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Topic:Simulation of novel nanowire devices with strain incorporation
cfaed Investigators:Prof. Thomas Mikolajick; Dr. Walter M. Weber
cfaed research area:Silicon Nanowire Path
Terms: 100%, start asap, limited for 1 1/2 years
The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research
Contracts Act (

Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG).

Position and Requirements
We are looking for a talented and experienced postdoc scientist to perform
electronic device simulations of novel nanowire based transistors. The emphasis lies in the detailed study of stress effect in transport and determination of the scaling rules of nanowire based transistors. The postdoc project
is embedded in the Silicon Nanowire Path that studies different nanowire
technologies from their physical principles up to their impact in complex
The work of this position will mainly focus on 3D - TCAD device simulations
of nanowire based transistors. In particular the effect of mechanical strain on
the electrical transport properties of nanowires is to be studied in detail.
Special emphasis is to be given in the determination of basic scaling strategies and rules of nanowire transistors. The TCAD simulation work is to deliver important input on the material and geometric design of future reconfigurable nanowire devices. In addition, the postdoc position -a handshake
with SPICE and VERILOG simulators- is to be established in cooperation
with colleagues form the Silicon Nanowire Path.
We aim at attracting the best talent in the respective research fields and
expect the following: an outstanding PhD degree (or equivalent) in electronics, physics or related field of science; experience of at least 3 years in 3D -
TCAD device simulations; extensive knowledge of modern field-effect semiconductor devices such as SOI-FETs, Fin-FET and nanowire FETs; experience in analysis and synthesis of electrical circuits; outstanding academic
performance as measured in published first-authored scientific articles;
ability to work in an international team is essential; inter- and multidisciplinary thinking; high motivation and interest to join one of the most ambitious
interdisciplinary research clusters, an integrative and cooperative personality
with excellent communication and social skills; fluency in English - written and oral.
What we offer
You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who creatively pursue their
individual research agenda inspired by the cluster's innovative approach and
support. Your postdoc research will be fostered by the cfaed philosophy to
promote young researches which includes: access to state of the art
research of leading academic institutes; international postgraduate program; individual supervision by an Advisory Committee; possibility to earn (seed) grants of up to ā‚¬ 10.000; promotion of gender equality and family-friendly work environment.
Informal enquiries can be submitted to Dr. Walter M. Weber, Tel
+49 (351) 212499022, e-mail: walter.weber@namlab.com
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to
people with disabilities.
Application Procedure
Your application (in English only) should include: motivation letter, CV, copy
of degree certificate, transcript of grades (i.e. the official list of coursework
including your grades) and proof of English language skills. Complete applications should be submitted preferably by e-mail as a single PDF-document
quoting the reference number: PhD1403_A1 in the subject header to: re-
cruiting.cfaed@tu-dresden.de (Please note: We are currently not able to
receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) or alternatively by post to:
TU Dresden, cfaed, A. Eichner, 01062 Dresden, Germany. The closing
date for applications is 25.04.2014 (stamped arrival date of the university
central mail service applies).
About cfaed
cfaed is a cluster of excellence within the German Excellence Initiative. It
brings together 200 researchers from TU Dresden and ten other research
institutions in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer
Science, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.
cfaed addresses the advancement of electronic information processing
systems through exploring new technologies which overcome the limits of
today's predominant CMOS technology. www.tu-dresden.de/cfaed
About TU Dresden
The TU Dresden is among the 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 14 departments it offers a wide academic range making it one of a very few in Germany.
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