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Ilmenau School of Green Electronics (ISGE)

Ilmenau School of Green Electronics (ISGE)

Funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation, the Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany is establishing the “Ilmenau School of Green Electronics (ISGE)” for research on the next generation of IT systems. This topic is addressed in a highly interdisciplinary graduate school which offers positions for:

1 Scientific group leader (PostDoc) (EG 14-TV-L)
12 Full-time doctorate research fellowships (EG 13-TV-L)

Starting from July 1st, 2024, the positions are funded for up to four years and are fully paid according to the TV-L E14/E13 scale of the German public sector.

The “Ilmenau School of Green Electronics” explores the foundation of a sustainable information technology. To this end, the research projects are closely interlinked at the interfaces between bio-inspired microelectronics, intelligent materials, devices and technologies as well as energy-efficient computing. The research scope of the projects includes:

  • reservoir computing based on optical and micro-electromechanical principles
  • neuromorphic computing, bio-inspired circuits, and neural networks
  • low energy data analytics and stream processing, (optical) in-network computing
  • efficient AI-based signal processing
  • greener microtechnologies and materials
  • computing based on organic components

Further details can be found here.

The position of the scientific group leader offers excellent young scientists the opportunity to advance their scientific career in a promising and interdisciplinary scientific environment. Applicants should have a strong scientific track record in at least one of the three core disciplines of ISGE, excellent networking and team leadership skills, and a strong motivation to co-lead the highly interdisciplinary group of PhD students in ISGE.

For the doctorate research fellowships the ISGE offers a creative and vibrant research environment with excellent laboratory facilities within the Centre of Micro- and Nanotechnologies, a comprehensive scientific supervision and study program as well as participation within a widespread international scientific network. Furthermore, it is planned that the coordinated doctorates are completed within about three years. The fourth year shall be mainly used to develop and promote an academic career track.

Applicants for the doctorate research fellowship positions should fulfil the following requirements:

  • excellent Diploma or Master degree in an ISGE related field such as electrical engineering, materials science, computer science and engineering, physics, chemistry, biotechnology, bioengineering, microand nanotechnology, mechanical or optical engineering
  • independent, critical, and responsible way of thinking and working
  • ability to communicate within an interdisciplinary team and team spirit
  • high level of written and spoken English (knowledge of German is advantageous but not a requirement)
  • Commitment and dedication to complete the doctoral program within three years

Find out more

Applicants should upload their complete set of documents as a single pdf-file (max. 20 MB):

  • Cover letter convincingly stating your motivation to join the ISGE at TU Ilmenau (< 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publication/conference participation list, if available
  • Letters of reference, if available
  • short summary of your diploma or master project (< 0.5 pages)
  • Provide a list of a maximum of three ISGE sub-projects you are most enthusiastic about and the motivation for this
  • Scanned academic certificates and transcripts

not later than May 5th 2024 to here for the scientific group leader position and here for PhD positions.

Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment center on May 28th - May 29th 2024 at TU Ilmenau introducing themselves and their enthusiasm for research in the Ilmenau School of Green Engineering in a short presentation.

Preliminary information can be obtained through