Open Positions

The Research Training Group on Planar Carbon Lattices (RTG2861-PCL) currently has one opening for Doctoral Researcher / PhD student at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), starting as soon as possible and comprising 75 % of the full-time weekly hours. The employment contract is initially limited for 36 months, but ends prematurely at the end of the month, in which the last oral examination and the announcement of the overall result of the doctorate takes place.

RTG2861-PCL is a collaboration between Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), and is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Our goal is to achieve atomic-precision synthesis and exploration of new planar carbon lattices (PCLs) for next-generation quantum materials, functional precision membranes, optoelectronic and electrochemical devices, by employing advanced experimental and theoretical methods in an interdisciplinary approach bridging synthetic chemistry, condensed-matter physics, and materials science. Our dual-site FAU & TUD collaboration will establish the standard in research-based education in the field of PCL by combining our expertise in synthesis, function exploration, and theoretical description, and by exploiting the complementarity in laboratory equipment available at our institutions.

General requirements for the applicants

We expressly encourage women to apply and we welcome applications from candidates with disabilities.

Recruitment and working conditions: The position will be located in Erlangen. The doctoral researcher will be recruited under an employment contract with FAU and will work on an individual research project. He/she will be enrolled in a doctoral programme at FAU, and will pursue a doctoral degree. The period of employment will be governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG).

The application should include your CV, your one-page motivation letter as described in the General requirements, your Master/diploma certificate and transcript of grades, a letter of recommendation from the supervisor of your master thesis and, if available, a link to your Master’s or diploma thesis. Please submit your complete application to rtg2861-pcl (at) as a single pdf-document quoting the project number RTG2861-C4 (see below) in the subject header. The closing date for applications is Sep 15th, 2023. The recruitment process will continue until the position is filled and applications after the deadline may be also considered.

Details of the open position:

Please note that expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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