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Physikalische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Physikalische Chemie) offers a
  1 PhD position and 1 Postdoc Position
position(s).

The Research Group Ultrafast Scanning Probe Microscopy headed by Dr. Melanie Müller within the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Fritz-Haber-Institute offers

1 PhD-position and 1 Postdoc Position on the topic

Probing photoexcited surface dynamics on the nanometer scale with THz-STM

Our group: We focus on the development and application of THz-gated Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy combined with optical photoexcitation for the investigation of photo-induced processes with femtosecond temporal and atomic spatial resolution. Our setup is operational since early 2019 and we are currently looking for motivated members to join our team.

Research background: Our research aims at understanding the role of the atomic-scale local environment on the dynamics of charge carriers in nanostructures and at surfaces upon ultrafast optical excitation. We use ultrashort laser pulses and single-cycle THz sources for excitation of a Scanning Tunnelling Microscope. Employing IR pump-THz probe type experiments we anticipate to take ultrashort snapshots of the photoexcited STM junction and to image the local ultrafast dynamics of charge carriers at surfaces with atomic resolution. Moreover, we will use THz-pulses to control the local injection of charge carriers on femtosecond time scales, and combine numerical simulation methods with experimental results to understand the response of nanotips as THz-antennas.

Your tasks: The successful candidates will conduct VIS/IR pump-THz probe experiments in the STM with an initial focus on understanding the joint interaction of THz- and optical laser pulses with the tip-sample junction. Further on, the candidates will accomplish imaging of the local dynamic response of photoexcited nanostructures and surfaces, explore possible pathways of excitation and ultrafast probing of the tip-sample junction, and contribute to the further technical development of the setup.

Your profile: The applicants should hold excellent degrees (PhD applicant: masters/diploma; Postdoc applicant: PhD degree) in physics, chemistry, material science or related fields. Experience in at least one of the areas of ultrafast laser technology, THz generation, scanning probe microscopy, low-temperature and ultrahigh vacuum technology, pump-probe experiments and 2D materials are expected for postdocs and beneficial for phd-students.

Funding: The Post-Doc position is initially limited to one year with the option for extension. The PhD position is limited to three years (extension possible) with a starting salary corresponding to a 60% TVöD/E13 position.

YOUR APPLICATION: Post-doctoral applicants should send their letter of motivation, CV, research summary and up to 3 recommendation letters. Ph. D. candidates should send their letter of motivation, CV and grades.

Please send your application by email to m.mueller@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

For more information please visit our website at https://pc.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/ufspm/ or contact us:

Dr. Melanie Müller
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Department of Physical Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
Germany
e-mail: m.mueller@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 8514 5134

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

Anorganische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Anorganische Chemie) offers a
  Postdoctoral position
position(s).

The Fritz Haber Institute (Department of Inorganic Chemistry) offers a

postdoctoral position for operando electron microscopy and spectroscopy to study functional materials related to energy conversion under working conditions.

Your tasks: The successful candidate will have the opportunity to independently operate state-of-the-art aberration corrected transmission electron microscopes (TEM) that can be equipped with dedicated in situ TEM holders in order to unravel the structural complexity of materials related to energy conversion under relevant conditions. The portfolio of applied operando techniques can further be extended by X-ray spectroscopy. The outcome of this research will directly contribute to a novel, sound understanding of the structure-activity relationship of such materials.

Your profile: We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with conceptual and social skills, who can work independently and is able to adopt new methods quickly. Required qualifications include a PhD in chemistry, materials science, or physics. A strong proven research background in aberration corrected TEM microscopy as well as the handling of state-of-the-art in situ cells for TEM is mandatory. In addition, the applicant is experienced in setting up analytical tools. Knowledge in heterogeneous catalysis or electrochemistry can be advantageous.

We offer: The postdoctoral position will be for 2 years with the option on extension. The Department of Inorganic Chemistry and its close relation to BESSY II provide a stimulating, international research environment for attainment of advanced academic qualification in modern science and technology. Berlin is a large, cosmopolitan and tolerant city that offers you a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities. The project is situated within the framework of the excellence initiative “e-conversion” of the TU Munich.

Your application: Please mail your application documents including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of research interest/plan, and the names and addresses of two referees by the 30rd of April to

Dr. Thomas Lunkenbein
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
e-mail: lunkenbein@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
phone +49 (0)30 8413 4499

using the code word “operando investigation” in the subject heading.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

Physikalische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Physikalische Chemie) offers a
  1 PhD and 1 Post-Doc
position(s).

