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Ph.D. position (f/m) in optical and molecular physics
2 PhD positions in Optical and Molecular Physics (f/m)
(Code number 12/2018)
The Department of Optical Nanoscopy (Prof. Dr. Stefan W. Hell) invites
applications for 2 Ph.D. positions in optical and molecular physics.
New concepts have brought about a paradigm shift in the physical limits
to optical analysis of molecular systems. Imaging resolutions of
a few nanometers have been demonstrated, well beyond the Abbe/
Rayleigh limits. The recently demonstrated MINFLUX concept (Science
355, 606-612 (2017)) outlines a path to further improved minimally
invasive, low-light-level analysis, in principle down to Ångström length
scales. This will open up entirely new experimental opportunities in
the study of macromolecules and beyond.
The successful candidates will develop physical measurement schemes
based on MINFLUX and related concepts to analyze molecular
systems at highest resolution.
Candidates should be highly motivated and prepared to work within a
truly multidisciplinary team. They should have (or expect to complete
soon) a Masters degree in Physics or Physical Chemistry or a comparable
qualifi cation. A willingness to master challenges in optical
design, computer-driven experimental control and data analysis and,
crucially, in-depth study of a problem by critical thinking and dedicated
physical simulation are all central to success.
At the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research,
one of the 83 institutes of the Max
Planck Society for the Advancement of Science,
physicists, chemists and biologists
create knowledge of long-term relevance
to life and basic medical sciences.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing
the number of individuals with disabilities
in its workforce and therefore encourages
applications from such qualifi ed
individuals. Furthermore, 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.
For further information, please contact Prof.
Dr. Stefan W. Hell (hell-offi email@example.com).
For general questions, please contact Mrs.
Höfer-Elfner (0049 6221 486 – 311) or Ms.
Sabrina Giacalone (0049 6221 486 – 305)
from human resources.
Please submit your application, including a
cover letter (explaining background and motivation),
your CV and complete transcripts
via e-mail as a single PDF fi le with the above
reference preferably until September
30, 2018 (excellent applications will be considered