Research in the Field of Expertise Advanced Materials Science – one of the five research areas at Graz University of Technology – aims to understand the smallest components in their structure and function, to develop new materials and to assemble them in special processes. It’s all about designing new and improving existing materials and tailoring them to be more flexible, more responsive, cheaper or more robust. The researchers in this Field of Expertise work primarily with structural and functional materials for the areas of energy technology, electronics, lightweight construction and medical technology in basic and application-oriented research.
For this position, we are seeking a highly qualified and scientifically excellent person who has committed his research on modelling, synthesis, processing, characterization or applications of functional materials with a special focus on the investigation of chemical and physical properties of materials. The position is promoted by the interfaculty Field of Expertise (FoE) “Advanced Materials Science” (AMS) and thus a multidisciplinary research strategy is highly favored.
The scientific focus of the candidate should strengthen and complement one of the strategic themes of the Field of Expertise focusing on energy materials, sensor materials, thin films, soft matter, semiconductors, computational microscopy, porous materials, or functional (biobased/biodegradable) polymeric materials.
In addition, we expect willingness to interdisciplinary cooperation inside and outside of TU Graz (e.g. NAWI Graz), cooperation across faculty borders within the TU Graz Field of Expertise „Advanced Materials Science”.
Based on the research and teaching focus, the candidate will be assigned to a matching institute and faculty that participate in this Field of Expertise specifically in Physics or Chemistry.
To ensure effective international representation of the research group and its work, excellent spoken and written competence in English is required. Specifically, willingness to teach courses in English is expected. Fluency in German or the willingness to acquire it is also required. The successful candidate is also expected to transfer her/his residence to the area of Graz.