The Max Planck Research Group Transient X-ray Spectroscopy & Diffraction headed by Dr. Michael Zürch within the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Fritz-Haber-Institute explores charge and spin dynamics in novel materials such as two-dimensional (2D) materials and heterostructures as well as at interfaces/surfaces. The goal is studying and controlling material properties on the few and sub-femtosecond time scale to tackle challenging problems in quantum electronics and solar energy conversion.

We offer

1 PhD Position and 1 Post-Doc Position.

In our laboratory we perform cutting-edge experiments using state-of-the art laser-driven attosecond sources in the extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray spectral range. We employ transient absorption/reflection spectroscopy in combination with transient X-ray scattering as methods to study fastest processes in real-time. Further, we perform experiments at facilities such as free-electron lasers to study dynamics using nonlinear X-ray spectroscopies, which will allow accessing dynamics at surfaces and interfaces.

The successful candidates will contribute to establishing the new lab and perform first experiments using attosecond spectroscopies on solid state materials with focus on 2D materials and heterojunctions. The candidates further can participate in upcoming beamtimes at FELs and soft X-ray laser facilities.

The Post-Doc position is initially limited to one year with the option for an extension. The PhD position is limited to three years with a starting salary corresponding to a 60% TVöD/E13 position.

REQUIREMENTS

The applicants should hold excellent degrees (master/diploma for the PhD applicant, PhD degree for the Post-Doc applicant) in physics, chemistry or material science. Experience in at least one of the following areas would be profitable: ultrafast laser technology, high harmonic generation, 2D materials, X-ray diffraction, vacuum technology and pump-probe experiments.

YOUR APPLICATION

Post-doctoral applicants should send their letter of motivation, CV, research summary and up to 3 recommendation letters. Ph. D. candidates should send their letter of motivation, CV and grades.

Please send your application by email to zuerch@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

For more information please visit our website at http://pc.fhi.mpg.de/atto/ or contact us:

Dr. Michael Zürch
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
Germany
zuerch@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.
Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  Postdoctoral and a PhD position
position(s).

The Department of Interface Science headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya at the Fritz-Haber-Institute is focused on the understanding of chemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces of nanostructures for applications in the field of catalysis. The aim is to fully explore physico-chemical properties of highly controllable atomic surface structures.

1 PhD Position and 1 PostDoc Position

PROJECT: Thin film catalyst models

The topic of the project is the investigation of catalytic processes occurring on surfaces of thin film catalyst models. Such models mimic relevant aspects of a real world catalysts, but have a reduced complexity. In contrast, real world catalysts are very complex. This often prohibits to understand catalytic processes in detail, while this is more easily possible for catalyst models. Central aspects of the project are the development of thin film preparation recipes and the study of reactions at the surfaces. Several surface-sensitive experimental methods will be applied under vacuum conditions and at elevated pressures.

The PostDoc position is initially limited to two years with the option for an extension. The PhD position is limited to three years.

REQUIREMENTS

The applicants should hold excellent degrees (master/diploma for the PhD applicant, PhD degree for the PostDoc applicant) in physics or chemistry. Experience in vacuum technology and methods for surface investigations would be profitable.

YOUR APPLICATION

Your application should include
• a CV focusing on scientific aspects of your career.
• a motivation letter explaining why you apply for this position (one page at most).
• a list of publications.
• copies of academic certificates.
• names and email addresses of two referees.

Send your application by email to kuhlenbeck@fhi-berlin.mpg.de by March 17, 2019 .

For more information please contact

Dr. Helmut Kuhlenbeck
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
Germany
kuhlenbeck@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  PhD position
position(s).

The Department of Interface Science headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya at the Fritz-Haber-Institute is focused on the understanding of chemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces of nanostructures for applications in the field of catalysis. The aim is to fully explore physico-chemical properties of highly controllable atomic surface structures.

1 PhD Position

Unraveling the growth mechanism of shaped nanoparticles towards a rational design of novel catalysts for CO2 revalorization

There is an open PhD position in a joint proposal on nanoparticle (NP) research in the context of the Max-Planck-EPFL Center for Molecular Nanoscience and Technology.

The successful applicant will investigate the synthesis of novel nanoarchitectured catalysts as well as the evaluation of their reactivity. Both, the electroreduction of CO2 as well as its thermal hydrogenation, will be studied by means of H-type electrochemical cells and packed-bed mass flow reactors, respectively.

In collaboration with EPFL, we propose to derive mechanistic insights from the direct observation of NP nucleation and growth, to translate them into novel synthetic strategies, and to study the reactivity of such rationally designed catalysts. Exchange visits between both research centers are planned to give the student the opportunity to learn and use a broad range of techniques during his/her PhD and to collaborate with other students and scientists at the partner institution.

