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Postdoctoral researcher

Postdoctoral researcher

::: Topic
Topological Engineering of Ultrastrong Glasses:
Influence of glass structure on local mechanical properties


::: About us: Research at the Institute of Metallurgy and Metal Physics at RWTH Aachen University focuses on fundamental and applied materials physics. Materials are characterized, modelled and optimized in interdisciplinary collaborations at national and international level and using state-of-the-art equipment for experiments and simulations.
::: We are looking for: An enthusiastic candidate with a background in materials physics, ideally with some experience in silicate glasses and/or nanomechanical testing, and
  • a first degree (MSc, Meng or equivalent) and doctorate in Materials Science, Engineering or Physics
  • an interest in challenging and diverse research topics and experimental techniques
  • a good command of English and ideally also German
  • good communication skills and the ability to work in a team
::: Your responsibilities: In this project, the mechanical properties of glasses will be investigated on a local scale to form the basis for future developments of new, impact-resistant glasses, as used for example in displays. The glass topology will be manipulated and studied using a multiple length-scale approach. Within the framework of the DFG Priority Programme on "Topological Engineering of Ultrastrong Glasses" the project will be conducted in close collaboration with the universities of Darmstadt and Jena. The main focus of the work to be carried out in Aachen will be on the mechanical characterization using in- and ex-situ methods on the micrometer scale.
::: We offer: The position is offered on a temporary contract for a fixed term of 15 months (full-time) and is to be filled as soon as possible. The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L).
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
::: Your contact person: For further details, please contact:
Home:Dr.-Ing. Talal Al Samman
Tel:+49 (0) 241 80 26 87 1

Please send your application to:
Home:Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sandra Korte-Kerzel
Tel:+49 (0) 241 80 26 86 0

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