Reference number 210-B1-2/2023
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The Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute for Analytical Chemistryseeks to fill the above position from 1 October 2023.
The Collaborative Research Center TRR-386 “Hyperpolarization in Molecular Systems”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), is centered at the Leipzig University and the Chemnitz University of Technology with partners at RWTH Aachen University, University of Augsburg, Technical University of Munich, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, University of Rostock.
The TRR-386 will focus on the controlled realization of transient spin order of electrons or magnetic nuclei, i.e., of hyperpolarization, in molecular systems. This is expected to have a major impact in three research areas of chemistry and physics, namely magnetic resonance, spintronics and spin-chemistry which will be merged. To this end, the TRR-386 will contribute to the fundamental understanding of generation of electronic and nuclear spin hyperpolarization, its transport through molecular structures and its control. We expect implications towards applications for example in medicine, multifunctional electronics, and efficient chemical catalysis.
About the position
- Fixed term of 3 years with the with the possibility of extension for another 9 months
- 75 % of a full-time position
- Planned remuneration: salary group E13 TV-L
- Development, synthesis, spectroscopic and structural characterization of macrocyclic coordination compounds for optical nuclear spin polarization
- Close cooperation with the project partner (B1) and the network partners
- Scientific and technical operation of scientific devices (EPR spectrometer, SQUID magnetometer)
- Supervision of qualifying work in the chemistry courses of the institute of inorganic chemistry
- Conducting courses and internships at the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry
- University degree in the field of chemistry (Master of Science or diploma)
- Profound practical and theoretical knowledge of the host-guest chemistry of supramolecular coordination compounds and their structural and spectroscopic characterization
- Interest in optical nuclear spin polarization and photochemistry of macrocyclic coordination compounds
- Knowledge in the areas of temperature-variable SQUID magnetometry, EPR spectroscopy, and single-crystal structure analysis would be an advantage
- very good communication skills
- strong didactic skills
What we offer
- A modern workplace and attractive working conditions (mobile working)
- Flexible working hours and work-life balance
- Goal-oriented staff development throughout your working life, with opportunities for continuing professional development
- Pension plan
- Commuter pass for the MDV network
- excellent access to interdisciplinary perspectives, e.g. within the Integrated Research Training Group of the SFB
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