The Leibniz-Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ) is a leading research institution in the area of science & technology as well as service & transfer of crystalline materials. Our goal is to enable solutions for urgent societal challenges (e.g. communication, artificial intelligence, climate protection, health etc.). by modern electronic & photonic technologies. The work covers the full spectrum from basic over applied research up to pre-industrial development and is performed in collaboration with national and international partners from university, academy and industry. The institute is part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin (https://www.fv-berlin.de/) and a member of the Leibniz Association www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de. You can find more details on the institute webpage: www.ikz-berlin.de.
We are offering a
PhD Student position (m/f/d)
for the topic:
“Phase formation and phase transitions in group III sesquioxides by in-situ transmission electron microscopy”
The Leibniz Institut für Kristallzüchtung recently has a strong focused activity on group III sesquioxides. These materials are characterized by a variety of possible phases that each have particular electronic properties. Understanding phase formation and phase transition in this system is not only of fundamental scientific interest but utmost important in controlling electronic properties of these compounds for applications in power electronics and as photodetectors. The goal of the present project is to gain insights into the mechanisms of phase formation and phase transition at the atomic scale by in-situ transmission electron microscopy. IKZ has excellent expertise and facilities in this field, among them an aberration corrected TEM/STEM with fast camera and in-situ holders for heating and biasing. The task of the PhD includes the TEM studies, image simulations and modeling. Collecting and evaluating in-situ data is of particular importance here.
The PhD project is performed in the framework of the Leibniz Science Campus GraFox “Growth and fundamentals of oxides for electronic applications”, which seizes to fuse the excellent individual activities and competences in Berlin on one of the most prospective material systems for future electronic and (renewable) energy applications. Through collaborative research and publications we aim to establish an internationally renowned key region in Berlin. Details can be found on http://grafox.pdi-berlin.de. The project will benefit from IKZs participation in FAIRmat, a consortium that aims at establishing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary data infrastructure in materials science (https://www.fair-di.eu/fairmat/consortium)
- Applicants must hold a master degree either in physics, chemistry, materials science or related fields with relevant experience
- Skills in these fields are welcome: solid state physics, materials science, transmission electron microscopy, image simulation, programming
- You enjoy working in a motivated team
- Good English language skills written and oral
What we offer:
The position is limited to three years. Payment is according to TVöD (75%) (Treaty for German public service). Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to disabled candidates. The IKZ is an equal opportunity employer and actively supports reconciliation of work and family life.
There is equality for applicants of all genders. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.
For information about the project please contact: Dr. Martin Albrecht, Tel.: +49(0)30-6392-3094,
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We look forward to receiving your application!