Post. doc. and/or ph. d. position(s) open


Post. doc. and/or ph. d. position(s) open at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Chemical Physics of Solids (CPfS) in Dresden, Germany.

We are currently looking for one or two persons to join us in our research in strongly correlated thermoelectric materials. Strongly correlated electron systems have promising thermoelectric properties below room temperature and may become the next generation solid state cooling materials. Our group will consist of 4-5 researchers/technicians working with synthesis and characterization. The work involves both synthesis, chemical (e.g. X-ray, metallography, EDX) and physical characterization (e.g. temperature dependent transport properties, magnetic properties) and we therefore either want to hire a physicist with interest in synthesis and chemical characterization or an inorganic chemist with interest in physical characterization.
As MPI CPfS is a multinational workplace the working language is English (we do however encourage our employees to learn German). We have the state-of-the-art equipment for world class research within both solid state physics and chemistry. Dresden is one of leading cities in the world for materials research and application and hosts several research institutes (e.g. IFW, Frauenhofer institutes), technical university (TU-Dresden) and companies (e.g. AMD, Infinion). Combined with low living costs of Dresden, we believe that working at MPI CPfS and living in Dresden is very attractive.
For further information contact Anders Bentien ( Besides CV, publication list, diplomas, references and courses (for persons applying for ph.d. position(s) only) we would like the application to include information about the techniques and skills of the applicant. Please send the application per either email to or by mail to Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Anders Bentien, Nöthnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden, Germany.