volume: full time
restriction: three years
salary: TV-L EG 13
beginning: April 1st 2020  or later

At the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the TU Ilmenau, the Group of Materials for Electrical Engineering and Electronics seeks to fill a position within the project "Memristive Materials for Neuromorphic Electronics - MemWerk" ( , funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung over 5 years) as

research associate (PhD position) (f/m/d)

Suitable candidates are expected to have the desire to gain further scientific qualifications (doctorate).

Your tasks

  • Working in the MemWerk project ( on memristive materials
  • Preparation of memristive materials and their investigation
  • Preparation of thin films, multilayers and nanostructures
  • Material characterization using various methods (e.g. SEM, FIB, XRD, TEM, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties, etc.)
  • Investigation of material properties, digitizing materials
  • Correlation of microstructure with material properties
  • Evaluation and presentation of results and their scientific exploitation, e.g. in publications, reports, talks, international conferences.
  • Constructive cooperation with the whole MemWerk team and intensive collaboration with its members

Your profile

  • you have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies (master's, diploma or equivalent) in materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, or similar fields
  • Extensive knowledge of materials science and engineering or in the field of fabrication and application of materials, or material characterization, or materials simulations
  • Preferably already knowledge in memristive materials
  • Motivation and ability for scientific working
  • Independent and responsible way of working
  • Ability to communicate and to work in a team
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English (knowledge of German is an advantage but not necessary)
You can expect an exciting and interdisciplinary scientific environment with excellent technological equipment and an international and collegial team with inspiring working atmosphere ( and
The university stands in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, business and media for teaching and research at the highest level. She attaches particular importance to innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity. She identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family.

Technische Universität Ilmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“ distinction and emphasizes gender equality.

Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professional suitability will be preferentially selected.

Technische Universität Ilmenau offers flexible working time models.


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