Research Positions available

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik is a leading international research institute that studies diode lasers, LEDs and microwave devices.

The Institute is looking for two Research Staff Members/PhD Students on a 75% part-time basis.

The first post (Reference number 06/21) will work on a proposed PhD project focussing on the fabrication and ion beam based nanostructuring of two-dimensional (2D) van-der-Waals heterostructures for the low-loss transport of highly confined polaritonic modes. More details and to apply…

The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and provides the chance to join the team of the DFG priority programme SPP2244 on the physics of van-der-Waals heterostructures ( 

The second post (Reference number 05/21) will work on a proposed PhD project focussing on the selective creation and modification of defects in two-dimensional (2D) materials, especially in graphene on silicon carbide. More details and to apply…

The PhD project is funded by the Leibniz Association within the framework Collaborative Excellence relying on close collaboration with our partners of the Paul Drude Institute (epitaxy, device fabrication) and of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (modelling). 


Applicants are expected to hold a very good (top 20%) degree (Master or Diploma) in Physics with in-depth knowledge in electrodynamics and solid-state physics.

We are looking for a highly motivated student with strong problem-solving skills, the ability to work independently and good organizational skills.  Knowledge in scanning electron microscopy or in focused ion beam patterning is a plus. Good command of the English language is mandatory.

The position can be filled immediately and is initially limited to 3 years. Remuneration is based on TVöD (German federal government standard pay scales). Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled people with the same qualification will be given preference.

Interested? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. To apply, please click on the links above.  Closing date 07 04 2021.  

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Dr. Katja Höflich,
Tel.: 030 6392 2938
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