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Vacancy ID: 099/2024
Closing date: 2024-06-04

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Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The Institute of Physical Chemistry seeks to fill the position of a

Postdoctoral Scientist
Molecular Photonic and Functional Interfaces

commencing on 1. July 2024

We offer a full-time position (40 hours per week) for an initial period of 4 years.

The interdisciplinary team Molecular Photonic and Functional Interfaces investigates molecules and solid-liquid interfaces for photocatalytic water splitting and CO2 fixation and electrochemical energy storage as well as the interaction of molecules and materials with cells and tissues. In particular, we use and develop time-resolved and non-linear optical spectroscopic methods.

As part of our international team, you will be responsible for managing the laboratory for sum frequency mixing and make an important contribution to the accentuation of our research work. In a collaborative environment, you will have the opportunity to develop your own scientific profile as a postdoctoral researcher.

Your responsibilities:

    • You will head our laboratory for the spectroscopic characterization of solid-liquid interfaces and biomimetic membranes using sum frequency mixing.
    • The conceptualization, coordination and implementation of cooperative research projects are part of your responsibilities as well as the
    • co-supervision of doctoral and master's theses.
    • Work on your own scientific profile as a postdoctoral researcher in an internationally networked team.

Your profile:

    • We expect PhD in chemistry, physics or a related discipline.
    • You have experience in non-linear optical spectroscopy for the characterization of interfaces, membranes or surfaces.
    • Ideally, you have experience with time-resolved sum frequency mixing and
    • have already obtained a doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or your own third-party funded project.
    • Very good written and spoken English skills are an advantage

    Are you hesitating because you don't meet one or some of our requirements? Please do not hesitate to apply and give us a chance to get to know you.

We offer:

    • Collaboration in diverse experimental research with a strongly interdisciplinary and international character
    • Excellent experimental equipment and infrastructure
    • Interesting and varied tasks (at an international level) / participation in international conferences
    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at / up to salary scale 13 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
    • 30 days of vacation per calendar year plus two days off on December 24 and 31

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). In principle, the job is also suitable for part-time employment. The extent to which a part-time request can be granted, in particular with regard to the location and scope of the part-time work, will be assessed on the basis of the needs of the service.

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then apply by 4 June 2024 using our online form.

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