Angebot 365 von 505 vom 08.03.2023, 09:12


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Faculty of Che­mi­stry and Food Che­mi­stry, Chair of Theo­re­ti­cal Che­mi­stry

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den (TUD), as a Uni­ver­sity of Excel­lence, is one of the lea­ding and most dyna­mic rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons in Ger­many. Foun­ded in 1828, today it is a glo­bally ori­en­ted, regio­nally ancho­red top uni­ver­sity as it focu­ses on the grand chal­len­ges of the 21st cen­tury. lt deve­lops inno­va­tive solu­ti­ons for the world's most pres­sing issues. In rese­arch and aca­de­mic pro­grams, the uni­ver­sity unites the natu­ral and engi­nee­ring sci­en­ces with the huma­nities, social sci­en­ces and medi­cine. This wide range of disci­pli­nes is a spe­cial fea­ture, faci­li­ta­ting inter­di­sci­pli­na­rity and trans­fer of sci­ence to society. As a modern employer, it offers attrac­tive working con­di­ti­ons to all employees in tea­ching, rese­arch, tech­no­logy and admi­nis­tra­tion. The goal is to pro­mote and deve­lop their indi­vi­dual abi­li­ties while empowering ever­yone to reach their full poten­tial. TUD embo­dies a uni­ver­sity cul­ture that is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by cos­mo­po­li­ta­nism, mutual appre­cia­tion, thri­ving inno­va­tion and active par­ti­ci­pa­tion. For TUD diver­sity is an essen­tial fea­ture and a qua­lity cri­ter­ion of an excel­lent uni­ver­sity. Accord­in­gly, we wel­come all app­li­cants who would like to com­mit them­sel­ves, their achie­ve­ments and pro­duc­tivity to the suc­cess of the whole insti­tu­tion.

2 Rese­arch Asso­cia­tes / PhD Stu­dents (m/f/x)


At the Faculty of Che­mi­stry and Food Che­mi­stry, the Chair of Theo­re­ti­cal Che­mi­stry offers two posi­ti­ons as

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Stu­dent (m/f/x)
(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)

star­ting as soon as pos­si­ble. The first posi­tion com­pri­ses 65 % of the full­time wee­kly hours and the second 50 % of the full­time wee­kly hours with the pos­si­bi­lity of a 15 % enhan­ce­ment from Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf funds. The posi­ti­ons are limi­ted for three years. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz-WissZeitVG). The posi­ti­ons offer the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).

Working field:

The two con­nec­ted pro­jects aim at deve­lo­ping and employ­ing den­sity-func­tio­nal based and data-dri­ven methods for desi­gning (i) novel ionic and (ii) two-dimen­sio­nal com­pounds. The suc­cess­ful can­di­da­tes will leverage dedi­ca­ted machine lear­ning tech­ni­ques for ther­mo­dy­na­mic and elec­tro­nic ana­ly­sis. An accu­rate descrip­tion of ther­mo­dy­na­mic sta­bi­lity is cru­cial for mate­ri­als design espe­ci­ally for ionic sys­tems such as oxi­des. While cur­r­ently used den­sity-func­tio­nal approa­ches have limi­ted pre­dic­tive power, the first can­di­date will deve­lop a novel uni­ver­sal data-dri­ven method com­bi­ning the merits of pre­vious cor­rec­tion sche­mes and machine lear­ning to design ionic mate­ri­als. The second can­di­date will employ these methods and exten­sive den­sity-func­tio­nal cal­cu­la­ti­ons for the pre­dic­tion of novel two-dimen­sio­nal mate­ri­als and their elec­tro­nic and magne­tic pro­per­ties. In both cases, the work will be car­ried out in close col­la­bo­ra­tion with various local and inter­na­tio­nal col­la­bo­ra­tors neces­si­ta­ting a strong com­mit­ment to sci­en­ti­fic net­wor­king.


uni­ver­sity degree (M. Sc. or equi­va­lent) in che­mi­stry, phy­sics or theo­re­ti­cal/com­pu­ta­tio­nal mate­ri­als sci­ence, and pro­found know­ledge in com­pu­ta­tio­nal and theo­re­ti­cal phy­sics/che­mi­stry; good scrip­ting and pro­gramming skills (C++, Python); capa­bi­lity of team work, also with expe­ri­men­tal part­ners, is essen­tial. Skills in machine lear­ning, high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, solid-state phy­sics/che­mi­stry, mate­ri­als ther­mo­dy­na­mics, 2D com­pounds, and den­sity-func­tio­nal theory (VASP, Quan­tum Espresso) are wel­come.

What we offer:

We offer posi­ti­ons with a com­pe­ti­tive salary in one of Ger­many’s most attrac­tive rese­arch envi­ron­ments. TU Dres­den pro­vi­des out­stan­ding working, rese­arch, and net­wor­king pos­si­bi­li­ties. The posi­ti­ons will be in the newly estab­lished Dres­den-con­cept Rese­arch Group “Auto­no­mous Mate­ri­als Ther­mo­dy­na­mics” of Dr. Rico Fried­rich at the Chair of Theo­re­ti­cal Che­mi­stry (Prof. Tho­mas Heine) and Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf. It main­tains strong ties with the local expe­ri­men­tal groups of TU Dres­den and the insti­tu­tes of the DRES­DEN-con­cept net­work. The chair hosts its own com­pu­ter clus­ter and has full access to the high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC) infra­st­ruc­ture at ZIH Dres­den, one of Ger­many’s lea­ding HPC cen­ters. Dres­den, the capi­tal of the State of Sax­ony, is a city with a beau­ti­ful his­to­ri­cal cen­ter and offers a high stan­dard of living with high ratings in housing, safety, and health­care.

How to apply:

TUD stri­ves to employ more women in aca­de­mia and rese­arch. We the­re­fore expressly encou­rage women to apply. The Uni­ver­sity is a cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly uni­ver­sity and offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from can­di­da­tes with disa­bi­li­ties. If mul­ti­ple can­di­da­tes prove to be equally qua­li­fied, those with disa­bi­li­ties or with equi­va­lent sta­tus pur­suant to the Ger­man Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive prio­rity for employ­ment.
Please sub­mit your com­pre­hen­sive app­li­ca­tion inclu­ding a moti­va­tion let­ter, cur­ri­cu­lum vitae with publi­ca­ti­ons (if any), copies of aca­de­mic cer­ti­fi­ca­tes, and con­tact details (inclu­ding email addres­ses and phone num­bers) of two refe­ren­ces by April 6, 2023 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies) via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf-docu­ment named “App­li­ca­tion_PhD_Auto­mat_your_Last_and_First_name.pdf” (sub­ject line “App­li­ca­tion PhD Auto­mat Last­name First­name”) to or to: TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Che­mie und Lebens­mit­tel­che­mie, Pro­fes­sur für Theo­re­ti­sche Che­mie, z. Hd. Herrn Dr. Rico Fried­rich, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den, Ger­many. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

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