REQUIREMENTS

Required qualifications include a Master or BS in Chemistry, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering. Previous experience on the topics mentioned above is not required but would be of benefit.

YOUR APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references by email as PDF files to Dr. Rosa Aran (rosaaranais@fhi-berlin.mpg.de) by March 17, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  PhD position
position(s).

2 PhD Positions

The Department of Interface Science headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya at the Fritz-Haber-Institute is focused on the understanding of chemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces of nanostructures for applications in the field of catalysis. The aim is to fully explore physico-chemical properties of highly controllable atomic surface structures.

We are currently looking for two PhD students to support our Scanning Probe Microscopy group activities. The group has a long standing expertise in this research field. Two fully equipped and operational low temperature scanning probe microscopes are available for two independent projects. The following research topics are examples of the investigations that will be undertaken.

“Inelastic Tunneling Spectroscopy of Small Molecules Bound to Metal Supports”

In the efforts to understand essential processes in heterogeneous catalysis, the activation of small, inert molecules like CO2 constitute a long standing challenge. This project aims to address this at the single molecule level.

Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) with a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) is a technique capable of investigating the local structure, chemical fingerprints as well as identifying the intermediate steps involved in chemical reactions at surfaces. Here, we propose to study the detailed reaction mechanism and steps involved in the activation of small molecules interacting with various surface species by STM-IETS. The project is focused on the analysis of different sample systems as well as to conduct methodological development.

“Identification of Subsurface Oxygen Interacting with CO2 on Metal Single Crystals”

The second project makes use of a broader range of surface science methods connected to one of our low temperature scanning probe microscopes. The goal is to combine low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) as well as its versatile spectroscopy modes together with standard Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) and Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD) surface science methods on the same materials system.

Here we plan to specifically focus on the activation process of CO2 in the presence of oxygen species. It triggers the formation of new surface structures, modifying the chemical reactivity and atomic density. The creation, characterization and promotion of subsurface oxygen species as well as intermediates in the context of CO2 activation are planned.

REQUIREMENTS

A master degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, or another appropriate field related to physical chemistry and/or surface science. Expertise with at least two, and preferably more, of the following would be valued:
(1) scanning probe microscopy techniques, (2) skills with ultra‐high vacuum technology, (3) knowledge in 2D materials and surface physics, (4) background in electronics, (5) software development and/or (6) practical skill. We expect a high degree of commitment, independence, initiative, good language and communication skills in English.

YOUR APPLICATION

Send a cover letter with information about your master thesis and possible experiences with SPM, a Curriculum Vitae, and two contact references to Markus Heyde (heyde@fhi-berlin.mpg.de).

Closing date: Applications will be accepted from immediately until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

BERLIN

The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Physikalische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Physikalische Chemie) offers a
  Bachelor or Master Project on Hematite Thin Film Synthesis for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
position(s).

We are currently looking for an advanced student who wants to prepare a bachelor or master thesis in a physicochemical project at the the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society. The scientic goal of the project is the optimization and investigation of a hematite (alpha-Fe2O3) thin film system for photoelectrochemical water oxidation in the context of solar fuels and artificial photosynthesis.
The candidate would prepare Hematite thin films via a wet/thermo chemical route and characterize them using diverse photoelectrochemical techniques, Raman spectroscopy and/or scanning electron microscopy.
Besides procient English speaking an ideal candidate should fulfill at least one of the following requirements:

- Advanced studies of chemistry, physics or materials science
- Coursework and experience in solid state chemistry/physics or surface science
- Practical experience in electrochemistry, thin film deposition, Raman spectroscopy or electron microscopy
- Interest or knowledge on solar energy research

Interested students may send their applications including a short motivation letter and curriculum vitae, a list of courses and an official university transcript in one single pdf-file to both
Julius Plescher: plescher[*at*]fhi-berlin.mpg.de and
Kramer Campen: campen[*at*]fhi-berlin.mpg.de.
Anorganische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Anorganische Chemie) offers a
  Postdoctoral position
position(s).

Kinetic and spectroscopic investigations in selective dehydrogenation

Your tasks: The project deals with direct functionalization of hydrocarbon molecules applying supported metal nanoparticles as catalysts. The successful candidate will study the kinetics of selective dehydrogenation and functionalization reactions over bimetallic catalysts and perform or coordinate the functional characterization of the catalysts applying a combination of techniques including photoelectron spectroscopy at synchrotron sources and electron microscopy. The work is aimed at a deeper understanding of metal-promoter-support interactions in heterogeneous catalysis.

The activities are involved in the collaboration of the Fritz-Haber-Institut with the UniSysCat - BASF - JointLab at the Technical University Berlin.

