|volume:||Full time/ part time
|restriction:||untill 3 years
|salary:||EG 13 TV-L
|beginning:||as soon as possible
In the Institut for Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau, Germany) is a vacancy for a
as soon as possible.
The “Nanotechnology Group” is conducting interdisciplinary research in the fields of localized gas phase electrodeposition, nanoparticle deposition, nanoelectronics, metallurgy, reactive materials and the emerging fields of metamorphic electronics, stretchable electronics, epidermal electronics or conformal electronics. Furthermore, assembly and transfer techniques for microscopic and nanoscopic elements are evaluated to enable heterogeneous integration. Our projects involve combinatorial exploratory research at the intersection between nanotechnology, material science, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.
Our group is currently looking for motivated and engaged researchers in the following trusts:
Trust A: Localized gas phase deposition technologies to enable the directed growth of micro- and nanostructures. To achieve this, nanoparticles are deposited from the gas phase in two and three dimensions following a 3-D nanoprinter approach.
Trust B: Localized gas phase deposition technologies to enable the directed nanoparticle deposition of reactive multilayer systems. To achieve this, reactive nanostructured films containing reactive nanoparticles are deposited following a sputter free “reactive multi-layer nanofoils” avenue.
Trust C: Fabrication technologies to realize stretchable electronics, metamorphic electronics, and epidermal electronic systems. To achieve this, inorganic microscopic semiconductors and metals are used in combination with elastomeric substrates to produce stretchable printed circuit boards incorporating microscopic chips.
Trust D: Fluidic surface tension directed assembly of microscopic chips. To achieve this, liquid solder based receptors capture microscopic chips including LEDs and transistors. Here, the surface chemistry and surface tension play an important role and fluidic handling systems for chip transport and observation are relevant.
Your job tasks include:
For being part of the selection process is needed:
Setting requirements are a scientific university degree (Master, Dr., PhD) in materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or comparable. Experience in the following areas is desirable: semiconductor processing technology, lithography, microsystems fabrication, advanced printed circuit boards, assembly of chips on various substrates, directed self-assembly, material transfer, and 3D modelling/simulation. The applicant is expected to exhibit a high degree of experimental skill, experience in design of prototypes and mechanical constructions. Applicants should point out those qualifications in their application.
Following competences are desirable:
As an applicant it is important to show that you are (i) qualified to work in one of the 4 trust areas and that you have (ii) own ideas or are (iii) capable to develop own research questions/ideas to advance the current knowledge in one of the mentioned research topics.
To do this your application letter needs to select one Trust (A, B, C, or D). Without selection it will not be reviewed. Moreover, your application letter needs to provide answers to the following questions. The review process is based on points you gains on the trust specific answers.
Letters of application without answers to these 5 questions will not be considered.
Please provide evidence of the qualifications required for the job by certificates and references. Your application must contain at least the following documents:
What we offer in our group:
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 Studentenwerk Thüringen, as well as participation in several attractive sport offers from the university owned sport centrum.