scientist preparing measurements of surface tension


Join us as PhD student

Training of young scientists is one to our core tasks of IFW. About 150 doctorate students are working on their theses at IFW. They are strongly involved in the scientific work and contribute substantially to the institute’s scientific output.

The IIFW runs an ambitious PhD program which combines outstanding basic science education with training in state-of-the-art experimental techniques and theoretical methods. We offer PhD works in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials sciences and electrical engineering. Usually, open positions evolve from our ongoing research activities and are filled on the short term. We therefore invite applicants at any time to submit their CV and a description of their research interests directly to one of the five Institutes Directors of IFW:

PhD students at the IFW are mainly enrolled at the Dresden University of Technology or at the Chemnitz University of Technology. Therefore PhD applicants have to meet the entrance criteria of these universities which include an excellent academic track-record.