Postdoc position open at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany


The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, is currently looking for a postdoc to join us in our research in strongly correlated thermoelectric materials. Strongly correlated electron systems are rare-earth and/or transition metal containing materials. Some of these materials have promising thermoelectric properties below room temperature and strongly correlated thermoelectric materials 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. We already have some detailed ideas for postdoc projects, however, we are off course open toward new ideas and suggestions. The exact project is something which is open for discussion.

As MPI CPfS is a multinational workplace the working language is English. We have the state-of-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, Fraunhofer institutes, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf), 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 and details please contact Dr. Anders Bentien ( Besides CV, publication list, diplomas and references we would like the application to include information about the techniques and skills of the applicant. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially invited to apply. Preference will also be given disabled applicants with the same qualifications.