Your profile: We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with conceptual skills, who can work independently. Required qualifications include a PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering. A strong proven research background in kinetics and heterogeneous catalysis is advantageous.

We offer: The postdoctoral position will be for 2 years with the option on extension and the opportunity for further qualification.

The Department of Inorganic Chemistry provides a stimulating, international research environment for attainment of advanced academic qualification. Berlin is a large, cosmopolitan and tolerant city that offers you a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Your application: Please e-mail your application documents including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of research interest/plan, and the names and addresses of two referees to

Dr. Annette Trunschke
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
e-mail: trunschke@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
phone: +49 30 8413 4457

using the code word “Kin-B” in the subject heading at your earliest convenience, but not later than 25th January 2019.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome.
Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.
We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

Anorganische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Anorganische Chemie) offers a
  Postdoctoral position
position(s).

Operando optical and EPR spectroscopy

Your tasks: The research involves studies of nano-structured solids by Raman spectroscopy applying varying excitation wavelengths in combination with EPR, UV-vis-NIR and fluorescence spectroscopy. The materials of interest are oxides and metal nanoparticles used in heterogeneous catalysis and energy-related applications. The aim of the project is to determine the surface structure of the catalysts at an atomistic level. The spectroscopic measurements will be performed under operation usually in gas-phase reactions at elevated temperatures. The functionality will be proven by gas chromatography or mass spectrometry of the reaction products formed. Isotope exchange experiments will be used to support assignments of spectroscopic features.

The project is involved in the collaboration of the Fritz-Haber-Institut with the UniSysCat - BASF - JointLab at the Technical University Berlin.

Your profile: The eligible candidate is highly motivated, ambitious, works independently and well in a team. Effective communication and writing skills are essential. A sound background in physical chemistry or chemical physics is required. Experiences in in-situ spectroscopy and DFT calculations are advantageous. The candidate should hold a PhD in chemistry or physics.

We offer: The postdoctoral position will be for 2 years with the option on extension and the opportunity for further qualification.

The Department of Inorganic Chemistry provides a stimulating, international research environment for attainment of advanced academic qualification. Berlin is a large, cosmopolitan and tolerant city that offers you a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Your application: Please e-mail your application documents including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of research interest/plan, and the names and addresses of two referees to

Dr. Annette Trunschke
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
e-mail: trunschke@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
phone: +49 30 8413 4457

using the code word “Raman-EPR” in the subject heading at your earliest convenience, but not later than 25th January 2019.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome.
Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.
We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

Anorganische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Anorganische Chemie) offers a
  Postdoctoral position
position(s).

Synthesis of supported metal nanoparticles

Your tasks: The project deals with direct functionalization of hydrocarbon molecules applying supported metal nanoparticles as catalysts. The successful candidate will develop synthetic techniques to prepare supported bimetallic particles with the target to stabilize different nano-structures on the surface of oxide supports characterized by high dispersion and homogeneity. The work is aimed at a deeper understanding of metal-promoter-support interactions in heterogeneous catalysis.

The activities are involved in the collaboration of the Fritz-Haber-Institut with the UniSysCat - BASF - JointLab at the Technical University Berlin.

Your profile: We are looking for a talented inorganic chemist with conceptual skills, who can work independently, and systematically. Required qualification includes a PhD in chemistry or materials science. A strong proven research background in inorganic chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis is advantageous.

We offer: The postdoctoral position will be for 2 years with the option on extension and the opportunity for further qualification.

The Department of Inorganic Chemistry provides a stimulating, international research environment for attainment of advanced academic qualification. Berlin is a large, cosmopolitan and tolerant city that offers you a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Your application: Please e-mail your application documents including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of research interest/plan, and the names and addresses of two referees to

Dr. Annette Trunschke
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
e-mail: trunschke@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
phone: +49 30 8413 4457

using the code word “Syn-B” in the subject heading at your earliest convenience, but not later than 25th January 2019.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome.
Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.
We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

Anorganische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Anorganische Chemie) offers a
  Postdoctoral position
position(s).

Solvothermal synthesis of oxides

Your tasks: Complex mixed oxides are applied as catalysts in the functionalization of hydrocarbons with molecular oxygen. High selectivity in partial oxidation reactions contributes to improved utilization of natural resources, and to the reduction of CO2 emissions. The synthesis of the catalyst has a strong impact on catalyst performance.

In the project new synthesis strategies will be developed with the aim to prepare nano-structured mixed oxides with desired functional properties. Important materials’ requirements are phase purity and homogeneity. Solvothermal synthesis will be applied in batch or continuous mode. Our autoclaves are equipped with a number of probes and ports, which allow monitoring and control of the inorganic reaction in the autoclave. Other techniques of synthetic inorganic chemistry can also be applied.

