Postdoctoral Researcher Position (m/f/d)

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

The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden e. V. – 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.

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

The Institute for Complex Materials of at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden) offers a

Postdoctoral Researcher Position (m/f/d) in the area of “SAW Sensor Technology”.

The vacancy should be filled as soon as possible.

Project description:

The project is focused on development and characterization of wireless SAW-based temperature sensors for applications in the high-temperature range. The work comprises experimental and fundamental investigations on materials and SAW-devices with the aim of long-term stability at high temperatures coupled with deep understanding of damaging mechanisms. In addition, the skills and equipment of the working group provide very good conditions for further scientific profiling.

Your profile:

Potential candidates (m/f/d) should hold a PhD degree in Materials Science, Physics or Electrical Engineering as well as very good knowledge and experience in the fields of:

  • Thin film technology and related material properties
  • Microacoustics or MEMS technology, especially surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology
  • Radio frequency measurement technology and
  • Simulation based on COMSOL or similar (but not mandatory).

We are looking for a candidate with pronounced initiative and creativity and being able to work in a team, as well as fluency of written and spoken English and German. Professional working style and personal motivation are required.

For further information please contact Dr. Siegfried Menzel (s.menzel(at)ifw-dresden.de).

We offer:

The employment contract is limited till 2021/09/30 but can be extended upon a successful mid-term evaluation. The salary is based upon the TV-L rules (EG 13; 100%; part-time is also possible). 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 (m/f/d) are given preferential treatment if they have the same qualifications.

Your application:

Please send your application (in English or German) including a cover letter with motivational statement, CV, copies of certificates and other relevant material (if applicable) quoting the reference number DM3100-2(2)/19 in a single PDF file (other formats will not be accepted) exclusively to:


Deadline for applications: 19.7.2019