PhD Position: novel ultrafast vibrational spectroscopic methods
Job offer from November 15, 2017
We seek to hire a PhD student for developing novel ultrafast vibrational spectroscopic methods.
Molecular vibrations provide unprecedented insight into the structure and environment of molecules. Conventional methods, like e.g. IR or Raman spectroscopy, to detect vibrational resonances rely however on a large number of molecules. In this project you will approach the limit of single molecule vibrational spectroscopy using ultra-short laser pulses. The project will focus on the development of this novel spectroscopic technique, by taking advantage of the intrinsic fluorescence of molecules. You will obtain significant experience in ultrafast laser spectroscopies, optics, data acquisition and analysis. Any previous experience in spectroscopy, optics, or instrument control is a strong benefit.
The project will be executed in the Department of Molecular Spectroscopy (under the joint supervision of Mischa Bonn, Johannes Hunger, Sapun Parekh) at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany). The duration of the project is for 3 years; if interested, please send your CV, a letter of motivation, and a list of two references by email to email@example.com. The position is open immediately until filled.