The activities are involved in the collaboration of the Fritz-Haber-Institut with the UniSysCat - BASF - JointLab at the Technical University Berlin.

Your profile: We are looking for a highly motivated, creative inorganic chemist, who can work independently, and is able to adopt new methods, for example spectroscopic techniques and advanced methods of data analysis, quickly. Required qualifications include a PhD in chemistry or materials science. A strong proven research background in inorganic chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis is advantageous.

We offer: The postdoctoral position will be for 2 years with the option on extension and the opportunity for further qualification.

The Department of Inorganic Chemistry provides a stimulating, international research environment for attainment of advanced academic qualification. Berlin is a large, cosmopolitan and tolerant city that offers you a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Your application: Please e-mail your application documents including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of research interest/plan, and the names and addresses of two referees to

Dr. Annette Trunschke
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
e-mail: trunschke@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
phone: +49 30 8413 4457

using the code word “Syn-Ox” in the subject heading at your earliest convenience, but not later than 25th January 2019.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome.
Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.
We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

Anorganische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Anorganische Chemie) offers a
  Research Position
position(s).

Kinetic investigations in selective oxidation

Your tasks: The project deals with the oxidation of short-chain alkanes over transition metal oxide catalysts. The catalysts will be tested in a broad parameter field in parallel reactors. The task includes design of experiments, testing and kinetic analysis.

The activities are involved in the collaboration of the Fritz-Haber-Institut with the UniSysCat - BASF - JointLab at the Technical University Berlin.

Your profile: We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher or chemical engineer, who can work independently, systematically and well in a team. Effective communication skills are important. Required qualification includes a degree in chemistry or chemical engineering. A strong proven research background in kinetics and heterogeneous catalysis is advantageous.

We offer: The position will be for 2 years with the option on extension and the opportunity for further qualification.

The Department of Inorganic Chemistry provides a stimulating, international research environment for attainment of advanced academic qualification. Berlin is a large, cosmopolitan and tolerant city that offers you a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.

Your application: Please e-mail your application documents including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of research interest/plan, and the names and addresses of two referees to

Dr. Annette Trunschke
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
e-mail: trunschke@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
phone: +49 30 8413 4457

using the code word “Kin-Ox” in the subject heading at your earliest convenience, but not later than 25th January 2019.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome.
Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.
We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

Physikalische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Physikalische Chemie) offers a
  Open Post-Doctoral Researcher Position
position(s).

Open Post-Doctoral Researcher Position on the topic *Understanding Electron Transfer Across the Hematite/Liquid Water Interfaces*

Understanding the surface (photo)chemistry of Hematite in contact with aqueous solution is important both from geochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting perspectives: Hematite is cheap, common in the environment, and its valence band energy and relatively narrow band gap make it a thermodynamically favourable material both for solar driven oxidation of water (i.e. oxygen evolution) and of a variety of organic compounds. To date application of Hematite in water splitting devices and quantitative understanding of its role in biogeochemical cycling is limited by a lack of knowledge of its surface photochemistry: in particular what are the surface states under operando conditions and what role do they play in aqueous phase redox chemistry. This limitation reflects an absence of appropriate tools to interrogate the this interface under illumination. As part of a recently funded ERC Consolidator grant we seek a post-doc to work on the development and application of novel, interface-specific, nonlinear optical techniques to watch electron transfer at this interface with femtosecond time resolution. The ideal candidate for this position would have extensive experience (demonstrable by a publication record commensurate with time from the PhD) in at least one of,

- Femtosecond resolved nonlinear optical spectroscopy,
- Photoelectrochemical water splitting using conventional characterisation techniques: light and voltage modulated impedance spectroscopies, conventional linear optical characterisation, etc.

The position will be initially for one year and can be extended up to four based on mutual agreement.

To apply please send a single pdf containing the following materials to Dr. Kramer Campen (campen@fhi-berlin.mpg.de):

1. A < 1 pg letter of motivation explaining why you’d like this position and its fits into your future career plans.
2. A CV and list of publications.
3. Copies of your two most relevant publications with a statement describing your contribution to each.

Additionally please arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent to campen@fhi-berlin.mpg.de by people familiar with your work (at least one of which should be from your PhD advisor). While the position will be open until filled, please apply before December 6th, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Additional questions should be addressed to:

Dr. R. Kramer Campen
Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG
Berlin 14195
Germany
e-mail: campen@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Physikalische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Physikalische Chemie) offers a
  PhD-position
position(s).

The Fritz Haber Institute (Department of Physical Chemistry) offers a

PhD-position for Charge Transport at the Single-Molecule Level .

