The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI-CPfS) and the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg are offering a Postdoctoral Position in Physics (m/f/d) Molecular beam epitaxy of topological Heusler compounds.

About the position:
  • Development of high-quality molecular beam epitaxy of complex half-Heusler material systems
  • Detailed characterization of the material systems
  • Organization of the permanent scientific exchange within the Dresden-Würzburg collaboration
  • Presentation and publication of scientific results
  • The position is affiliated with the Max Planck Institute in Dresden.
  • The actual work is located in both Dresden and Würzburg
  • Electrical transport experiments including device fabrication are conducted in collaboration with the University of Würzburg in the Würzburg labs.


  • Applications are open to an ambitious postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in molecular beam epitaxy
  • Applicant must hold PhD in Physics or related field plus several years relevant work experience
  • Profound knowledge and hands-on experience with the following technical procedures are required: Molecular Beam Epitaxy, especially growth on salt substrates; handling and maintenance of ultra-high vacuum (UHV) components
  • Applicant must demonstrate experience with electron beam evaporator sources.
  • Performing and interpreting relevant characterization techniques such as HRXRD, RHEED, AFM, SEM, phase contrast microscopy
  • Applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


Applications to be sent via email to including:

  • Cover letter indicating the motivation to apply for this position
  • CV including list of publications in refereed journals,
  • Short (<1 page) description of previous research accomplishments,
  • 3 recommendation letters and names of referees.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Würzburg,

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI-CPfS)

Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31.08.2020

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