PhD Position in Spectroscopy on Conjugated Polymers

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Job description
You will study the dynamics of excitons and charge carriers with femtosecond and nanosecond pump-probe laser techniques, including microwave and terahertz conductivity measurements. In addition, high-energy electron pulses can be used specifically to generate charges. You will study to what extent photoexcitation of the polymer leads to generation of excitons and free charges. The relation between material structure and charge mobility will be investigated. Exciton diffusion and dissociation into mobile charges will be studied for blends of the polymers with electron acceptors. The studies will provide information about the mechanism of motion of excitons and charges.

Candidates for the PhD position must have a university degree in physics or chemistry, and ideally some experience with time-resolved spectroscopy. For the Post-doc position a doctoral degree related to time-resolved spectroscopy is required.

Conditions of Employment at FOM
When filling a PhD position at the FOM foundation, you will have the status of junior scientist.
You will have employee status and can participate in all the employee benefits FOM offers.
You will have a four-year contract. Your salary will be up to a maximum of €2,457 gross per month.
You are supposed to have a thesis finished at the end of your four-year term with FOM.
A training programme is part of the agreement. You and your supervisor will make up a plan
for the additional education and supervision that you specifically need. This plan also defines
which teaching activities you will be responsible for (up to a maximum of 10% of your time).


Contract    4 years (PhD) or 34 months (Post-doc)
Salary    €2042 to €2457 per month gross (for PhD position)

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