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

The Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Fritz Haber Institute offers a

PhD position for the study of perimeter effects of bimetallic nanocatalyst systems by means of chemical electron microscopy

Within the interdisciplinary cluster of excellence “UniSysCat” (Unifying Systems in Catalysis), the local geometric and electronic structure of coupled catalytic systems will be investigated in order to understand the relation between structure and function.

The successful candidate will perform chemical electron microscopy to conclude on perimeter and structure in bimetallic nanocatalyst systems. The investigations will include quasi in-situ electron microscopy of the chosen system where the corresponding catalytic reaction is performed in a TEM-grid reactor. By combining the outcome of this work with the results of complementary techniques of the participating institutions, an improved understanding of coupled catalytic systems will be generated.

Your profile: We are looking for an excellent, highly motivated scientist to join our team. Required qualifications include a successfully completed university degree (Master, Diploma or equivalent) in chemistry, physics or materials science. A background in heterogeneous catalysis and/or experience with transmission electron microscopy is advantageous..

We offer: The PhD position will be for 3 years with a salary corresponding to 50% of E13 TVöD and the possibility of a recruitment bonus up to 20%. The Department of Inorganic Chemistry and its collaboration partners within the cluster of excellence “UniSysCat” provide a stimulating and international research environment. Berlin is a large, cosmopolitan and tolerant city that offers a wide variety of culture, art, music and outdoor opportunities.

Your application: Please send your application documents including curriculum vitae, publication list, a short description of your previous research and the names and addresses of two referees by the 1st of February 2019 using the reference “UniSysCat” in the subject heading to

Dr. Walid Hetaba
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
Faradayweg 4-6
14195 Berlin
e-mail: hetaba@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
phone: +49 30 8413 4412

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.

Werkstatt
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Werkstatt) offers a
  Leitung der Mechanischen Werkstatt (w/m/d)
position(s).

Das Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin sucht ab April 2019 eine

Leitung der Mechanischen Werkstatt (w/m/d)

unbefristet und in Vollzeit.

Das Institut (www.fhi-berlin.mpg.de) mit seinen ca. 350 Mitarbeiter/innen befasst sich mit der Grundlagenforschung im Bereich der Physik und Chemie der Oberflächen und Grenzflächen sowie der Molekülphysik und nimmt international eine führende Rolle ein. Neben den wissenschaftlichen Abteilungen gibt es technische Abteilungen und Servicegruppen. Das wissenschaftliche Personal ist durch eine internationale Zusammensetzung gekennzeichnet.

In der Servicegruppe Mechanische Werkstatt werden Geräte und Prototypen für die wissenschaftlichen Experimente des Institutes in Einzelteil- bzw. Baugruppenfertigung erstellt und gebrauchsfertig montiert. Die Qualität dieser Bauteile ist für die erfolgreiche Arbeit der wissenschaftlichen Abteilungen von entscheidender Bedeutung. Insofern trägt die Leitung zusammen mit dem Fertigungsteam ein hohes Maß an Verantwortung für die Versorgung des Institutes mit feinmechanischen Geräten und Einzelteilen.

Aufgabengebiet:
• Führung, Motivation und Weiterentwicklung des Werkstattteams
• Beratung von wissenschaftlichen Auftraggeber- und Konstrukteur/innen (aus den Abteilungen)
• Verantwortliche, termingerechte Steuerung und Optimierung von Fertigungs- und Organisationsprozessen innerhalb der Werkstatt, gemeinsam mit ihrem Führungsteam
• Planung der Auslastung und Kapazitäten der Maschinen und Anlagen bei wechselnden Fertigungsanforderungen zur Sicherstellung des wissenschaftlichen Betriebes
• Planung, administrative Betreuung und Entwicklung der bestehenden Fertigungseinrichtungen wie z.B. 5 Achs CNC-Maschinen, Erodier-Maschinen
• Personalbedarfsermittlung und Personalplanung
• Durchführen von Teamversammlungen und regelmäßigen Personalgesprächen
• Planung, Durchführung und Kontrolle von Maßnahmen zur Erhöhung der Betriebs- und Arbeitssicherheit
• Koordinierung und Begleitung von auftragsabhängigen Fremdleistungen
• Schnittstellenabstimmung bei institutsübergreifenden Aufgabenstellungen