Research background: The functional units in organic devices can be synthesized with atomic precision. The resulting miniaturization of the integrated circuit leads to an improved performance and power consumption. Key to the development of organic devices is a profound understanding of the charge transport on a single molecular level. Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) became a powerful tool for the investigation of nanostructures as well as for single molecules, the core of organic devices. Recent experiments confirmed that the environment, the conformation and the coupling of molecular wire have a strong influence on its charge transport properties.

Your tasks: We will develop a new silicon sample architecture for SPM that hosts an integrated circuit. In contrast to molecular break junction and SPM pulling experiments, the adsorption geometry and position of the molecules can be fully characterized by SPM imaging while studying their electrical properties. These novel samples are developed at the NPZ clean room facilities of the TU-Berlin. In a next step we want to extend the integrated circuit to nanoscopic contact patches with scanning tunneling hydrogen resist lithography. This allows us to fabricate electrodes which are as small as two atomic rows and which act as gate, source or drain in single-molecule transport measurements.

This setup is unique because the SPM tip can characterize the molecular junction with sub-molecular resolution. Further, we can position individual molecules with nm precision by SPM manipulation and most importantly, the SPM tip can act as an additional electrode which can be placed with Angstrom precision. This combination of SPM imaging, SPM manipulation and transport measurements allows us not only to tune the junction but also to correlate the measurement signals to the precise chemical composition of the junction.

Your profile: Potential PhD students should have a background in physics or related subject, solid-state physics, low temperature scanning probe microscopy and/or device fabrication.

Your application: To apply please send a letter of motivation, a CV and your two most relevant publications preferred by email to

Dr. Matthias Koch
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Department of Physical Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
e-mail: m.koch@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
phone: +49 30 8413 5138

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares his or her consent.

Physikalische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Physikalische Chemie) offers a
  MS Project on the topic *Building a New Light Source for Surface Specific Vibrational Spectroscopy*
position(s).

The ability to generate femtosecond duration continuum light sources is revolutionising vibrational spectroscopy: we are just entering an era in which the possibility of characterising the entire vibrational spectrum with femtosecond time resolution is possible. However, to this point, the application of such sources to surface-specific nonlinear optical probing techniques has lagged, principally because of the high pulse energies such methods generally require. Much effort has been expended over the last 3 years developing such sources for applications other types of experiments in solid-state and AMO physics. The Interfacial Molecular Spectroscopy Group in the Physical Chemistry Department at the Fritz Haber Institute seeks a motivated MS student to optimise such a source for application to surface-specific vibrational spectroscopy. The ideal student should have a background in Physics, Photonics, Electrical Engineering or Physical Chemistry. Requests for additional information and applications should be sent to Dr. Martin Thaemer (thaemer@fhi-berlin.mpg.de, subject: Continuum-MS) in a single pdf with the following materials:

> 1. Letter of motivation explaining why you find this project interesting.
> 2. Certificates showing your academic record including results on a per course basis.
> 3. CV showing any previous relevant experience: particularly prior research internships.
Physikalische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Physikalische Chemie) offers a
  PhD
position(s).

Development of a narrowband XUV source

The Emmy Noether research group Dynamics of Correlated Materials at the Fritz Haber Institute (http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/pc/docm-new.html) is offering a PhD position in experimental condensed matter physics and laser development. The group investigates the ultrafast dynamical processes in strongly correlated systems, in order to understand the manifold of competing broken-symmetry ground states of those materials such as high-temperature superconductivity, magnetic orders or density wave formation. The Fritz Haber Institute and the department of physical chemistry offer an excellent and interdisciplinary environment for top-of-the-line research. The group operates and further develops a world-leading high repetition rate extreme ultraviolet (XUV) time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (trARPES) setup based on a high-power all fiber-driven OPCPA laser system.

Topic of the doctoral thesis: Development of a narrow-band high-repetition rate high harmonics generation (HHG) XUV light source for time-resolved ARPES experiments in unconventional superconductors. The successful applicant will construct and build a novel narrow-band XUV source for trARPES with high energy resolution, which will be complementary to the existing HHG setup that is optimized for high temporal resolution. This HHG source will be then used to investigate the ultrafast dynamics in strongly correlated materials exhibiting ordering phenomena at small energy scales such as high-temperature superconducting Cuprates and Fe pnictides, antiferromagnetic or heavy-Fermion Kondo systems.

