volume: 100 %
restriction: three years
salary: TV-L EG 13
beginning: 01.04.2020

The Research Training Group (RTG) on Tip- and laser-based 3D-Nanofabrication in extended macroscopic working areas (NanoFab) at the Technische Universität Ilmenau offers the following open positions:

13 full-time research positions for doctoral

students (w/m/d)

The positions start on April 1st 2020. In exceptional cases the candidates can be appointed slightly earlier or later. The research positions have a duration of three years and are paid according to the TV-L E13 scale of the German public sector.

The aim of this proposal is to synergistically combine sophisticated nanofabrication techniques with the outstanding capabilities of Nanopositioning- and Nanomeasuring machines (NPM machines) so that new, multi-scale solutions arise for nanofabrication in large areas. It is to be examined to what extent smallest features can be produced efficiently in large areas by combining the latest AFM tip-based nanofabrication techniques with the NPM technique. Likewise, laser-based subwavelength processing methods in conjunction with the NPM-technology shall open up the possibility to enable truly 3D nanofabrication with highest precision on optical and particulary curved precision surfaces.

The RTG is sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG). Within the RTG, the basic physics of these technologies shall be explored to perform new approaches for high-level advanced nanofabrication technologies in extended ranges.

The RTG provides a creative and inspiring environment, excellent laboratory facilities, for example at the Centre of Micro- and Nanotechnologies or several NPM-machines as a high-qualified experimental platform. The RTG strongly supports students wishing complete their PhD studies within a three years period. Further details can be found at .

Successful candidates for the research positions should have

  • an excellent Diploma or Master degree, preferably in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or physics,
  • an excellent knowledge of the English language,
  • a high motivation for interdisciplinary work in an international scientific team, and the commitment to complete the doctoral program within three years.
Experience in either precision measurement, precision engineering, tip-based nanofabrication, optical and laser technologies or automatic control is desirable, but not required.

The Technische Universität Ilmenau aims to establish gender equality and highly encourages women to apply.

Applicants should upload the complete set of documents as listed on in PDF format. Applications must be submitted exclusively via, reference number 145/2019. Applications received by other means will not be considered.
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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