Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Work Group Bigall (Physical Chemistry and Dynamics of Nanoscopic Systems)
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: 01.02.2024, the initial fixed term is three years. (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 2023-12-15
Scope of work: part-time
Weekly hours: 50 % of standard work hours per week
Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the research associate’s own academic work.
The research topics include the synthesis and characterization of novel colloidal nanoparticles (magnetic, plasmonic, or photoluminescent) and/or their assembly into microscopic and macroscopic functional superstructures. As an example of microscopic superstructures, multifunctional magnetic or optical objects in solution can be mentioned, with applications in nanobiomedicine, for instance. Examples of macroscopic superstructures are optically active new aerogel materials with potential applications in photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, and sensing. Studying structure-property relationships using modern analytical techniques (such as optical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, porosimetry, magnetometry, and electron microscopy) on the new materials provides insights into the connection between nano- and microstructure and the resulting material properties.
The scope of the course is 2 credit hours (LVS).
A university degree in a relevant field.
Prior knowledge in the field of nanochemistry, electrochemistry, and/or optical spectroscopy, as well as magnetometry, is desirable.
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Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.