Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.
The Chair of Surface and Interface Technologies at the Otto Schott Institute for Materials Research (OSIM) is seeking to fill the position of a
working on laser-based surface structuring
as part of a research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) commencing May 01, 2024.
A particular focus of the research project is on laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS), which can be generated using ultra-short pulsed lasers and offer the possibility of tailor-made surface functionalization. The industrial application of LIPSS is often still limited by their intrinsic irregularity – a circumstance that is largely misunderstood so far and therefore poorly controlled. This is where the project comes in, to improve the fundamental understanding and control of LIPSS regularity, thus expanding their technical uses and promoting their industrial application. Starting from the physical mechanisms of action for the formation of LIPSS (plasmonic, optical, thermodynamic), the influence of plasmonic defects and the material structure on LIPSS formation will be investigated. For this purpose, specially designed material systems are irradiated using different laser process strategies and parameters. Sample characterization and evaluation are carried out using the extensive equipment available at OSIM.
This is a joint project with the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin. An intensive exchange between the employees involved in the project is desired and is supported by regular project meetings.
The advertised position is offered as a fixed-term position for a maximum of 3 years. This is a part-time position with 75% of the working hours of a full-time employee (40 hours per week), which can be transferred to a full-time position after successful induction and appropriate suitability.
Friedrich Schiller University aims to increase the proportion of women in re-search and teaching and therefore strongly encourage qualified female academics to apply.
Severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.
Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.
Are you eager to work for us? Then apply by 04 March 2024 using our online form.