Postdoctoral position in Quantum Optics/Biosensing

Job Offer from April 21, 2023

A Postdoc research position is available in the Division of Synthesis of Macromolecules at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany.

The project focuses on detecting and manipulating the parameters such as temperature, pH, and radicals in the complex biological system. This ultimately leads to understanding their roles in cell biology, and solving future challenges in biomedicine and life science. The person in this project will use our home-built optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) spectroscopy setup, perform the surface modification of nanodiamonds, and quantum sensing studies in mammalian cell experiments. The research will have a focus on design, simulations, fabrication, building experimental setups and characterization involving MW, RF and photonic devices.

We offer:

  1. Competitive salary
  2. International and multidisciplinary work environment
  3. Trained laboratory technicians and well-equipped labs with instruments such as optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) spectroscopy, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, S2 level biolab, Seahorse XF Analyzer.
  4. Possibilities to collaborate with nearby universities and university hospitals.
  5. A family-friendly institution with parental leave (both paid and unpaid) and career support for partners.

We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated individuals with interest in quantum optics/photonics/solid state physics/biosensing and bioimaging.

Candidates for the postdoc position should have a PhD degree at the start of employment and extensive hands-on experience in experimental optical spectroscopy/bionanomaterials, preferably in optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) spectroscopy, single molecule confocal microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, non-linear optical spectroscopy
, or similar.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, and CV, including a list of publications and contacts of two reference persons. Applications and enquiries should be sent via e-mail to

The position is open immediately in the group of Dr. Yingke Wu in the department of Prof. Tanja Weil. Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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