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Director of PDI - Open Position

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) together with the Paul-Drude-Institute for Solid State Electronics (PDI) invite applications for the following joint appointment to take effect as soon as possible:


W3-S-Professorship in Experimental Physics/Material Sciences and

Director of the Paul-Drude-Institute for Solid State Electronics


The Paul-Drude-Institute for Solid State Electronics is part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V. and is a member of the Leibniz Association, which includes more than 90 research institutes within Germany. The focus of the PDI is interdisciplinary research in materials science and solid-state physics with special emphasis on the growth, physical properties, and applications of nanostructured inorganic semiconductors important for future information and communication technologies.


The director of the PDI shapes the development and implementation of the institute's scientific program. These responsibilities include initiating research strategies, the establishment of policy and priorities, management of about 100 staff members, and collaboration with academic and non-academic institutions as well as industrial partners. The professorship at the HU Berlin is in the area of solid-state physics and includes research, teaching, and thesis supervision within the university's Bachelors, Masters and doctoral programs.


The successful candidate must be an outstanding scientist with a convincing track record in or close to the current research areas of the PDI. Excellent scientific standing, scientific management skills, and a collaborative attitude are required. The candidate must have experience in project management, possess the ability to secure external funding, and show a strong commitment to the mentoring of staff and students. A demonstrated commitment to furthering economically important applications to innovative electronics and optoelectronics is also required. Qualified applicants from industry are encouraged to apply.


For further inquiries please contact Prof. Masselink under +49 30 2930-7650 or fet-office@physik.hu-berlin.de.


The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the 'Berliner Hochschulgesetz'.


HU and PDI are seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with a migration background are specifically encouraged to apply.


Please send your application in English by November 30th, 2018, quoting the reference number PR/032/18 to:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Dekan der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät

Prof. Dr. Kulke (Sitz: Rudower Chaussee 25)

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin



Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.


In addition, please submit your application also electronically via https://www2.mathnat.hu-berlin.de/pdi/.

Please visit our website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.