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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den

As modern employ­ers, TUD and FAU offer attrac­tive working con­di­ti­ons to all employees, with the goal to pro­mote and deve­lop their indi­vi­dual abi­li­ties while empowering ever­yone to reach their full poten­tial. We embody a uni­ver­sity cul­ture that is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by cos­mo­po­li­ta­nism, mutual appre­cia­tion, thri­ving inno­va­tion and active par­ti­ci­pa­tion. We com­mit to diver­sity and wel­come all app­li­cants who would like to com­mit them­sel­ves, their achie­ve­ments and pro­duc­tivity to the suc­cess of the whole insti­tu­tion.

TUD and FAU strive to employ more women in aca­de­mia and rese­arch. We the­re­fore expressly encou­rage women to apply. Both uni­ver­si­ties are cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly employ­ers, and TUD offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from can­di­da­tes with disa­bi­li­ties. If mul­ti­ple can­di­da­tes prove to be equally qua­li­fied, those with disa­bi­li­ties or with equi­va­lent sta­tus pur­suant to the Ger­man Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive prio­rity for employ­ment.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Stu­dent (m/f/x)


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den (TUD) and Fried­rich-Alex­an­der Uni­ver­si­tät Erlan­gen-Nürn­berg (FAU) have suc­cess­fully estab­lished a Rese­arch Trai­ning Group on Pla­nar Car­bon Lat­ti­ces (RTG2861-PCL) fun­ded by Deut­sche For­schungs­ge­mein­schaft. We offer 14 posi­ti­ons as

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / PhD Stu­dent (m/f/x)
(sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­ne­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)

star­ting April 1, 2023 and com­pri­sing 75 % of the full-time wee­kly hours. The posi­ti­ons aim at obtai­ning fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. PhD). The employ­ment con­tract is initi­ally limi­ted for 36 mon­ths, but ends pre­ma­tu­rely at the end of the month, in which the last oral exami­na­tion and the announ­ce­ment of the over­all result of the doc­to­rate takes place. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - WissZeitVG).

About the Uni­ver­si­ties
Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den (TUD), as a Uni­ver­sity of Excel­lence, is one of the lea­ding and most dyna­mic rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons in the coun­try. Foun­ded in 1828, today it is a glo­bally ori­en­ted, regio­nally ancho­red top uni­ver­sity as it focu­ses on the grand chal­len­ges of the 21st cen­tury. lt deve­lops inno­va­tive solu­ti­ons for the world's most pres­sing issues. In rese­arch and aca­de­mic pro­grams, the uni­ver­sity unites the natu­ral and engi­nee­ring sci­en­ces with the huma­nities, social sci­en­ces and medi­cine. This wide range of disci­pli­nes is a spe­cial fea­ture, faci­li­ta­ting inter­di­sci­pli­na­rity and trans­fer of sci­ence to society.
Fried­rich-Alex­an­der Uni­ver­si­tät Erlan­gen-Nürn­berg (FAU) foun­ded in 1743, is one of the lar­gest rese­arch uni­ver­si­ties in Ger­many with more than 38,000 stu­dents. The five facul­ties cover the ent­ire spec­trum of modern aca­de­mic disci­pli­nes – from huma­nities, social sci­en­ces and theo­logy to medi­cine, law, eco­no­mics, sci­en­ces and engi­nee­ring. One of FAU’s defi­ning fea­tures is its com­mit­ment to inter­di­sci­pli­nary tea­ching and rese­arch that often goes bey­ond the bounda­ries of indi­vi­dual sub­jects.
About the RTG
RTG2861-PCL of TUD and FAU aims to achieve ato­mic-pre­cision syn­the­sis and explo­ra­tion of new pla­nar car­bon lat­ti­ces (PCLs) for next-genera­tion quan­tum mate­ri­als, func­tio­nal pre­cision mem­bra­nes, optoelec­tro­nic and elec­tro­che­mi­cal devices, by employ­ing advan­ced expe­ri­men­tal and theo­re­ti­cal methods in an inter­di­sci­pli­nary approach brid­ging syn­the­tic che­mi­stry, con­den­sed-mat­ter phy­sics, and mate­ri­als sci­ence. The dual-site col­la­bo­ra­tion bet­ween TUD and FAU will estab­lish the stan­dard in rese­arch-based edu­ca­tion in the field of PCL by com­bi­ning our exper­tise in syn­the­sis, func­tion explo­ra­tion, and theo­re­ti­cal descrip­tion, and by exploi­t­ing the com­ple­men­ta­rity in labo­ra­tory equip­ment avail­able at our insti­tu­ti­ons. Our rese­arch encom­pas­ses three rese­arch areas by explo­ring: (A) New approa­ches in pre­cision syn­the­sis of PCL, (B) PCLs’ pro­per­ties and func­tions, and (C) Expe­ri­men­tal and theo­re­ti­cal tools for their descrip­tion.

