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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Cen­ter for Advan­cing Elec­tro­nics Dres­den, Chair of Mole­cu­lar Func­tio­nal Mate­ri­als

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

1 Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD stu­dent
2 Rese­arch Asso­cia­tes / Post­docs

(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)

The posi­ti­ons are to be fil­led for the ERC Grant pro­ject “Deve­lop­ment of Func­tio­nal Con­ju­ga­ted Two-Dimen­sio­nal Metal-Orga­nic Frame­works” FC2DMOF.

Rese­arch area: Syn­the­sis of con­ju­ga­ted two-dimen­sio­nal metal-orga­nic frame­works and func­tions in (opto-)elec­tro­nics and magne­tics
Inves­ti­ga­tors: Dr. Ren­hao Dong
rese­arch path: Orga­nic/Poly­mer Path

Terms: 50% of the full­time wee­kly hours for PhD stu­dents, star­ting Febru­ary 1, 2020 for three years with the pos­si­bi­lity of exten­sion. The posi­tion aims at obtai­ning fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD).

100% of the full­time wee­kly hours for Post­docs, star­ting Febru­ary 1, 2020 for two years. The posi­ti­ons aim at obtai­ning fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion.

The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed-Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz – WissZeitVG).

Work­ing field:

Metal-orga­nic frame­works (MOFs) have been high­lighted for the func­tions in cata­ly­sis, gas sto­rage and sepa­ra­tion. In the past, MOFs were regar­ded as insu­la­tors due to the large sepa­ra­tion of metal cen­ters by multi-atom, insu­la­ting orga­nic ligands, etc. Recent advan­ces dis­c­lose that the designs of con­ju­ga­ted 2D MOFs (C2DMOFs) have led to impro­ved intrin­sic con­duc­tivity. Howe­ver, the rela­ted rese­arch remains imma­ture due to lack of high-qua­lity thin film/nano­s­heet sam­ples, very limi­ted struc­tu­ral types and elu­sive trans­port mecha­nism. To address the above chal­len­ges, the European Rese­arch Coun­cil (ERC) has appro­ved the rese­arch pro­ject "Deve­lop­ment of Func­tio­nal Con­ju­ga­ted Two-Dimen­sio­nal Metal-Orga­nic Frame­works (FC2DMOF)" with a pres­ti­gious and highly com­pe­ti­tive Star­ting Grant of 1.5 mil­lion EUR for 5 years.
Dr. Dong’s team (inclu­ding 1 PI, 8 PhD stu­dents and 3 Post­docs now) is cur­r­ently focu­sed on the syn­the­sis of orga­nic 2D mate­ri­als which emerge as out­stan­ding can­di­da­tes for a great num­ber of elec­tro­nic/magne­tic/sen­sing/energy app­li­ca­ti­ons (Web­site of Dr. Ren­hao Dong: https://tu-dresden.de/mn/chemie/mc/mc2/die-professur/gruppenleiter/dr-renhao-dong). Wit­hin this European Pro­ject, the goal of this “FC2DMOF” rese­arch is to syn­the­size con­ju­ga­ted 2D MOFs bea­ring elec­tro­nic/magne­tic func­tions.
The suc­cess­ful can­di­da­tes will be respon­si­ble for: design and syn­the­sis of con­ju­ga­ted mole­cu­les and 2D MOFs; pro­duc­tion and func­tio­n­a­li­sa­tion of large-area, sin­gle-layer and few-layer 2D MOF films by inter­fa­cial che­mi­stry and CVD syn­the­sis; deve­lop­ment and pre­pa­ra­tion of 2D MOF nano­s­heet disper­si­ons and inks by solu­tion syn­the­sis and liquid phase exfo­lia­tion; for­mu­la­tion of 2D MOFs and other 2D mate­ri­als (like h-BN, gra­phene, TMDCs) into van der Waals hete­ro­st­ruc­tures with added func­tio­n­a­lity; app­li­ca­tion rese­arch in the field of field effect tran­sis­tors, Hall effect devices, pho­to­de­tec­tors, magne­tics and energy sto­rage/con­ver­sion; orga­ni­sa­tio­nal tasks wit­hin the ERC pro­ject.

Require­ments:

We aim at attrac­ting the best talent in the respec­tive rese­arch fields and expect the fol­lo­wing: an out­stan­ding uni­ver­sity degree (and – if app­li­ca­ble - a doc­to­ral degree for Post­docs) in orga­nic che­mi­stry, coor­di­na­tion che­mi­stry, poly­mer che­mi­stry or simi­lar; pre­vious expe­ri­ence in orga­nic/poly­mer/MOF syn­the­sis and elec­tro­nics/magne­tics/energy tech­no­lo­gies; very good inter­per­so­nal and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills; in par­ti­cu­lar, the abi­lity to effec­tively work in col­la­bo­ra­tive rese­arch efforts; an inde­pen­dent, tar­get- and solu­tion-dri­ven work atti­tude; inter- and mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary thin­king; strong moti­va­tion and inte­rest to join one of the most ambi­tious inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch clus­ters; flu­ency in Eng­lish - writ­ten and oral.

What we of­fer:

You will join a team of enthu­si­astic sci­en­tists who pur­sue crea­tively their indi­vi­dual rese­arch agenda inspi­red by the rese­arch cen­ter’s inno­va­tive approach and sup­port. Your rese­arch will be fos­te­red by the cfaed phi­lo­so­phy to pro­mote young rese­ar­chers, which inclu­des: access to state of the art rese­arch of lea­ding aca­de­mic insti­tu­tes; pro­mo­tion of gen­der equa­lity and family-fri­endly work envi­ron­ment.
Infor­mal enqui­ries can be sub­mit­ted to Dr. Ren­hao Dong, Tel +49 (351) 463 40364; Email: renhao.dong@tu-dresden.de.
App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.

About cfaed
cfaed is a cen­tral aca­de­mic unit of TU Dres­den and brings tog­e­ther 300 rese­ar­chers from the uni­ver­sity and 10 other rese­arch insti­tu­tes in the areas of Elec­tri­cal and Com­pu­ter Engi­nee­ring, Com­pu­ter Sci­ence, Mate­ri­als Sci­ence, Phy­sics, Che­mi­stry, Bio­logy, and Mathe­ma­tics. cfaed addres­ses the advan­ce­ment of elec­tro­nic infor­ma­tion pro­ces­sing sys­tems through explo­ring new tech­no­lo­gies which over­come the limits of today’s pre­do­mi­nant CMOS tech­no­logy. www.cfaed.tu-dresden.de

TU Dres­den
The TU Dres­den is among the top uni­ver­si­ties in Ger­many and Europe and one of the ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an ‘elite uni­ver­sity’ in June 2012. As a modern full-sta­tus uni­ver­sity with 18 facul­ties it offers a wide aca­de­mic range making it one of a very few in Ger­many.

How to ap­ply:

Your app­li­ca­tion (in Eng­lish only) should include: moti­va­tion let­ter, CV, copy of degree cer­ti­fi­cate and proof of Eng­lish lan­guage skills.
Com­plete app­li­ca­ti­ons should be sub­mit­ted pre­fer­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment quo­ting the refe­rence 1911_FC2DMOF in the sub­ject hea­der to renhao.dong@tu-dresden.de or by post to: TU Dres­den, cfaed, Dr. Ren­hao Dong, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den. The clo­sing date for app­li­ca­ti­ons is 13.12.2019 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies). Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

Refe­rence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­ces­sed, as well as fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: https://tu-dresden.de/karriere/datenschutzhinweis