Vacancy No. 322/2024

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

Dislocations in Ceramics

Job description

The Institute for Applied Materials – Mechanics of Materials and Interfaces (IAM-MMI) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) strives for a fundamental understanding, prediction and optimization of mechanisms responsible for the degradation of advanced structural and functional material systems. Our materials research portfolio comprises, among others, materials required for the energy transition, i.e. for energy conversion and storage as well as advanced structural materials. The tasks in this new position will comprise:

  • Development of deformation setup for dislocation engineering in ceramics
  • Characterization of the dislocation structure by electron microscopy methods
  • Evaluation of the dislocation-tuned mechanical and functional properties
  • Scientific papers writing and attending (inter)national conferences
  • Organization of scientific events like seminars, lab visits and summer schools

Co-supervision of PhD/Master-/Bachelor students, access to teaching-relevant activities, and developing your own research project proposals within the scope of dislocations in ceramics are possible.

Personal qualification
  • You should hold a PhD degree in materials science / mechanics / physics
  • Experiences in materials characterization, (nano-/micro)mechanics, ceramic materials synthesis, and electron microscopy are highly desired.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institut for Applied Materials - Mechanics of Materials and Interfaces (IAM-MMI)

Starting date


Contract duration

2 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. -Ing. habil. Xufei Fang, E-Mail:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 322/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Mr Meschar
phone: +49 721 608-25029,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.