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Verwaltung
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Verwaltung) offers a
  Sachbearbeiter*in Einkauf (m/w/d)
position(s).

In der Verwaltung des Fritz-Haber-Instituts ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt folgende Stelle

Sachbearbeiter*in Einkauf (m/w/d)

befristet für 24 Monate und mit 39 Wochenstunden zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist für Teilzeit geeignet.

Das Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. gehört zu den international renommiertesten Forschungsinstituten. Unsere Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler betreiben hier auf historischem Gelände Spitzenforschung, die weltweit führend ist. Um die Forschung optimal zu unterstützen, haben wir eine engagierte Verwaltung, für die wir Verstärkung suchen.

Ihre Aufgaben

• Prüfen, Bearbeiten und Auslösen von regelkonformen Beschaffungen inklusive Dokumentation hinsichtlich der vergaberechtlichen Bestimmungen
• Vorbereitung von und Mitwirkung bei Vergabeverfahren im nationalen und internationalen Bereich; spätere eigenständige Übernahme dieser Aufgaben wünschenswert
• Unterstützung bei der Inventur des Anlagevermögens, spätere eigenständige Übernahme dieser Aufgabe geplant
• Anwendung des SAP eProcurement Systems
• Rechnungsprüfung und –buchung mit SAP HuR
• Beratung der Bedarfsträger
• Preis- und Konditionsverhandlungen, Bearbeitung von Vertragsstörungen
• Abwicklung des täglichen Schriftverkehrs
• Bearbeitung von Zoll-, Fracht- und Speditionsangelegenheiten
• Überwachung des Einkaufsobligos.

Ihr Profil

• Abgeschlossene kaufmännische Berufsausbildung
• Mehrjährige, praktische Erfahrung im Bereich Einkauf/Materialwirtschaft, bevorzugt im Bereich des öffentlichen Beschaffungswesens
• Aktuelle Anwenderkenntnisse des öffentlichen Vergaberechts (wie UVgO, VGV, GWB) und des Vertragsrechts
• Einschlägige Erfahrungen mit Rahmen-, Dienstleistungs- und Werkverträgen wünschenswert
• Gute Kenntnisse der Steuer-, Außenwirtschafts- und Zollvorschriften
• Gute MS-Office-, Finanzbuchhaltungs- und SAP R/3-Kenntnisse
• Sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse sowie gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
• Technisches Verständnis und Erfahrung mit E-Rechnung wünschenswert
• Selbständige, termingerechte und serviceorientierte Arbeitsweise
• Eigeninitiative, Sorgfalt und Verantwortungsbewusstsein
• Bereitschaft zur Weiterbildung.

Wir bieten

• ein angenehmes, familienfreundliches Arbeitsklima in einem engagierten Team
• ein internationales Umfeld mit Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus der ganzen Welt
• vielseitige und spannende Aufgaben, Möglichkeiten zur regelmäßigen Fortbildung
• ein tarifliches Entgelt und tarifliche Sozialleistungen inklusive einer betrieblichen Altersvorsorge (TVöD)
• Arbeiten auf dem historischen Wissenschaftscampus in Dahlem
• einen U-Bahn-Anschluss vor der Tür und mehrere Busverbindungen in fußläufiger Entfernung.

Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen schwerbehinderter Menschen sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft strebt nach Geschlechtergerechtigkeit und Vielfalt. Wir begrüßen Bewerbungen jeden Hintergrunds und freuen uns besonders über Bewerbungen von Migrantinnen und Migranten.

Ferner will die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft den Anteil an Frauen in den Bereichen erhöhen, in denen sie unterrepräsentiert sind. Frauen werden deshalb ausdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben.

Die Stelle ist zunächst auf 2 Jahre befristet, wobei eine Übernahme im Anschluss angestrebt wird. Weitere Informationen zum FHI finden Sie hier: www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de

Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen senden Sie bitte bis zum 15.11.2019 online und ausschließlich in einer PDF-Datei (max. 5 MB) unter Angabe der Kennziffer PA-03-2019 im Betreff an:fhi-stellen@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

Bitte beachten Sie die genaue Schreibweise der Kennziffer, da wir ein elektronisches Zuordnungsverfahren nutzen.

