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Ph. D. Student

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The new Otto Hahn Group "Precision Infrared Spectroscopy on Small Molecules" at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is currently looking for a

Ph.D. Student (f/m)
(Code Number 27-14)
to join the project. Our research is focused on pushing the limits of high precision spectroscopy on molecules. Using frequency comb technology together with a Stark decelerator to slow the molecules, we hope to reduce the measured linewidth of mid-infrared transitions to well below 1 kHz and hopefully to the limit given by the natural linewidth (ca. 1-10 Hz). This experiment can potentially set new upper limits on a potential time variation of the electron-proton mass ratio.
Candidates should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in physics or chemistry.
The successful applicant will receive a salary according to the funding guidelines for young researchers of the Max Planck Society. Alternatively, if greater flexibility is required, a Max Planck PhD scholarship can also be granted.
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.
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.


Contact detail

How to apply:
Please send your application including cover letter (explaining background and motivation), your CV, and publication record (if applicable) preferably via e-mail as one single PDF file in relation to the code number to ausschreibung27-14@mpibpc.mpg.de
Send application to
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Otto Hahn Group “Precision Infrared Spectroscopy on Small Molecules”
Samuel Meek
Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen
Website: http://www.mpibpc.mpg.de/14754664/meek

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Niedersachsen)
Working place
37077 Göttingen
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics