Position: Due to the way conventional CMOS-based architectures operate, they are ultimately limited by the Neumann bottleneck which makes them slow and energy-inefficient at certain tasks (vectorizable, highly parallel information processing). On the other hand, the human brain is an example for an architecture capable of massively parallel processing of information through each synaptic event only consumes about 1–100 fJ. Recent developments have shown that thin film neuromorphic devices can be very competitive in this new field. With this research projects we want to explore novel device and circuit architectures that enable neuromorphic circuit functionality.
Tasks: The successful candidate will
- collaborate with a circuit design group in the project MemTrap that is part of the DFG priority program “Memristive Devices Toward Smart Technical Systems” (SPP 2262);
- fabricate thin film transistor devices and electric circuits that contain transistor devices - these can be oxide-based or organic – and memory devices based on neuromorphic circuit designs;
- characterize the resulting devices and circuits both morphologically and electrically, the latter including techniques such as I-V, C-V, C-f.
You will join a team of enthusiastic scientists who pursue creatively their individual research agenda inspired by the cluster’s innovative approach and support. Your research will be fostered by the cfaed philosophy to promote aspiring researchers, which includes:
- access to state-of-the-art research of leading academic institutes;
- promotion of gender equality and family-friendly work environment.
TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.
Your application (in English only) should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of degree certificate, transcript of grades and proof of English language skills. Please submit your comprehensive application by April 14, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de
by sending it as a single pdf-document to firstname.lastname@example.org
quoting the reference number PD2302_MemTrap in the subject header or to: TU Dresden, cfaed, Professur für Organische Bauelemente, z. Hd. Anne Schulze, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.
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