Working field:

For detailed infor­ma­tion about all 14 rese­arch topics, the princi­pal inves­ti­ga­tors and the RTG2861-PCL qua­li­fi­ca­tion pro­gramme, the can­di­da­tes should visit the RTG web­site ( and/or con­tact the coor­di­na­tion office at ( All 14 posi­ti­ons, with their pro­ject num­ber and spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments are listed below:

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-A1
A1 Syn­the­sis, struc­ture and trans­port pro­per­ties of 2D c-MOFs
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Dr. Ren­hao Dong (TUD)
The­sis topic: Syn­the­sis of mul­ti­com­po­nent 2D c-MOFs with ato­mic pre­cision
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Expe­ri­ence with syn­the­sis of con­ju­ga­ted mole­cu­les and 2D MOFs or con­struc­tion of vdW hete­ro­st­ruc­tures and the rela­ted devices for inves­ti­ga­ting inter­face-trans­port pro­per­ties.

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-A2
A2 Bot­tom-up syn­the­sis of topo­lo­gi­cal GNRs
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Xin­liang Feng (TUD)
The­sis topic: Syn­the­tic stra­te­gies and methods for topo­lo­gi­cal GNRs with hete­roatom doping and non-hexa­go­nal rings
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Exper­tise in the bot­tom-up orga­nic/poly­mer syn­the­sis and cha­rac­te­ri­za­tion of large aro­ma­tic com­pounds, gra­phene mole­cu­les or nan­orib­bons

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-A3
A3 Cova­lent pat­ter­ning of gra­phene
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch (FAU)
The­sis topic: Laser indu­ced pat­ter­ning of gra­phene
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Expe­ri­ence in syn­the­tic orga­nic che­mi­stry and basic insights into modern spec­tro­scopic and micro­scopic methods.

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-A4
A4 Pre­cur­sor-deri­ved prin­ting of PCL elec­troad­sorp­tion devices
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Ste­fan Kas­kel (TUD)
The­sis topic: Syn­the­sis of 2D car­bon mate­ri­als from highly reac­tive pre­cur­sors
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Know­ledge in the field of mate­ri­als syn­the­sis and cha­rac­te­ri­za­tion is advan­ta­ge­ous. The can­di­date is expec­ted to have exper­tise or quickly become fami­liar with pow­der X-ray dif­frac­tion, SEM and elec­tro­che­mi­cal cha­rac­te­ri­za­tion tech­ni­ques.

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-A5
A5 For­ma­tion and func­tio­n­a­li­za­tion of PCLs
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Stein­rück (FAU)
The­sis topic: Metal-coor­di­na­ted porous struc­tures on metal sur­faces
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Expe­ri­ence in/with ultra­high vacuum-based sur­face sci­ence, scan­ning tun­ne­ling micro­scopy and or X-ray pho­toelec­tron spec­tro­scopy.

