Job offer from February 02, 2018
We have an open position for a PhD student to investigate coupling between high- and low-frequency molecular vibrations in aqueous solutions.
Coupling between localized high-frequency molecular motions and delocalized low-frequency motions determines dynamics and pathways of vibrational energy relaxation and dissipation in liquids. Measuring this coupling requires a nonlinear optical spectroscopy which combines terahertz (far-infrared) and mid-infrared electromagnetic radiation. For such measurements our group has recently developed a two-dimensional terahertz-infrared-visible (2D TIRV) spectroscopy. In this project you will use 2D TIRV spectroscopy to measure direct coupling between molecular modes vibrating at infrared and terahertz frequencies in aqueous solutions of biomolecules.
Candidates with background in physics, chemical physics and physical chemistry are strongly encouraged to apply. If interested, please submit a letter of motivation, CV and a letter of recommendation to Maksim Grechko firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position is open immediately until filled.