Die Erfassung und Weiterverarbeitung von Bewerbungen geschieht im FHI vorwiegend mit Hilfe der elektronischen Datenverarbeitung. Die datenschutzrechtlichen Bestimmungen werden dabei eingehalten. Mit der Bewerbung stimmt die Bewerberin/der Bewerber diesem Verfahren zu.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  

PhD-Student (f/m/d)

position(s).

PhD-Student (f/m/d) "In-situ nanoscale characterization of catalytic materials"

The Helmholtz research group “Nanoscale Operando CO2 Photo-Electrocatalysis” headed by Dr. Christopher Kley at the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Department of Interface Science (Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya) focuses on material synthesis and nanoscale understanding of solid / liquid interfaces for applications in catalysis and energy conversion.

Position
To date, progress toward rational design of catalysts and photomaterials is hampered by deficient knowledge of nanoscale dynamic materials properties and structure-property relationships under reaction conditions. We offer a full-time PhD-student to work on the in-situ characterization of electro- and photoelectrocatalytic materials employing atomic force microscopy (AFM) in the liquid phase. Cutting edge AFM based methods will be applied to decipher the local morphological and electronic material proterties under reaction conditions. These studies will be combined with catalytic reactivity and spectroelectrochemical investigations to elucidate nanoscale structure-property relationships and charge-transport phenomena at solid-liquid interfaces. In a synergistic manner, it is anticipated to translate key findings into novel strategies for designing advanced catalytic materials.

Required
• Master degree in chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, material science, or chemical engineering
• Good written an oral comunication skills in English.

Preferred
• Highly motivated, detail- and goal-oriented with excellent problem solving skills in a multi-dsciplinary team
• Good data collection, analysis, and presentation skills
• Knowledge about organic / inorganic material synthesis, electrochemistry, or nanoscale characterization methods.

What we offer
• Highly stimulating interdisciplinary environment with unique access to state-of-the-art synthesis and characterization tools, cutting edge research facilities and collaborations both at HZB and FHI
• Work place at the Fritz Haber Institute located in the quiet south-west of Germany's capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city offering a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities
• Fixed term contract for 36 months . The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

Your application
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae listing education, research experience, and publications, a statement on their motivation for joining the group and their career objective (max. 1 page), copies of academic transcripts, and names and contacts of two references. We particularly welcome applications from women. Preference will be given to handicapped applicants provided equal suitability.

How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application (via our application management system (https://recruitingapp-5181.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/1023/Description/2?lang=eng)) by 31.10.2019. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by email or by mail in the application process.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  1 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD position
position(s).

The Department of Interface Science (https://isc.fhi-berlin.mpg.de) headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya at the Fritz-Haber-Institute carries out cutting-edge research on advanced functional materials with applications in heterogeneous catalysis, energy conversion and electrochemistry. By combining unique synthesis methods, state-of-the art tools for experimental characterization and advanced approaches to data analysis, atomistic details of thermal catalysis and electrochemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces are revealed. In particular, structure-reactivity correlations on nanostructured materials can be established, paving the way for the rational design of novel catalytic materials.

The Department of Interface Science at the Fritz-Haber-Institut offers

1 Postdoctoral and 1 PhD position

PROJECT

Probing the structure of advanced materials for thermal and electrocatalysis using synchrotron radiation
Synchrotron radiation facilities are powerful X-ray sources that can host numerous experimental techniques, such as X-ray spectroscopies, scattering and imaging. Unique features of synchrotron radiation, including high intensity and broad energy spectrum, make these sources ideally suited for in situ and operando investigations of advanced materials. A central aspect of this project is the application and development of complimentary synchrotron radiation techniques (X-ray absorption spectroscopy, high-energy X-ray diffraction coupled with pair distribution function analysis, small-angle X-ray scattering) that provide information about the transformations of the catalyst structure and composition on different length scales under catalytically relevant conditions.

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

REQUIREMENTS

For PostDoc applicant:
PhD degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related field. Experience with synchrotron-based techniques (X-ray absorption spectroscopy, high-energy X-ray diffraction coupled with pair distribution function analysis or small-angle X-ray scattering) is required. Good language and communication skills in English are needed. Basic programming skills and experience and interest in data analysis and data science would be profitable.

