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The Institute for Solid State Research provides a dynamic and diverse environment for the training of undergraduate and graduate students. We offer a hands-on research training, combined with courses and workshops within high-level scientific research projects. We are looking for highly motivated individuals from the fields of physics, chemistry, material science, and engineering.


 at the Advanced Methods of Electron Microscopy Group

We explore electron-matter interaction at the nanoscale in the electron microscope by developing and applying novel in-situ, holography, tomography, spectroscopy techniques as well as electron optical setups in the TEM. The range of questions includes the solution of phase problems by means of electron holography, the investigation of collective electronic excitations (e.g. plasmons, excitons), the analysis of local electrical, magnetic and mechanical fields in, e.g., semiconductor devices, nanomagnets, superconductors, organic materials, 2D materials and interfaces thereof.

As an applicant, you get trained in the various techniques and get involved in our projects. Advantageous are first experiences in microscopy and experimentation. The ability to work in a team and the willingness to conscientious and careful work are required. In the context of employment as a student assistant compensation is possible. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Dr. Axel Lubk.

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In the framework of our student program we offer student apprenticeships (studentische Hilfskräfte) and hands-on training in our research teams. Please contact Prof. Bernd Büchner or the group leader working in the field of your interest. You will actively work on one of our current research topics and gain valuable experience in experimental solid state physics.

Our ongoing research activities always generate interesting and challenging research topics which can be addressed in the framework of a bachelor, master or diploma work. We offer diploma and master works in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials research and engineering for students from universities as well as from universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen).

In your bachelor, master or diploma work you will be trained by means of targeted research on an up-to-date problem of current solid state research. The involved staff members of the Institute for Solid State Research guarantee an excellent training and support in a specific experimental technique. For further information about possible bachelor, master and diploma topics we invite you to contact Prof. Bernd Büchner or the group leader working in the field of your interest.

The Institute for Solid State Research runs an ambitious PhD program which combines outstanding basic science education with training in state-of-the-art experimental techniques. We offer PhD topics mainly in the field of physics and chemistry, but also of materials sciences and electrical engineering. Usually, open positions evolve from our daily 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 to Prof. Büchner or to a contact person of the respective research topic.

In several projects we offer Post Doc positions for usually 6 months to 3 years in which experienced scientists can join our research activities.  Please contact  Prof. Büchner or the responsible of the research area you are interested in.

Your data, which you send to us via your application documents, will be processed by us for the purpose of making a decision about the position, in accordance with § 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG [neu]). For this purpose, it may also be forwarded internally to the employees responsible (e.g. division heads). There is no processing for other purposes or transmission to third parties.

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