Applicants should hold an excellent Diploma or Master degree in Physics or Material Sciences, and should have a strong background and interest in at least one of the following areas:

- ultrafast laser development and technology
- pulse shaping and compression
- high-harmonic generation
- femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopies
- photoelectron spectroscopy
- physics of strongly correlated materials

The appointment will be for a duration of 36 months and the initial salary will be oriented at the TVöD (E13, 60%) with the potential for performance-related raises (up to 75%). Preference will be given to female and handicapped applicants provided equal suitability. Applications (motivation letter, CV, list of publications, description of previous work, contact details of at least two academic references, etc.) shall be sent to:

Dr. Laurenz Rettig
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Department of Physical Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
D-14195 Berlin
Germany
E-mail: rettig@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Physikalische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Physikalische Chemie) offers a
  Two PhD
position(s).

The Emmy Noether Research Group Dynamics of Correlated Materials at the Fritz-Haber-Institute is offering two PhD positions in experimental condensed matter physics. The group investigates the ultrafast dynamical processes in strongly correlated systems, in order to understand the manifold of competing broken symmetry ground states of those materials such as high-temperature superconductivity, magnetic orders or density wave formation. The Fritz Haber Institute and the Department of Physical Chemistry offer an excellent and interdisciplinary environment for top-of-the-line research.T he group operates a world-leading high-repetition rate extreme ultraviolet (XUV) time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (trARPES) setup and performs time-resolved x-ray diffraction experiments at large scale research facilities.

Topics of the research: Both offered positions concentrate on the femtosecond dynamics of phase transitions in strongly correlated materials, which arise due to the strong interplay of electronic, lattice and spin degrees of freedoms. By employing a combination of complementary time-resolved techniques sensitive to the respective degrees of freedom those couplings will be directly assessed in the time-domain. The first position will concentrate the electronphonon coupling in model systems exhibiting metal-insulator transitions induced by charge density wave order, while the second position will investigate the interplay of electronic correlations and magnetic ordering in various classes of antiferromagnetic model systems, which hold a strong relevance for future spintronic applications. The experiments include femtosecond XUV trARPES measurements, giving access to electron dynamics, and complementary information on spin and lattice ordering will be gained from time-resolved (resonant) x-ray diffraction experiments performed at synchrotron and/or free-electron laser facilities. Additional ultrafast electron diffraction experiments can be performed in collaboration with the Structural & Electron Surface Dynamics group at the FHI. Sample preparation will include in-situ growth as well as sample cleaving in UHV chambers.

Applicants should hold an excellent Diploma or Master degree in Physics or Material Sciences, and should have a strong background and interest in at least one of the following areas:
- femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopies
- photoelectron spectroscopy
- x-ray or electron diffraction
- in-situ growth of epitaxial metal and oxide films in ultrahigh vacuum
- physics of strongly correlated materials

Both appointments will be for a duration of 36 months and initial salary is according to TVöD-L (E13, 60 percent), with the potential for a performance-related raise up to 75 percent). Preference will be given to female or handicapped applicants provided equal suitability. Applications (motivation letter, CV, list of publications, description of previous work, contact details of academic references, etc.) shall be sent to:

Dr. Laurenz Rettig
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Department of Physical Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
D-14195 Berlin Germany
E-Mail: rettig@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
WWW: http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/pc/docm-new.html

Physikalische Chemie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Physikalische Chemie) offers a
  PhD position in “Terahertz spintronics”
position(s).

The project: Terahertz spintronics

Currently, many research efforts aim at extending conventional electronics (which is based on the charge of the electron) by the electron’s spin degree of freedom. Elementary operations of such spin-based electronics (spintronics) are the reorientation and transport of spins in space. They should proceed as fast as possible.

The goal of this project is to measure, understand and finally control spin dynamics in solids at extremely high, that is, terahertz frequencies. In the course of this work, stimuli and probes based on terahertz electromagnetic transients and femtosecond laser pulses will be developed. New applications will emerge, e.g. efficient broadband emitters of terahertz radiation.

You have
• An excellent master’s degree in physics or related subject
• Background in solid-state physics (e.g. magnetism) and/or ultrafast laser spectroscopy

You get
• Exciting research in a dynamic Max Planck group located in the Berlin science area
• Excellent supervision and education, including the International Max Planck Research School

How to apply? Please mail us
• Your scientific CV and university certificates with marks
• A motivation letter (max. 1 page) why you want to join the group. Only applications with this motivation will receive our full attention.

The Terahertz Physics Group
• Makes use of cutting-edge ultrafast terahertz technology to reveal and control new ultrafast processes in condensed matter
• Develops novel schemes for the efficient generation, detection and manipulation of electromagnetic pulses in the highly unexplored terahertz frequency window

Contact:
Tobias Kampfrath
Email: kampfrath@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Terahertz Physics Group Homepage: http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/pc/KAMPFRATH/welcome.html
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Berlin, Germany

Molekülphysik
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Molekülphysik) offers a
  Diploma/Masters and PhD
position(s).

