A (senior) postdoctoral position for up to five years is available in the laser
molecular spectroscopy and environmental physics group of
Otto Dopfer at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
The predominantly experimental research of our group involves
the laser spectroscopic, mass spectrometric, and quantum chemical investigation
of molecules, radicals, ions, clusters, and nanostructures in the
gas phase, with strong relevance to a broad range of interdisciplinary
topics ranging from biophysics, catalysis, astrochemistry, environmental chemistry,
and plasma physics to material science.
Available equipment includes IR and UV lasers, several ion sources
and rf-traps, as well as several types of mass spectrometers.
Qualified candidates should hold a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, or related
fields with a very strong publication record and possibly some initial postdoctoral experience.
The successful candidate will be involved in supervising PhD and undergraduate students,
will take high responsibility for several existing research projects, and will be strongly involved
in developing new research directions.
The position is ideal for candidates who are pursuing an academic career
(with possibility for Habilitation) by developing also their own research interests.
The position involves also teaching duties (either in German or in English).
Experience in several of the following fields is mandatory:
(1) laser spectroscopy
(2) mass spectrometry
(3) ion sources (EI, CI, MALDI, ESI)
(4) ion traps
(5) vacuum physics
(6) molecular beams
(7) cluster science
(8) data acquisition
(9) construction of apparatus
(10) writing of publications, reports, and proposals
(11) communication skills
Interested and highly qualified candidates are encouraged to send their
cover letter, a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of
qualifications relevant for the position (max. 1 page), a statement of
research interests (max. 1 page) as well as names and complete addresses of two referees.
Evaluation of the applications will begin at June 15 (2012) and will
continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 1st
but this is negotiable.
Berlin is an international city and offers an exciting scientific and cultural environment.
For further information, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Otto Dopfer
Institut fuer Optik und Atomare Physik
Technische Universitaet Berlin