RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/01/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONGermany › Leipzig
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
Miniaturization is an ongoing trend in modern technology which promises enhanced technologies such as microscopic sensors or molecular machines. These developments require a profound knowledge of the materials properties on the nanoscale since many materials behave very different if reduced to the level of very few or individual molecules.
This PhD project will cover fundamental questions on polymer crystallization and focus particularly on the impact of reduced sample volumes down to individual polymer chains. This will be achieved by a cutting-edge method, which combines nano-structured electrodes and nano-patterned surfaces, to employ dielectric spectroscopy on an ensemble of individualized macromolecules. Topographical characterization of the samples also involves regular atomic force microscopy. The project is embedded in the collaborative research center CRC TRR 102 which joins the forces of leading experts in the field of polymer science and particularly polymer crystallization. This stimulating environment offers many occasions for fruitful exchange and scientific collaborations.
The position has a duration of until June 30, 2023.
The successful candidate holds a Master degree in physics and gained fundamental knowledge in soft matter physics and spectroscopic techniques during their studies. Delicate sample preparation is no obstacle because of the candidate’s extraordinary manual skills. For the data analysis, some basic programming skills are recommended. Previous experience in dielectric spectroscopy and/or atomic force microscopy are helpful.
To apply in first instance, please email a motivation letter, an up-to-date CV and your certificates of graduation including a transcript of your courses to Dr. Martin Treß (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application deadline is January 31, 2020.
EURAXESS offer ID: 435071
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