PhD Position: Synthesis and Surface Modification of Quasi-Two-Dimensional Nanocrystals
Job offer from October 15, 2017
We are currently looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic young researcher who wants to work on a recently emerged class of nanomaterials: quasi-two-dimensional nanocrystals. Due to their shape and precise atomic-scale thickness, these colloidal crystals exhibit e.g. efficient, spectrally pure fluorescence, large absorption cross-sections and enhanced energy transfer rates. Recently, we have unraveled the formation mechanism that leads to the formation of these increasingly important nanostructures (A. Riedinger et al, Nature Materials, 2017, doi:10.1038/nmat4889). Based on our findings, we want to
- Expand the library of synthetically accessible quasi-2D-nanomaterials.
- Study and tune their (non-linear) optical properties.
- Use them as energy transfer agent in combination with soft matter.
The successful candidate has an experimental background in (physical) chemistry and/or material science and holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry or related fields. Previous experience with nanocrystal synthesis and surface chemistry is an advantage.
The position is available as of now, but starting dates are negotiable. Remuneration will be according to the collective wage agreement for the public service (TVöD), pay level E 13 (50 percent).
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply. The Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
In case of interest please send your application including (i) a cover letter (describing your motivation and how your background would fit to this position), (ii) your CV, (iii) the contact information of 2-3 mentors who agree to provide a short letter of recommendation. Please send all documents via e-mail as single pdf-file to: Dr. Andreas Riedinger (firstname.lastname@example.org)