Spectroscopy and Microscopy of Nanoscale Water - Postdoc positions

Job Offer from November 17, 2022

Water shapes our blue planet, is life-enabling, and scientifically fascinating with a host of anomalous behaviours. When water is confined within nanometer-sized pores and cavities, wholly new and unexpected phenomena appear: water flows differently, its phase diagram changes drastically, and conventional theories break down. This is exciting from a scientific perspective, but also of great technological importance: nanoscale water is central to water purification and desalination, where water has to flow through nanopores, and for energy-related processes, e.g., hydrogen production.

In our project on nanoscale water, funded by the European Research Council with 10 million Euros, we aim to transform our understanding of nano-confined water. In collaboration with leading groups at Cambridge University and ENS Paris, we will develop new advanced spectroscopies and microscopies, based on ultrafast lasers, to ‘see‘ nanoscale water in action.

We have openings for PhD students, postdocs, and (largely independent) Group Leaders, and provide an inspiring and outstanding working environment.

Max Planck is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity, are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  1. A curriculum vitae,
  2. A brief letter of motivation (up to 1 page),
  3. The names and contact information of 2-3 persons who can serve as references.

and should be sent to prof. Mischa Bonn, email:  apply-bonn@mpip-mainz.mpg.de

More information about the research group can be found at:


We will recruit until the positions are filled.

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