PhD Student (m/f/div) or Postdoc (m/f/div) in EPR spectroscopy


The EPR research group at MPI CEC is looking for a 

PhD Student (m/f/div) or Postdoc (m/f/div) in EPR spectroscopy

The position is available from September 1st, 2022. The doctoral researcher will work on a three-year-doctoral-program and the postdoctoral position is initially for 24 months, with the possibility of an additional one-year renewal.

Your tasks:

The appointed researcher will utilize and further develop advanced (in situ) EPR techniques to understand active sites in solid state and molecular catalysts and the generation of radical intermediates during catalytic action. The EPR group at MPI CEC employs electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) techniques to monitor and characterize paramagnetic states relevant in energy conversion and storage processes. We develop and apply state-of-the-art EPR spectrometers ranging from GHz to THz frequencies. This position thus provides the possibility to conduct pioneering research at the interface of spectroscopy and catalysis research.

Your qualifications:

For the PhD position, we require the master's degree certificate and for the postdoctoral position, we also require the PhD degree in physics / physical chemistry or a related discipline. The candidate should have a strong background in spectroscopy (ideally magnetic resonance), inorganic chemistry, and a sound foundation in basic concepts of quantum mechanics and the design of scientific instruments.

Our offer:

We offer an international, dynamic working environment in a renowned research institute, family-friendly jobs, and flexible working hours. The PhD will be remunerated according to the Max Planck Society's funding guidelines for junior scientists and the postdoctoral position according to TVöD (Bund) in line with your qualifications and professional experience.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your detailed application should include a cover letter with description of past experience, a curri­culum vitae with the contact details of three referees, and a copy of your degree certificate. If we have aroused your interest, please send your application preferably in digital form until August 22nd, 2022 stating the reference code “AS014” to:

Dr. Alexander Schnegg
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Stiftstraße 34–36
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr


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Deadline: 2022-08-22
Location: Germany, Mülheim an der Ruhr
Categories: EPR Spectroscopy, PhD, Physical Chemistry , Physics, Postdoc,


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