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-B1
B1 Self-assem­bled device struc­tures and uni­que PCL-struc­tures
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Mar­cus Halik (FAU)
The­sis topic: Devices of PCLs grown on SAMs
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Expe­ri­ence in/with semi­con­duc­tor pro­ces­sing (PVD, CVD, litho­gra­phy) and elec­tri­cal cha­rac­te­ri­za­tion of devices 
Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-B2
B2 Struc­tu­ral, elec­tro­nic, and vibro­nic topo­logy in PCLs
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Tho­mas Heine (TUD)
The­sis topic: Topo­lo­gi­cal GNRs and pat­ter­ned gra­phene with large gap
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Expe­ri­ence in theo­re­ti­cal che­mi­stry or theo­re­ti­cal phy­sics (solid state), elec­tro­nic struc­ture cal­cu­la­ti­ons, sci­en­ti­fic com­pu­ting and solid back­ground in mathe­ma­tics

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-B3
B3 On-sur­face syn­the­sis and elec­tro­nic struc­ture of topo­lo­gi­cal PCLs
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier (FAU)
The­sis topic: Topo­lo­gi­cal GNRs: On-sur­face syn­the­sis and elec­tro­nic struc­ture
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Inte­rest in sur­face phy­sics/che­mi­stry and high-reso­lu­tion low-tem­pe­ra­ture scan­ning probe micro­scopy and spec­tro­scopy

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-B4
B4 Phy­sics of pla­nar car­bon tun­nel junc­tions
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Heiko Weber (FAU)
The­sis topic: Multi-obser­v­a­ble inves­ti­ga­tion of elec­tron tun­nel­ling
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Expe­ri­ence in expe­ri­men­tal solid-state phy­sics

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-C1
C1 In situ and solid-state NMR spec­tro­scopy of PCLs
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Eike Brun­ner (TUD)
The­sis topic: In situ NMR spec­tro­scopy of elec­troad­sorp­tion pro­ces­ses
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Strong inte­rest and back­ground in phy­si­cal che­mi­stry, desi­ra­ble would be expe­ri­ence with ana­ly­ti­cal tech­ni­ques, espe­ci­ally spec­tro­scopy.

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-C2
C2 Accu­rate pre­dic­tion of satel­lite fea­tures in core-level spec­tra of PCLs
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Dr. Doro­thea Golze (TUD)
The­sis topic: Deve­lop­ment of the GW+C method for core levels
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: We are loo­king for a moti­va­ted can­di­date, pre­fe­ren­ti­ally with theo­re­ti­cal back­ground and strong inte­rest in elec­tro­nic-struc­ture theory and code deve­lop­ment. Basic pro­gramming skills are expec­ted.

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-C3
C3 Mul­ti­di­men­sio­nal (1D and 2D) spec­tro­scopy of charge car­ri­ers wit­hin PCLs
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Dirk Guldi (FAU)
The­sis topic: Exci­tons, biex­ci­tons, tri­ons and their trap­ping in PCLs
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Expe­ri­ence in time-resol­ved spec­tro­scopy and data ana­ly­sis by means of Glotaran

Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-C4
C4 Opti­cal and vibra­tio­nal signa­tures of struc­tu­ral and elec­tro­nic topo­logy in PCLs
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Janina Maultzsch (FAU)
The­sis topic: Vibra­tio­nal signa­tures of edge topo­logy in novel GNRs
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Expe­ri­ence with opti­cal spec­tro­scopy and low-dimen­sio­nal mate­ri­als, strong back­ground in solid-state phy­sics, inte­rest in nume­ri­cal simu­la­ti­ons. 
Posi­tion for pro­ject #RTG2861-C5
Pro­ject: Elec­tro­che­mi­stry of PCLs pro­bed by ope­rando vibra­tio­nal spec­tro­scopy
Princi­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor (The­sis super­vi­sor): Prof. Dr. Inez Wei­din­ger (TUD)
The­sis topic: Ope­rando spec­troelec­tro­che­mi­stry of prin­ted PCL elec­tro­des
Spe­ci­fic requi­re­ments: Expe­ri­ence in elec­tro­che­mi­stry and/or vibra­tio­nal spec­tro­scopy would be desi­ra­ble.


