The Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien is a research institute focused on the characterization, modeling, and simulation of all aspects related to the fabrication and operation of micro- and nano-electronic devices. In addition to conventional silicon transistors, we are actively investigating other materials for their applicability in future electronic devices. Two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors are among the most promising materials which have the potential to revolutionize the micro- and nano-electronic industries. These films have a very high surface-to-volume ratio, making them ideal for sensing applications, including gas and bio-sensors. Therefore, we are seeking a highly motivated individual for an open PhD position to study 2D materials. The researcher will use combined characterization and modeling techniques to investigate the applicability of devices based on 2D films in the field of gas and bio-sensing. Thereby, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop experimentation and modeling methodologies and conduct simulations which enhance the state-of-the-art in this exciting and growing field.
As a teaching institution knowledge transfer and close cooperation with students are of high importance. The applicant will have the opportunity to work with students in a Master’s level course and to supervise Master’s and Bachelor theses. The applicant is expected to be a team player, eager, proactive, and self-reliant. The candidate is further required to enter TU Wien’s doctoral program, present research findings at international conferences (for which funding is available) as well as to publish in international journals. The workplace will be located in the heart of Vienna at the Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien.
A profound understanding of semiconductor physics as well as experience and interest in experimentation and software engineering are required. Experience with C/C++ and Python programming under GNU/Linux and stochastic methods (Monte Carlo) is desired. Furthermore, experience with the finite element method, density functional theory, parallel programing is a plus. The candidate should hold a master's degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or in another related area. Excellent command of written and spoken English (our working language) is a must.
September 1, 2020
This position is subject to the collective agreement of TU Wien for workers and employees, employment group B1. The monthly salary is paid 14 times and the gross annual salary is approximately EUR 41 006. The candidate shall finish his work with a PhD thesis and will be provided all necessary support and time needed.
Please provide a detailed CV, your collective certificates, your Master’s thesis (weblink or PDF), and a single-page motivation letter (discussing relevant previous experience related to the desired skills and experiences) and summarize your motivation for joining us.
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The position will remain open until filled