Research Fellow / PhD Position (chemical engineering, technical chemistry)

 Technische Universität Dresden  Dresde
For the Graphene Flagship Project “Graphene-based disruptive technologies” GrapheneCore1 the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials within the Cluster of Excellence “Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden” offers a position as
Research Fellow / PhD Position
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)
Research area:
Scalable electrochemical production of graphene and related materials 
Prof. Dr. Xinliang Feng
 Research path:
Organic/Polymer Path
50% of the fulltime weekly hours, starting as soon as possible until the end of the project March 31, 2018.
The period of employment is governed by Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).
Position and Requirements
We have started the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials with the long-term vision of shaping the way future electronic systems are to be programmed. Graphene and other 2D nanomaterials have emerged as outstanding candidates for a great number of electronic, energy-related and structural applications. The goal of this research is to improve the synthesis procedures of graphene and related materials by electrochemical exfoliation and to develop scalable protocols and equipment for production on large scales.
The successful candidate will be responsible for: process development and optimization of the electrochemical exfoliation and functionalization methods; design and setup of production equipment; synthesis up-scaling and product characterization.
We aim at attracting the best talent in the respective research field and expect the following: an outstanding university degree (master, diploma or equivalent) in chemical engineering, technical chemistry or similar; previous experience in synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials; experience and deep understanding of development and design of chemical production plants; very good interpersonal and communication skills; in particular, the ability to effectively work in collaborative research efforts; an independent, target- and solution-driven work attitude; inter- and multidisciplinary thinking; strong motivation and interest to join one of the most ambitious interdisciplinary research clusters; fluency in English - written and oral.
What we offer
You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who pursue creatively their individual research agenda inspired by the cluster’s innovative approach and support. Your PhD-research will be fostered by the cfaed philosophy to promote young researchers which includes: access to state of the art research of leading academic institutes; individual supervision by a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC); possibility to earn (seed) grants of up to € 10.000; promotion of gender equality and family-friendly work environment.
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Informal enquiries can be submitted to Prof. Dr. Xinliang Feng, Tel +49 (351) 463 43250; Email:
Application Procedure
Your application (in English only) should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of degree certificate, transcript of grades (i.e. the official list of coursework including your grades) and proof of English language skills.
Complete applications should be submitted preferably by e-mail as a single PDF-document quoting the reference number PhD1607_Graphene_MFM in the subject header to (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data) or alternatively by post to: TU Dresden, cfaed, Frau S. Störmer, 01062 Dresden, Germany. The closing date for applications is 15.08.2016 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies). Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.
About cfaed
cfaed is a cluster of excellence within the German Excellence Initiative. It brings together 200 researchers from TU Dresden and ten other research institutions in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. cfaed addresses the advancement of electronic information processing systems through exploring new technologies which overcome the limits of today’s predominant CMOS technology. For more information, please see
About TU Dresden
The TU Dresden is among the top universities in Germany and Europe and one of the eleven German universities that were identified as an ‘elite university’ in June 2012. As a modern full-status university with 14 departments it offers a wide academic range making it one of a very few in Germany.
How to apply:
e-mail or mail
Send application to or TU Dresden, cfaed, Frau S. Störmer, 01062 Dresden, Germany.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: PhD1607_Graphene_MFM

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