2 experimental postdoc positions in Tübingen (colloid chemistry/physics)


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2 experimental postdoc positions in Tübingen (colloid chemistry/physics)

31st January 2020 - 15th March 2020

The group „Computational Soft Matter/Nanoscience and Experimental Colloidal Physics“ at the University of Tübingen addresses challenging questions in fundamental as well as in applied research. In the experimental soft matter physics division of the group, new experimental techniques are being developed to analyse soft matter in both direct and reciprocal space, which frequently contain complementary information. We apply these techniques to answer fundamental questions in the field of non-equilibrium physics. We are highly interested in studying phenomena that occur in equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems and in transits between those. Research topics include the structure and dynamics of complex liquids, phase transitions, and transport processes in bulk, confined geometry and at interfaces.

We offer a

  1. PostDoc position in experimental colloidal chemistry (TV-L 13)

  2. PostDoc position in experimental colloidal physics (TV-L 13)

In colloidal chemistry we are interested in synthesizing new colloidal model system with tunable, preferably anisotropic interaction, with particles tailored for optical experiments. For sure, the planned work involves the synthesis and characterization of these systems, but also requires to study the structure and dynamics of these systems out of equilibrium using state of the art microscopy and scattering techniques. An ideal candidate is experienced in colloidal chemistry (particle synthesis and characterization) and applied optics and has excellent experimental, technical and communication skills.

In the colloidal physics project we want to investigate different phase transition scenarios with new colloidal model systems. The planned work will focus in identifying the microscopic mechanisms on the one hand and studying the kinetics and dynamics of the respective phase transition depending on the experimental control parameters on the other. Although a wide range of state of the art experiments is available for these investigation further experimental development in microscopy and/or light scattering is needed. An ideal candidate is experienced in colloidal physics, non-equilibrium physics and applied optics and has excellent experimental, programming, technical and communication skills.

For more information, please contact PD Hans Joachim Schöpe (hans-joachim.schoepe@uni-tuebingen.de) or Prof. Martin Oettel (martin.oettel@uni-tuebingen.de).

Employment, salary and benefits are governed by the collective agreement for civil service in the state Baden-Würtemberg. Candidates are expected to contribute to teaching (4 hours per week during lecture periods). The positions are limited to two years.

Candidates with disabilities will be preferred in case of equal qualification. Tübingen University is particularly interested in applications from female candidates for this position and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.

Please send email applications with the usual documents (letter of motivation, CV, graduation certificates in one .pdf) and arrange for two letters of reference, all to PD Hans Joachim Schöpe and Prof. Martin Oettel. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2020, later applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

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January 31 @ 8:00 am
March 15 @ 5:00 pm
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