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Colloids and interfaces consist of very small or thin structures with linear dimensions between nanometers and micrometers. On the one hand, the possible structures represent a „world of hidden dimensions“. On the other hand, the dynamics and structures of these small entities determine the behavior of much larger systems such as organisms.
The Department of Colloids Chemistry (Director Prof. Dr. M. Antonietti) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany invites applications from outstanding young scientists for the position of
Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of materials science with a strong background in analytical scanning transmission electron microscopy. The postdoctoral researcher will study fundamental aspects of the formation, transformation and self-organization of different materials and colloidal systems, with specific focus on nanoscale phenomena at soft-hard interfaces. The nature of hybrid composites presents a suite of challenges, making establishing structure-property relationships in such materials especially difficult. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to dedicate special attention to developing strategies to mitigate beam-induced damage while obtaining sufficient contrast to resolve nanoscale details of such interfaces.
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 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 would be advantageous. The candidate should have good communication skills in English (both written and spoken).
We offer 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.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. 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.
The position is available from December 2023. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The suitable candidate will be offered an initial contract of two years, with a possible extension based on performance.
Please submit your application by email to: , with subject PostDocTEM – [Surname], attaching one PDF document which includes your CV, a brief cover letter and 2 letters of recommendation.
The candidate applications will be evaluated internally starting from the 12th of October 2023. The selected candidates will be invited for an interview. After the interview candidates will receive an email with the final decision.
The accepted candidate will join the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry Department, and will work in the electron microscopy group under the supervision of Dr. habil. Nadja Tarakina.
For further information about the Institute and the announced position please contact Dr. Nadja Tarakina.
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