Full time


until 30.06.2028


up to EG 14 TV-L



In the “Ilmenau School of Green Electronics (ISGE)” funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation at the Technische Universität Ilmenau (Germany) is a vacancy for a

Scientific group leader (PostDoc) (f/m/d)

from July 1st 2024.

This position will be part of the board of the “Ilmenau School of Green Electronics (ISGE)” funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

The Ilmenau School of Green Electronics explores the foundation of a sustainable information technology. To this end, the research projects are closely interlinked at the interfaces between bio-inspired microelectronics, intelligent materials, devices and technologies as well as energy-efficient computing. The research scope of the projects includes:

  • reservoir computing based on optical and micro-electromechanical principles
  • neuromorphic computing, bio-inspired circuits, and neural networks,
  • low energy data analytics and stream processing, (optical) in-network computing,
  • efficient AI-based signal processing
  • greener microtechnologies and materials
  • computing based on organic components

Further details can be found at

Your tasks

The position includes the following responsibilities:

Promote interdisciplinary research in the ISGE, scientifically advice the PhD students and help strengthening the research focus of Green Electronics at the Technische Universität Ilmenau.

The position of the scientific group leader offers excellent junior scientists the opportunity to advance their scientific career in a promising and interdisciplinary scientific environment.

In the ISGE you help to organize a creative and vibrant research environment with excellent laboratory facilities within the Centre of Micro- and Nanotechnologies (, a comprehensive scientific supervision and study program as well as participation within a widespread international scientific network. Furthermore, it is planned that the coordinated doctorates are completed within about three years. The fourth year shall be mainly used to develop and promote an academic career track.

    Your profile

    For being part of the selection process is needed:

    • excellent Diploma or Master and PhD in an ISGE related field such as electrical engineering, materials science, computer science and engineering, physics, chemistry, biotechnology, bioengineering, micro- and nanotechnology, mechanical or optical engineering
    • strong scientific track record in at least one of the three core disciplines of ISGE

    Following competences are desirable:

    • excellent networking and team leadership skills
    • a strong motivation to co-lead the highly interdisciplinary group of PhD students in ISGE
    • independent, critical, and responsible way of thinking and working
    • ability to communicate within an interdisciplinary team and team spirit
    • high level of written and spoken English (knowledge of German is advantageous but not a requirement)

        Please provide evidence of the qualifications required for the job by certificates and references.

        Please submit the following documents:

        • Cover letter convincingly stating your motivation to join the ISGE at TU Ilmenau (< 1 page)
        • Curriculum vitae
        • Publication/conference participation list, if available
        • Letters of reference, if available
        • short summary of your diploma or master project (< 0.5 pages)
        • provide a list of a maximum of three ISGE sub-projects you are most enthusiastic about and the motivation for this
        • scanned academic certificates and transcripts

        Applicants should upload their complete set of documents as a single pdf-file (max. 20 MB).

        Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment center on May 28th -May 29th 2024 at TU Ilmenau introducing themselves and their enthusiasm for research in the Ilmenau School of Green Engineering in a short presentation and have job interviews.

        In principle, the job is also suitable for part-time employment. The extent to which a part-time request can be granted, in particular with regard to the location and scope of part-time work, will be examined on the basis of the needs of the service.

        What we offer you:

        • attractive remuneration according to collective agreement (as per TV-L) incl. granting of a special annual payment
        • vacation entitlement of 30 days in the calendar year and additional days off on 24 / 31 December
        • flexible working time model
        • VBL - pension scheme in the public sector

        From individual advancement with a wide range of continuing education opportunities to a variety of health and recreational offerings, you can expect an appreciative working environment at a renowned university at TU Ilmenau. In addition to an attractive, family friendly working hour’s model, you will also benefit from advantages such as the use of the dining halls of the Studiendenwerk Thüringen, as well as participation in several attractive sport offers from the university owned sport centrum.

        The university stands in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, business and media for teaching and research at the highest level. It attaches particular importance to innovativ teaching and interdisciplinary. It identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family. 

        Technische Universität llmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“distinction and emphasizes gendered quality.

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

        Technische Universität Ilmenau offers flexible working time models.


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