PhD position in transient pulse EPR and optical spectroscopy

Applications are invited for a doctoral position to work in the group of Dr. S. Richert within the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

The project aims at investigating the factors influencing spin-information transfer in organic multi-spin systems by combining modern optical spectroscopy and pulse EPR. Through the work on the project, the successful candidate will be made familiar with (i) state-of-the-art pulse EPR methods and (ii) modern optical spectroscopic techniques from the femtosecond to the microsecond time scale and learn about their applicability to current research challenges in the field of molecular spintronics.
Depending on the strengths and interests of the successful applicant, the focus of the individually designed subproject may either lie on the theoretical (programming, data analysis and simulations, method development) or practical (spectroscopic measurements, synthesis) aspects of the project. For further details please see:

Highly motivated candidates with a master’s degree (obtained no longer than three years ago) in either chemistry or physics are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants should have a solid background in physical chemistry (spectroscopy), good presentation and writing skills in English and/or German, and must be able to work independently as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment. Previous experience with programming (MATLAB, Python), advanced optical spectroscopy, or magnetic resonance spectroscopy, is advantageous, but not required.

For details regarding the application process and possible starting dates please contact Dr. S. Richert.
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