified applicants preference will be given to disabled candidates.

Please submit your application in pdf format via email by November 20th, 2019 to jobs(at)pdi-berlin.de, including a dedicated cover letter, CV, publication list, letter(s) of recommendation, diploma(s), and transcript(s).

Please contact Dr. Lutz Geelhaar for any questions about the project, Email: geelhaar(at)pdi-berlin.de, Phone: +49 30 20377-359