Doctoral position Correlative single molecule fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy for the investigation of bio-materials

Job Offer from February 15, 2022

There is an opening for a PhD position to be jointly supervised between the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. The interdisciplinary PhD research program is a collaboration among a super-resolution microscopy group (Dr. Xiaomin Liu), a single molecule spectroscopy group (Prof. Thomas Basché) and a biomaterials group (Dr. Christopher Synatschke). The PhD student will build/optimize correlative single molecule microscopy and spectroscopy setups to measure the photophysical properties of single molecules that probe the order/disorder/defects of assembled, functional macromolecules and biomaterials.

The ideal PhD candidate has an experimental background in physics, optical engineering and/or electronic engineering, and holds a Master’s degree in one of these or related fields. The PhD studentship is funded according to the collective wage agreement for the public service with a 65% TVöD E13 salary. Mainz is located next to Frankfurt, which has one of the largest airports in Europe, thus providing convenient international access. The picturesque Rheingau region provides various recreational opportunities and offers a high quality of life.

For the PhD position application, the following documents are required:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Records on previous education and certificates (Master, Bachelor or Diploma)
  • Proof of language skills (English and/or German, if applicable)
  • Names of at least two references or two reference letters from former supervisors

Review of applications will start on 8 March 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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