Postdoc position in Electron Tomography (m/f/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. We are located in the very heart of the city near Gendarmenmarkt.

Postdoc position in Electron Tomography (m/f/d)

PDI has long-standing expertise in the field of microstructure analysis of epitaxial semiconductor systems using transmission electron microscopy. We have recently established the "Application Laboratory Electron Tomography" (BALET, see http://etomo.pdi-berlin.de), which is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopy facilities. The application laboratory, which has been funded by an ERDF project of the European Union and the Senate of Berlin, is intended to promote cooperation with external partners from science and local industry. To strengthen the work of our application laboratory, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will further develop the methodology and apply electron tomography to a variety of problems, specifically interface structures, crystal defects, as well as nanoscale compositional fluctuations in novel material systems.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in solid state physics, materials science or related fields. A specific requirement for this position is in-depth knowledge and practical experience in electron microscopy with a strong focus on tomography applications. Hands-on experience with an aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscope is a bonus. We are looking for a team player with excellent of communication skills and the self-confidence to work in a highly motivated team of researchers, technicians and PhD students.

The position is available for 2 years. Payment is according to TVöD (Treaty for German public service). The Paul Drude Institute aims at increasing the quota of female employees. The application of women is therefore encouraged. Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

Applications including a motivation letter, a CV, degrees with transcripts, a publication list and two references should be sent preferably in PDF format by September 30, 2021using “BALET” in the subject line to Mr. Andreas Hartung, jobs(at)pdi-berlin.de.

For scientific and technical questions related to the project, please contact Dr. Achim Trampert,  trampert(at)pdi-berlin.de.

You may find more details at www.pdi-berlin.de.