Job Offer: Two Research Associates at TU Dresden

We are looking for

two Research Associates (PhD or PostDoc)

in the field of computational materials science to be filled at the earliest possible date. They are planned for a period of 3 years (an extension is possible upon availability of funding) and offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD thesis). The positions are embedded in a cooperative research project (EIC Pathfinder Open) funded by the European Union which aims at the smart electronic recognition and transmission of body odors, paving the path for a new era of digitizing olfaction. The multi-disciplinary smellodi group will prepare the grounds for the necessary innovations in order to make digital olfaction available as a technology addressing societal and economic challenges of the future.

What we offer

  • an excellent, multidisciplinary and international team
  • establishing future technologies
  • flat hierarchies for your ideas and flexible and cross-disciplinary teams

Life and science are compatible at our institute. We offer a agile working hours and workflows and a range of recognised family-friendly measures, such as part-time work, mobile working that take family needs into account.

Tasks / Profile

The successful candidates will use modern approaches of computational materials science in combination with efficient methods for data analysis/machine learning to compute and predict properties of odor molecules and their interaction with sensor receptors.

Your profile
  • excellent university degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a closely related area
  • excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • personal initiative, independent work, as well as the ability to work in a team
  • experience in computational material science (DFT, advanced MD) is desirable

We target at top-notch dedicated and proactive young scientists who plan to make their mark in science. Applications from women are particularly welcome.

About us

The positions will be embedded within the Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology and strongly interacting with its more than 30 members. The scientific activities of the Chair are concerned with the development of innovative strategies for novel materials on the nanoscale within materials modelling, device simulations and its experimental investigation. For more information about our activities, please visit We are proudly part of TU Dresden, which is a top universities in Germany and Europe and one of the eleven German universities that were identified as an ‘elite university’ in June 2012. As a modern full-status university with 18 faculties it offers a wide academic range making it one of a very few in Germany. TU Dresden is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Application procedure

Your application should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of university degree and recommendation letters. We only accept complete documents as one single PDF document by e-mail to with Subject: „Application Smellodi, your_surname“. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed. Applications that contain other file formats (e.g. Word, Excel) will not be considered in the selection process. Informal inquiries can also be submitted to the same address. The data submitted by you in the course of the application procedure will be processed by the Technische University Dresden (TUD). TUD shall use the data for the purposes of the application procedure. No data shall be passed on to third parties.

More details see: Job Offer- TU Dresden

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