For PhD applicant:
Master degree in physics, chemistry, material science or related field. Previous experience with synchrotron-based techniques (X-ray absorption spectroscopy, high-energy X-ray diffraction coupled with pair distribution function analysis or small-angle X-ray scattering) would be beneficial but not mandatory. Good language and communication skills in English are needed. Basic programming skills and experience and/or interest in data analysis and data science would be profitable.

YOUR APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, list of publications, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references by email as PDF files to the Group Leader Dr. Janis Timoshenko (janis@fhi-berlin.mpg.de). 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.

Send your application as soon as possible by email to janis@fhi-berlin.mpg.de but latest by November 01, 2019

MAX PLANCK SOCIETY

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
  1 PhD-position and 1 Postdoc Position
position(s).

The Lattice Dynamics group headed by Dr. Alex Paarmann within the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute offers

1 PhD-position and 1 Postdoc Position on the topic

Far-infrared super-resolution microscopy by FEL-based sum-frequency generation

Our group: We are interested in optical phonons in polar dielectric crystals and their heterostructures, as well as at their interfaces. We use various linear and nonlinear mid-infrared to THz spectroscopy techniques, employing the free-electron laser (FEL) at our institute as a unique intense and tunable infrared to THz light source. We study various solid state, interface, and nanophotonic problems, with a particular emphasis on developing new experimental methods based on nonlinear optics. Apart from nonlinear spectroscopy, we recently added spatial resolution to these approaches by means of infrared-visible sum-frequency generation microscopy.

Your tasks: The successful candidates will develop a new experimental setup for infrared-visible sum-frequency generation wide-field microscopy employing the infrared FEL at our institute. This encompasses installation of a new high-power visible laser system, its synchronization to the FEL, as well as development of the optical microscope system. The new SFG microscope will allow studying many problems ranging from resonant super-resolution imaging of low-dimensional nanophotonic structures to in-situ imaging of spatial heterogeneity in electrochemical systems.

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 optical microscopy, nanophotonics, nonlinear spectroscopy, pump-probe experiments, or surface science are expected for postdocs and beneficial for PhD-students. Experimental experience is highly desired.

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 alexander.paarmann@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

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

Alex Paarmann, Ph. D.
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Abteilung Physikalische Chemie
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
Germany
e-mail: alexander.paarmann@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (0)30 8514 5121

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

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 PhD position is limited to three years.

REQUIREMENTS

The applicants should hold excellent degrees 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 .

For more information please contact

Dr. Helmut Kuhlenbeck
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
Germany

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.

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

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

Labview Programmer Position for Design, Development and Programming of Labview-based Process Control Systems

In the Department of Inorganic Chemistry we are dealing with fundamental research to understand the basic physical and chemical principles of existing catalytic processes and to discover new ways of transforming energy and producing chemicals and alternative synthetic fuels sustainably and to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide. Our studies include the conversion of water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and light hydrocarbons in gas- and liquid-phase reactions over solid catalysts. For this purpose, we operate a large number of specifically designed laboratory reactors.

Your tasks: The successful candidate will develop programs for the automation of existing laboratory reactor setups. This includes the requirements analysis, the design and development of software modules, the development and programming of real-time applications, the development of an acquisition and evaluation software, and the test of the process control system with the existing hardware.

Your profile: We are looking for a highly motivated programmer with profound knowledge in Labview, in particular concerning real-time data acquisition and Labview FPGA programming, who can work independently and also in a team. The successful candidate attaches much importance to documentation. Required qualification is a Master degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent. In addition, knowledge in integration of process components into a process control system is advantageous.

We offer: The position will be for 2 years with the option on extension. The Department of Inorganic Chemistry provides a stimulating, international working atmosphere, family-friendly flexible working hours and the opportunity for regular further training.

Your application: Please mail your application including list of projects, and list of references to

Dr. Pierre Kube
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
e-mail: kube@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
phone +49 (0)30 8413 4434

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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 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.

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.
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.

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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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