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The Chair of Microsystems Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is looking for a

research assistant / PhD Student (m,f,x) in disruptive 2D technology for future electronics for 3 years, 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

The Chair for Microsystems Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, explores, inter alia a disruptive 2D technology for future electronics pointing beyond the integration of individual 2D layers into existing Si technologies. We utilize the diverse possibilities of our unique five-chamber cluster tool for 2D electronics (https://magazines.angel.digital/magazines/Silicon_Semiconductor_Issue_3_2024.pdf#page=30 ) as well as a close exchange within an interdisciplinary team of excellent scientists and highly skilled clean room specialists. The technological implementation is performed in a 700 m2 cleanroom facility for 200 mm wafers equipped with state-of-the-art thin film technology to bridge the gap between laboratory scale and industrial mass production.
Our research projects include the search for new device concepts based on 2D materials, the preparation based on the innovative 2D technology and the subsequent characterisation of films and components. The cleanroom is part of the ForLab consortium (https://www.forlab.tech/) as a Germany-wide research network.
For more details, please visit https://etit.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/mst/.
This employment provides the opportunity to derive a doctoral degree.

extent: full-time,
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline: 22.07.2024

Your tasks:

  • development of innovative 2D technology processes with comprehensive accompanying characterization,
  • concept approval and design of 2D material-based microelectronics,
  • realization of functional devices based on state-of-the-art wafer-level ALD and ALE process sequences,
  • measurement and characterization of demonstrators,
  • responsibility for state-of-the-art thin film equipment,
  • cooperation with internal as well as external project partners,
  • preparation and presentation of reports, presentations and journal articles.

Your profile:

  • excellent Master / Diploma degree in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, materials science or corresponding fields,
  • enthusiasm for future-oriented technologies,
  • interest in systems engineering and joined-up thinking
  • experience in thin-film growth, microelectronic technology and characterization is welcome
  • highly motivated with team spirit
  • advanced communication skills in English (German appreciated)

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Qualified induction training
  • Support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews. https://www.wpr.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

At the request of the applicant (m/f/x), the position can also be taken up on a part-time basis.

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).
https://www.daf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/sbgk/index.html.en

You can find information about TV-L at: https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Frau Dr. Claudia Bock, Phone: +49234 32 23072

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3509 until 22.07.2024, send by e-mail to the following address: sekretariat-mst@rub.de

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