A diploma, masters and Ph.D. position is available in the Molecular Physics department at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (FHI) in Berlin, Germany. The project is focussed on the analysis of protein glycosylation using the promising technique of ion mobility spectrometry.

Glycosylation is one of the most abundant types of post-translational modifications found in proteins. The involved oligosaccharides are termed glycans and usually exhibit a branched and stereochemically complex structure. Currently, glycans are typically characterized using mass spectrometry-based techniques (MS). Measuring the molecular weight of a sugar, however, immediately poses a fundamental problem: entire classes of the constituting monosaccharide building blocks exhibit an identical atomic composition and, consequently, also an identical mass. Therefore, carbohydrate MS data can be highly ambiguous and often it is simply not possible to clearly assign a particular molecular structure. Within this project a novel, interdisciplinary approach to characterize complex sugars by incorporating ion mobility spectrometry as an additional gas-phase separation dimension should be developed and applied. Experimentally, this involves a variety of biochemical and bioanalytical techniques such as the enzymatic cleavage of the sugar form the investigated gycoprotein, the instrumental analysis using a commercially available, hybrid ion mobility mass spectrometer as well as the analysis of complex datasets using in-house developed software tools.

The applicant should have a background in biochemistry, (bio)organic chemistry and/or analytical chemistry. Basic experience with chromatographic separation techniques as well as mass spectrometry-based techniques would be helpful, but is not required.

Please contact:
Prof. Dr. Kevin Pagel (pagel@fhi-berlin.mpg.de)
for further information.

Website
Fritz-Haber-Institut: http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/mp

Molekülphysik
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Molekülphysik) offers a
  Ph.D. and Postdoctoral
position(s).

A Ph.D. and/or postdoctoral position is available in the molecular physics department at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (FHI) in Berlin, Germany. The research involves spectroscopic studies of mass/charge selected (bio-)molecules using the FHI infrared free electron laser. The data is used to gain fundamental insight into the structure, and function of biological molecules and their aggregates. In one experiment, those (bio-)molecular ions are incorporated in ultracold liquid helium droplets, which allows for measuring IR spectra at high resolution (see for example Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 17, 21902 (2015)). In a different experiment, in addition to mass/charge selection, conformer selection is performed using ion mobility methods. This allows for the recording of IR spectra of species that have the same mass/charge ratio, but differ in conformation, protonation site or aggregation state (see for example J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 4236 (2015)).

Requirements:
- degree in physical chemistry, experimental physics or related fields
- experience in laser spectroscopy on gas phase molecules, gas-phase molecular beam methods and/or mass-spectrometry (required for the post-doctoral and desired for the graduate student position)

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation together with the application.

Please contact Gert von Helden, Ph.D., (helden@fhi-berlin.mpg.de) for further information.

Molekülphysik
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Molekülphysik) offers a
  PhD
position(s).

The Research Group "Interactions of molecules with fields" headed by Bretislav Friedrich has a PhD position available in theoretical molecular physics.

Topic: Supersymmetry and entanglement of polar paramagnetic molecules subject to combined electric, magnetic, and optical fields.

Description: Polar paramagnetic molecules are of potential importance for many-body physics simulations, studies of crossings of eigenenergy levels, and quantum information and computing. Based on our previous work, we plan to study the supersymmetry and entanglement of polar paramagnetic molecules in the triple-combination of electric, magnetic and optical fields. The triple field combination not only offers a high efficiency and flexibility in manipulating molecular rotation and translation but is also of fundamental theoretical interest per se, as monodromy and quantum chaos lurk behind the combined-field effects. The research will deal with key aspects of the interactions of polar paramagnetic molecules with and in the combined fields: their supersymmetry and entanglement. While supersymmetry provides an in-depth insight into the nature of a system and may yield analytic solutions for a class of its eigenstates, entanglement sheds light on the nature of the many-body interactions that arise within the quantum system. For more, see http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/mp/friedrich/program1.html.

Funding: The position is funded by a grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications.

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Bretislav Friedrich (bretislav.friedrich@fhi-berlin.mpg.de).

Website:
http://www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/mp/friedrich/
Theorie
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Theorie) offers a
  students and post-docs
position(s).

Every year several people are leaving the theory department and several new people are joining.

Open positions are typically not announced. Anyone interested in theoretical condensed matter physics, materials science, chemical physics, or physical chemistry who likes to join the group should send an application to Matthias Scheffler.

The main fields studied in the Theory Department are described under Research Activities, but it should be noted that this does not provide a complete decription, and new ideas are always welcome.


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