PhD position in 2D THz/optical spectroscopy on correlated electron materials

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Job Offer from June 12, 2020

The phonon spectroscopy group (the lab of Heejae Kim) in the Department of Molecular Spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research is looking for a PhD candidate in the SFB/Transregional Collaborative Research Center program. The project is aimed at revealing mode-specific electron phonon coupling in organic compounds with strong electron correlation using the newly developed 2D THz/visible spectroscopy. The research group focuses on ultrafast electronic and structural properties of solid-state materials. During the project, the student will gain significant knowledge in cutting edge nonlinear spectroscopy and condensed matter physics.

Candidates with a BSc and MSc in Physics or equivalent are encouraged to apply. Below are the requirements for the position:

1. Strong knowledge of analytical programming in Matlab or Python

2. Courses or practical knowledge in optics, spectroscopy, and quantum mechanics

3. Courses or practical knowledge in solid-state physics and condensed matter physics

The applicants are requested to submit the documents including a motivation letter (1 page), C.V. (including a list of up to 3 potential references) and transcript (grade report) of your BSc and MSc degree via e-mail to Dr. Heejae Kim (

Review of the applications will begin on 15th July, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.


Dr. Heejae Kim

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