Anforderungsprofil:
• Abgeschlossenes Studium des Ingenieurwesens, idealerweise mit Schwerpunkt Maschinenbau
• Bereitschaft zum Führen der Servicegruppe Mechanische Werkstatt mit 20 Mitarbeiter/innen
• Erfahrung im Bereich Personalverantwortung und Mitarbeiterführung
• Ausgeprägte kommunikative Fähigkeiten, Teamfähigkeit, Verbindlichkeit und Zuverlässigkeit sowie hohe soziale Kompetenz
• für die Position angemessene Berufserfahrung in einem produzierenden Unternehmen, vorzugsweise in den Bereichen Gerätebau, CNC Bearbeitung, Erodieren, Auftragsabwicklung
• Analytische und konzeptionelle Fähigkeiten sowie Umsetzungsstärke
• Kenntnisse zur Entwicklung konstruktiver Lösungen auch mit Sondermaterialien
• gute Englischkenntnisse
• praxiserprobte EDV Kenntnisse (Office, CAD Software)

Es erwartet Sie ein abwechslungsreiches und vielseitiges Aufgabengebiet in einem international ausgerichteten Forschungsinstitut. Wir bieten ein angenehmes Arbeitsklima, familienfreundliche Arbeitszeiten und die Möglichkeit zu regelmäßigen Weiterbildungen.

Die Vergütung erfolgt abhängig von Qualifikation und Berufserfahrung nach dem Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst (TVöD Bund) bis zur Entgeltgruppe 12. Die Sozialleistungen einschließlich einer zusätzlichen betrieblichen Altersversorgung entsprechen denen des öffentlichen Dienstes.
Die tarifliche Wochenarbeitszeit beträgt 39 Stunden. Der Arbeitsplatz ist für eine Teilzeitbesetzung nicht geeignet.

Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft will den Anteil von Frauen in den Bereichen erhöhen, in denen sie unterrepräsentiert sind. Frauen werden deshalb ausdrücklich aufgefordert, sich zu bewerben.
Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht, sie werden bei gleicher Qualifizierung bevorzugt eingestellt.

Wenn Sie sich angesprochen fühlen, dann senden Sie uns bitte Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen mit Lebenslauf und Zeugnissen unter Angabe Ihrer Gehaltsvorstellungen und des möglichen Eintrittstermins ausschließlich per E-Mail und in einer PDF-Datei (max. 5 MB) unter Angabe der Kennziffer PA-18-2018 im Betreff bis zum 01.02.2019 an: fhi-stellen@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

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.

Weitere Auskünfte zu den inhaltlichen Aufgaben erhalten Sie von:
Herrn Petrik Bischoff, Tel.: 030/8413-3400

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.

Grenzflächenwissenschaft
The Fritz-Haber-Institut (Grenzflächenwissenschaft) offers a
  Postdoc/Group Leader Position
position(s).

Postdoc/Group Leader Position

Liquid-cell transmission electron microscopy for in situ electrochemistry

offered by the Department of Interface Science at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany.

DESCRIPTION

Our research focusses on the understanding of novel physico-chemical properties of nanostructured materials at gas/liquid/solid interfaces. Therefore, we offer a full-time postdoctoral researcher to work on the investigation of liquid/solid interfaces under electrical potential control using advanced Cs-corrected (S)TEM-EDX instruments equipped with an in situ liquid electrochemical holder.

The Postdoc position is limited to 2 years but can be transformed into permanent group leader position upon appropriate performance after this period. Mentoring responsibilities of students are also already expected from the beginning of the position.

REQUIREMENTS

Required qualifications include a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants should have proven experience in TEM measurements for the analysis of nanostructured materials and be able to develop an independent research program. A high level of capability and understanding in the operation of advanced TEM equipment and data analysis is essential. Additional experience in in situ (liquid) TEM measurements, maintenance of such instruments as well as electrochemistry would also be advantageous.

The scientific output and the ability to lead a research group will be evaluated after the 2-year period and if the performance is satisfactory, the selected candidate will become a permanent group leader in charge of all TEM projects within the department as well as the related external collaborations.

YOUR APPLICATION

Please send your curriculum vitae as well as the names and contact information for three references by email as PDF files to fhi-stellen@fhi-berlin.mpg.de entering the code PA-17-2018 in the subject line by January 27, 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.

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.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Martin Penno
iscsec@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.

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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