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 Electronics Technology Group 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 ceramic-based substrates for the integration of memristive structures
  • Thin film capable preparation of glass-ceramic substrate surfaces
  • Characterization of surface properties and electrical parameters using various methods (e.g. LSM, AFM, impedance analyzer, Van der Pauw measurement etc.)
  • Correlation of process parameters 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 electrical engineering, micro systems technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, materials science and engineering, physics, or similar fields
  • Extensive knowledge in microelectronic assembly and interconnection technology
  • Preferably already experience in the production of multilayer ceramics and in thin-film processing
  • 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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