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Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf e.V.

Through cut­ting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MAT­TER, Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dresden-Rossen­dorf (HZDR) solves some of the press­ing soci­etal and indus­trial chal­lenges of our time. Join our 1.400 employ­ees from more than 50 nations at one of our six research sites and help us mov­ing research to the next level!

The Insti­tute for Ion Beam Phys­ics and Mater­i­als Research is ded­ic­ated to the study of mater­i­als and their nano­struc­tures that can be con­sidered for future applic­a­tions in inform­a­tion tech­no­logy and are based on elec­trical, mag­netic or optical func­tion­al­it­ies.

As part of the Insti­tute, the Depart­ment of Ion Beam Centre invites applic­a­tions as PhD Stu­dent (f/m/d) Multi-scale atom­istic sim­u­la­tions of het­ero­struc­tures assembled from nan­o­pat­terned 2D mater­i­als.

The pos­i­tion will be avail­able from 1 Septem­ber 2022. The employ­ment con­tract is lim­ited to three years.

PhD Stu­dent (f/m/d) Multi-scale atom­istic sim­u­la­tions of het­ero­struc­tures assembled from nan­o­pat­terned 2D mater­i­als

Working field:

Pro­ject descrip­tion:

ln the pro­ject “New aven­ues to nan­ofab­ric­a­tion: assembly of ver­tical het­ero­struc­tures from nan­o­pat­terned 2D mater­i­als” to be car­ried out in col­lab­or­a­tion with the exper­i­mental group of Prof. J. Meyer, Uni­versity of Tübin­gen, we will explore fun­da­ment­ally new ways to arrange mat­ter into arbit­rary 3D shapes by stack­ing 2D mater­i­als pat­terned with focused elec­tron or ion beam. Atom­istic sim­u­la­tions are expec­ted to help choos­ing the optimum para­met­ers for nano­struc­tur­ing and provide insights into the prop­er­ties of the het­ero­struc­tures.

Your tasks:

  • Carry out multi-scale atom­istic sim­u­la­tions using dens­ity-func­tional the­ory and ana­lyt­ical poten­tial molecu­lar dynam­ics aimed at under­stand­ing the effects of elec­tron and ion irra­di­ation on 2D mater­i­als
  • Carry out elec­tronic struc­ture cal­cu­la­tions for 2D mater­i­als pat­terned by the elec­tron beam and their het­ero­struc­tures
  • Develop the ded­ic­ate soft­ware for mod­el­ling of defect pro­duc­tion in two dimen­sional mater­i­als under irra­di­ation
  • Closely col­lab­or­ate with the exper­i­mental groups involved in the pro­ject


  • Mas­ter´s degree in Solid-State Phys­ics, Com­pu­ta­tional Phys­ics or Mater­i­als Sci­ence
  • Good know­ledge of The­or­et­ical Solid State Phys­ics and Advanced Quantum Mech­an­ics
  • Excel­lent script­ing and pro­gram­ming skills
  • Exper­i­ence with atom­istic sim­u­la­tions (molecu­lar dynam­ics, dens­ity-func­tional the­ory cal­cu­la­tions) is highly desir­able but not man­dat­ory
  • Excel­lent writ­ten and oral com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish
  • Read­i­ness to work in an inter­na­tional team

What we offer:

  • A vibrant research com­munity in an open, diverse and inter­na­tional work envir­on­ment
  • Sci­entific excel­lence and extens­ive pro­fes­sional net­work­ing oppor­tun­it­ies
  • A struc­tured PhD pro­gram with a com­pre­hens­ive range of con­tinu­ing edu­ca­tion and net­work­ing oppor­tun­it­ies - more inform­a­tion about the PhD pro­gram at the HZDR can be found here
  • The employ­ment con­tract is lim­ited to three years
  • Salary and social bene­fits in accord­ance with the col­lect­ive agree­ment for the pub­lic sec­tor (TVöD-Bund) includ­ing 30 days of paid hol­i­day leave, com­pany pen­sion scheme (VBL)
  • We sup­port a good work-life bal­ance with the pos­sib­il­ity of part-time employ­ment and flex­ible work­ing hours
  • Numer­ous com­pany health man­age­ment offer­ings
  • An employer sub­sidy for the VVO job ticket

How to apply:

Kindly sub­mit your com­pleted applic­a­tion (includ­ing cover let­ter, CV, dip­lo­mas/tran­scripts, option­ally con­tact inform­a­tion of two researcher who could give a recom­mend­a­tion through, etc.) only via our Online-applic­a­tion-sys­tem: