Postdoc Position in Transmission Electron Microscopy


Stellenangebot vom 21. April 2020

The Department of Colloid Chemistry of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces is looking for a postdoctoral researcher who is passionate about both chemistry and transmission electron microscopy. The postdoctoral researcher will study fundamental aspects of the formation, transformation and self-organization of different carbon-related materials and colloidal systems under external stimuli (e.g. temperature, electric current, etc.) in real conditions with the idea to understand the mechanisms that govern these processes. The main goal is to study the chemistry and local structure transformations at the atomic scale and to give nanoscale insight on the physical properties of these materials. As many of the studied systems will possess low structural order, the postdoctoral researcher will be expected to dedicate special attention to developing total scattering and cross-correlative approaches applied to electron microscopy data.

Knowledge, skills and experience
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person, who can work independently and collaborate efficiently with other members of the institute. Applicants should have a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or a closely related discipline and proven experience in transmission electron microscopy and related spectroscopy techniques applied to nanostructured materials. Additional experience in in-situ TEM measurements (e.g. liquid cell/electrochemistry experiments) would be advantageous. The candidate should have good communication skills in English (both written and spoken).

We offer
The full-time postdoctoral research position is available from July 2020. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Suitable candidate will be offered an initial contract of two years, with possible extension based on performance.

A dynamic and stimulating international work environment with state-of-the-art instrumentation and opportunities for developing personal skills and independence.

Payment follows the German collective wage agreement for government service workers (TVöD-Bund) and depends on qualifications and professional experience.

Please send your application including a letter of motivation explaining how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for this job, your CV and contact details of two references to Dr. Nadja Tarakina (). We will start assessing applications from 11 May 2020.

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