PHD in Low Dimensional Physics (m/f/d) & PhD in Ultrafast Physics (m/f/d)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 13 Dec 2023

28 Nov 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Osnabrueck University
Department

Physics
Research Field

Physics » Applied physics
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Germany
Application Deadline

13 Dec 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Part-time
Offer Starting Date

1 Jan 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

The research groups “Physics of low dimensional materials” (Dr. Laura Vittadello) and “Ultrafast Physics” (Prof. Mirco Imlau) are seeking to appoint for


1 Research Assistant (PHD) in Low Dimensional Physics (m/f/d)
(Salary Level
 E 13 TV-L, 65%)

1 Research Assistant (PhD) in Ultrafast Physics (m/f/d)
(Salary Level E 13 TV-L, 65%)

at the School of Physics at the department of Mathematics/Informatics/Physics starting at earliest on January 1, 2024. The research assistants are included in the recently founded interdisciplinary graduate school "nanomaterials@biomembranes" (DFG, RTG 2900-1) .

In the overall project, 12 PhD candidates belonging to physics, chemistry and biology will contribute with individual projects to one overaching goal: the design, characterization and understanding of photo-functional nanosystems to enable cellular interrogation at the molecular scale - so far missing in life sciences. 

The research assistant working with Dr. Laura Vittadello will focus on laser-induced energy transfer from nanoparticles to chemical compounds and/or cells with the goal to manipulate the plasma membrane functions.

Via this topic you will:

  • Learn how to tailor colour and intensity of pulsed lasers in a microscope to interact in a non destructive way with nanoparticles, cells and chemical compounds.
  • Transfer the knowledge of surface functionalization to polar surfaces and study its impact on the laser-induced energy transfer.
  • Explore optical approaches to the photo-release of chemical compounds attached to nanoparticles in function of dimension, shape & defects, but also synthesis methods.
  • Implement an optical tweezer to control the movement of the developed nanoparticles using femtosecond laser pulses.

The research assistant working with Prof. Mirco Imlau will focus on the tailoring of femtosecond pulse trains and signal detection techniques to enhance energy transfer of upconversion nanoparticles for interrogation and photomanipulation at single molecular level.

Via this topic you will:

  • Learn about the interplay between femtosecond pulse exposure, optical features of microscopic systems and samples, and digital signal detection in imaging systems.
  • Reveal insight to the relation between pulse-induced energy flow and defect architecture (size, shape, doping concentration, core/shell-ratio, host material, etc.) of core-shell nanoparticles.
  • Study the enhancement of nanoparticle emission by combining tailored fs-pulse trains with coincidence and correlation detection techniques.
  • Contribute with your results to the nanoparticle synthesis, surface functionalization, and application in plasma membranes

Your Duties:

  • Participate in the DFG-funded research project “Energy transfer from nanoparticle architectures for sub-diffraction photo-manipulation“ (Vittadello) or “Enhancement of the ucLRET: parametric tuning of femtosecond pulse trains, image coincidence detection and digital image correlation” (Imlau) of the RTG 2900 “Rationally designed surface architectures for nanoscale interrogation and manipulation of biomolecules at membranes”.
  • Supervise bachelor and master students (in your 2nd or 3rd year).
  • Work & communicate in an interdisciplinary team, write research articles and present your results at national and international conferences.
  • Participate in the development of hybrid thinking and related workshops of the research training group.

We offer:

  • Laser class 4 laboratories equipped with chemical wet benches and S2 biological certification.
  • Cross disciplinary competences from scientific (physical-chemistry, bio-chemistry and bio-physics) and technical view point (lasers, electron and light microscopy, time-resolved spectroscopy, handling of biological samples, nanomaterial synthesis and characterization).
  • Research and communication oriented seminars and workshops to foster scientific reputation and independency in interdisciplinary research fields.
  • Technique based seminars and workshops at industrial level.
  • Tandem supervision in an interdisciplinary team along the European Charter for Researcher.
  • Inclusion in a scientifc and industrial international network.
  • Research stays at European collaboration partners and participation to (inter)national conferences.
  • 30 days of holiday per full calendar year.

Osnabrück University is a family-friendly university and is committed to helping working/studying parents balance their family and working lives.

Osnabrück University seeks to guarantee equality of opportunity for women and men and strives to correct any gender imbalance in its schools and departments.

If two candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to the candidate with disability status.

Please submit your application indicating the desired project with the following documents: curriculum vitae, certificates incl. transcripts of records, letter of motivation and your application profile (PDF, 97 kB) , in electronic form to Prof. Imlau, Email: [email protected] .

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Laura Vittadello ([email protected] ) and/or Dr. Mirco Imlau ([email protected] ).

We are very much looking forward to receiving your application.


Requirements
Research Field
Physics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

 

  • Completed master’s degree (M.Sc.) in physics or physics/chemistry, or related fields of study
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Ability to work in a team and willingness to engage in multilateral research cooperation
  • Written and spoken English skills
  • Goal oriented and structured way of working

Languages
ENGLISH

Internal Application form(s) needed
Application_Form_PhD_positions_RTG_2900.pdf
English
(97.29 KB - PDF)
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Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
Osnabrueck university - Phyiscs department
Country
Germany
City
Osnabrueck
Postal Code
49076
Street
Barbarastraße 7
Geofield


Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
Osnabrueck university - Center for Cellular Nanoanalytics Osnabrueck
Country
Germany
City
Osnabrueck
Postal Code
49076
Street
Barbarastraße 11
Geofield


Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]
Website

https://www.uni-osnabrueck.de/universitaet/stellenangebote/stellenangebote-deta…

Contact
City

Osnabrueck
Website

https://www.cellnanos.uni-osnabrueck.de/en/home.html
https://www.ufp.uni-osnabrueck.de/en/home.html
https://www.physik.uni-osnabrueck.de/forschung/forschungsgruppen/arbeitsgruppe_vittadello.html
Street

Barbarastraße 7 Gebaude 32
Postal Code

49076
E-Mail

[email protected]
Phone

+49 541 969 2654

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