StellenAngebotE des Max-Born-Instiuts
Bereich C

PhD student
Bewerbungsschluss:30.09.2017 Kennziffer: C-17-01-1
Vergütung: The payment is according to the German TVöD. (treaty for public German service)
Befristung auf: 3 years
Stellenprofil: We offer at the earliest possible date a Ph.D. position in ultrafast spectroscopy of elementary charge transfer processes in solution. These include electron transfer, proton transfer and proton-coupled-electron transfer of prototypical molecular donor-acceptor complexes, which function as model systems for processes as diverse as electronic charge flow, aqueous proton transport or energy conversion. We have previously investigated to much effect the microscopic details of elementary steps in these charge transfer dynamics with transient IR spectroscopy (see http://www.mbi-berlin.de/de/research/projects/3.1/topics/Topic3/index-topic3.html). A recent activity involves the development of condensed phase transient soft-x-ray spectroscopy using novel liquid jet technologies ( http://www.mbi-berlin.de/de/research/projects/3.1/topics/Topic2/index-topic2.html ). The main objective of the Ph.D. study will be the elucidation of the structural dynamics of reactive donor-acceptor complexes using these state-of-the-art techniques.

The candidate will work on the development and application of novel transient infrared and soft-x-ray spectroscopic techniques with high time resolution. The research will take place at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI, see http://www.mbi-berlin.de/index.html ). Well-established collaborations with research teams at BESSY II of the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Yale University New Haven CT, Ben Gurion University, Beersheva Israel, and Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg will support the research efforts.
Anforderungen: The candidate is expected to have acquired a Master of Science or diploma degree in physics or chemistry with above average marks. He/she has experience in at least one of the following fields: optical spectroscopy, ultrafast optics and spectroscopy.
Bewerbung an: The position is available at the earliest possible date and temporary limited to 3 years. Payment is according to the TVöD (treaty for public German service). (75%)

In order to reach an enhanced share of women in successful scientific careers, applications of qualified female candidates are particularly welcome. Severely disabled persons and persons treated as such with equal qualification and aptitude are given preferential consideration. Indicate a possible disability already in the application. The MBI is certified as a family-oriented company by the Audit "family audit".

Complete applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, description of previous professional activities are to be sent by 19.08.2017 to Dr. Erik T. J. Nibbering (nibberin@mbi-berlin.de), or Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Max-Born-Straße 2A, 12489 Berlin, Germany.
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