|| Applications are invited for a PhD position in Multidimensional Laser Spectroscopy in the group of Jens Bredenbeck (http://www.biophys.uni-frankfurt.de/~bredenbeck) within the DFG-funded Research Training Group (RTG) "Complex Scenarios of Light Control" (CLiC) located at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
The PhD position (remuneration scale E13 TV-G-U 65%) is available starting 1 November 2017, for a three-year duration.
The PhD project is concerned with the further development and application of the Vibrationally Promoted Electronic Resonance (VIPER) 2D-IR experiment pioneered by our group (L. J. G. W. van Wilderen, A. T. Messmer, J. Bredenbeck, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 2667 (2014)). VIPER 2D-IR is a two-dimensional mixed IR/VIS spectroscopy (L. J. G. W. van Wilderen, J. Bredenbeck, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 11624-11640 (2015)), that permits selective excitation of molecular species with strongly overlapping, or even virtually identical UV/VIS spectra; hence, highly selective photochemistry strategies are in reach. The project involves a close and lively collaboration with theoretical spectroscopy (I. Burghardt, Frankfurt, see e.g. J. von Cosel et al., https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.03476) and synthesis (A. Heckel, Frankfurt).
Further information can be found at
- excellent M.Sc. in chemistry, physics, biophysics, or a comparable field
- fluent communication in English, both oral and written
- background in ultrafast spectroscopy
- creativity, flexibility, and a high degree of scientific curiosity
- German language skills are helpful but not mandatory
- via the application form that can be downloaded at the CLiC homepage: http://clic.uni-frankfurt.de/index.php/application
- closing date: 15 September, 2017
Please send the required documents by e-mail to email@example.com.
Further questions can be addressed to Prof. Dr. Jens Bredenbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Keywords: Laser, Spektroskopie, Femtosekunden, Infrarot, Photochemie