Postdoc Position (m/f/d)

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

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. 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.

Postdoc Position (m/f/d)

ab initio investigation of the electronic structure and magnetic properties

The research group “Quantum Chemistry” of the Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden) offers a Postdoc Position (m/f/d) starting 1st January 2021 for 2 years.

The research topic is the detailed ab initio investigation of the electronic structure and magnetic properties of a number of 4d, 5d, and 4f triangular- and hexagonal-lattice materials, potential platforms for spin-liquid ground states. First-principle many-body techniques initially developed and traditionally employed in molecular quantum chemistry will be used. It is a project funded by the German Research Foundation, close cooperation with experimental groups in Dresden and beyond is planned.

Your Profile:

The candidate should have a strong background in both electronic-structure theory and condensed matter physics and an excellent academic record. She/He should have working experience in at least one of the following areas: electronic-structure calculations, wave-function quantum chemical methods, quantum magnetism, computation of spectroscopic properties. In addition, excellent English language skills are mandatory.

We offer:

The salary will be based upon the TV-L rules (TV-L E13, 100 %, part-time is possible). We offer an attractive work place with excellent facilities and environment in Dresden. The contract will be limited to 24 month and will start at the earliest after a suitable candidate has been chosen.

The institute promotes the professional equality between all genders. In science, the IFW Dresden would like to increase the proportion of woman. Qualified women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants (m/f/d) will be given preference.

If you are interested in the position, please send your application including a CV, a motivation letter describing the research career goals, skills and experience, copies of certificates and a summary of past research activities, and the names of 3 possible referees citing the reference number 008-21-5101 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.

If you have further questions on the position please contact: Dr. Liviu Hozoi (l.hozoi(at)ifw-dresden.de).

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