Gene­ral requi­re­ments
  • very good uni­ver­sity degree (M.Sc. or equi­va­lent) in che­mi­stry, phy­sics, or mate­ri­als sci­en­ces; Spe­cia­li­za­tion in syn­the­tic che­mi­stry, phy­si­cal che­mi­stry, theo­re­ti­cal che­mi­stry/phy­sics, con­den­sed-mat­ter phy­sics or nano­sci­en­ces;
  • excel­lent results on indi­vi­dual per­for­mance cri­te­ria (e.g., manu­script/publi­ca­tion resul­ting from Mas­ter the­sis, awards) and timely com­ple­tion of hig­her edu­ca­tion;
  • strong moti­va­tion to inde­pendently con­duct rese­arch and to work in inter­di­sci­pli­nary col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons;
  • excel­lent writ­ten and ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills in the Eng­lish lan­guage;
  • one-page moti­va­tion let­ter spe­ci­fy­ing your rea­sons for joi­ning our team, which two of the four­teen topics of the RTG2861-PCL you are most inte­rested in and why, and your pre­fer­red super­vi­sor. Please visit for infor­ma­tion about all four­teen rese­arch topics and the­sis super­vi­sors in this RTG;
  • let­ter of recom­men­da­tion from the super­vi­sor of the mas­ter the­sis.

What we offer:

What we offer
  • cut­ting-edge rese­arch and trai­ning in the field of advan­ced nano­ma­te­ri­als with focus on PCLs bey­ond the state of the art;
  • a dedi­ca­ted super­vi­sion con­cept with a dual men­to­ring stra­tegy of TUD and FAU (super­vi­sor and co-super­vi­sor from the part­ner uni­ver­sity);
  • a modern, inter­di­sci­pli­nary, and inter­na­tio­nal working envi­ron­ment in two of Ger­many’s most vibrant cities;
  • dual-site rese­arch and trai­ning faci­li­ta­ted by a vir­tual rese­arch envi­ron­ment (VRE) where digi­tal clas­ses are com­bi­ned with online tools to share infor­ma­tion and rese­arch data;
  • a com­pre­hen­sive qua­li­fi­ca­tion pro­gram incor­po­ra­ting digi­tal/hybrid lec­tures, wee­kly semi­nars (hybrid and on-site), lab rota­ti­ons and hands-on trai­ning;
  • annual sum­mer/win­ter schools and com­ple­men­tary skills work­shops.

Both Dres­den and Erlan­gen are stu­dent cities offe­ring vibrant cul­tu­ral life and good living con­di­ti­ons.

How to apply:

Please sub­mit your com­pre­hen­sive app­li­ca­tion (in Eng­lish or Ger­man) inclu­ding
  • Cur­ri­cu­lum vitae (CV),
  • One-page moti­va­tion let­ter as descri­bed in the Gene­ral requi­re­ments,
  • Mas­ter/diploma cer­ti­fi­cate and tran­script of gra­des (i.e. the offi­cial list of cour­se­work inclu­ding your gra­des) and
  • Let­ter of recom­men­da­tion from the super­vi­sor of your mas­ter the­sis (and, if avail­able, a link to your Mas­ter’s or diploma the­sis).
pre­fer­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf-docu­ment quo­ting the pro­ject num­ber(s) RTG2861-Xx (see above) in the sub­ject hea­der

to You can also send your app­li­ca­tion by mail to: TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Che­mie und Lebens­mit­tel­che­mie, Pro­fes­sur für Theo­re­ti­sche Che­mie, z. Hd. Frau Dr. Nina Van­kova, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dres­den, Ger­many. The clo­sing date for app­li­ca­ti­ons is Febru­ary 03, 2023 (stam­ped arri­val date of the uni­ver­sity cen­tral mail ser­vice app­lies). The recruit­ment pro­cess will con­ti­nue until the posi­ti­ons are fil­led and app­li­ca­ti­ons after the dead­line may be also con­si­de­red. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

Refe­rence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­ces­sed, as well as fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: