09.06.2020

Post-Doc Position (m/f/d)

Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung 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 re-search 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 interdiscipli-nary 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.

The Institute for Solid State Research offers within the department Synthesis and crystal growth in the working group Intermetallic Magnetic Materials at the IFW Dresden a

Post-Doc Position (m/f/d)

starting at 1.8.2020 in full-time (part-time is also possible) limited to 12 months.

As a successful candidate (m/f/d) you should have a Master’s degree or Diploma in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics or material science and have a doctorate, preferably with a background in chemistry or physics. You have research experience in the field of synthesis of anorganic materials, crystal growth and FeAs-based unconventional superconductors. You have knowledge and experience with characterization REM+EDX, powder XRD and with Pniktid-superconductors. High motivation and very good English or German skills as well as the ability to work in a team complete your profile.

Research project:

New compounds are to be synthesized or grown in the form of single crystals which show unconven-tional superconductivity. Candidates can be found in the class of pnictides, especially in the oxypnic-tides, the so-called 1111 materials.

In these systems, the magnetic order is suppressed by doping and the superconducting phase is stabi-lized. The LaOFeAs single crystals are grown diffusion-controlled using the so-called “solid state crystal growth” method. In addition to the actual growth, the crystals are comprehensively characterized (X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy with EDX / WDX analysis, and measurement of the magnetic or superconducting properties). The iron pnictides are one of the most studied material classes in current solid state research. The work is located in the group "Material Synthesis and Crystal Growth", but results are discussed in the larger team of the groups working on the topic "Fe-As superconductors".

The duration of the contract is 12 month. The salary is according to the German tariff TV-L (EG 13, 100%, part-time is also possible). 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 publica-tions, a motivation letter describing the research career goals, skills and experience, copies of certifi-cates citing the reference number (1201-1/20) 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. Sabine Wurmehl (s.wurmehl(at)ifw-dresden.de) for more information.

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