Job Offers for Academic Positions at Freie Universität Berlin

Department of Physics
Helmholtz-Zentrum

PhD
3/4-part-time job
limited to 3 years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

Job description:

PhD position (Doktorand) for investigating the charge transfer processes in 3d-transition metal complexes in solution using soft X-ray spectroscopies from a liquid microjet. Soft X-ray spectroscopies are powerful tools for probing the local electronic structure of matter. Its application to highly volatile liquid phase has been experimentally hampered though until recently. In introducing the liquid microjet technique to X-ray synchrotron light sources our group has pioneered various aspects of the electronic-structure interaction in liquid solution, mostly aqueous solutions, as well as neat liquid water. We operate different experimental stations at BESSY II synchrotron facility (Berlin, Germany) which enables the detection of either photons or electrons (using X-ray absorption, X-ray emission, resonant X-ray scattering, and direct as well as resonant photoelectron spectroscopies) to study both the ground and excited states of liquid solutions. Given the complementary information these two schemes provide we can accurately interpret the respective X-ray spectra. In addition interpretation of experimental results is assisted by high-level quantum mechanical calculations. We are thus equipped to explore the electronic-structure interactions occurring in liquid solution on the molecular level which includes ultrafast energy and charge transfer between solute and solvent, and our experiments can be also tuned to interfacial versus bulk solution sensitivity. The latter allows for an accurate investigation of interfacial solvation phenomena. The molecular systems studied by our group span a wide range, from small atomic ions (especially transition metals) to larger molecules and molecular complexes (e.g., metal porphyrins) relevant for catalysis- and energy-driven research, as well as relevant for the larger field of radiation chemistry.

Requirements:

  • Master or Diplom in Physics or Chemistry

Desirable:

  • Strong background in SOME of the following fields
  • Experiences of taking soft X-ray spectroscopy (XAS, XES, XPS) at synchrotron facility
  • Proficient in symmetry selection rule (the knowledge of group theory is desired)
  • Experiences of handling liquid micro-jet, and/or liquid flow-cell
  • Experiences of theoretical calculations (DFT, ab initio, semi-empirical, ect.)
  • Experiences of measuring UPS, UV-Vis, IR are appreciated

Applications quoting the reference code x-ray spectroscopy shall be addressed not later than November 11th, 2014 to

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Frau Maha Dürr
Albert-Einstein-Str. 15
12489 Berlin (Adlershof)

or to maha.duerr@helmholtz-berlin.de.


Department of Physics

Scientific assistant (PhD)
1/2-part-time job
limited until October 31st, 2017
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

Job description:

  • Participation in research projects of the new Joint Lab "Theorie of Quantum Magnetism" of the Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy
  • Development and application of new numerical and analytical approaches for the investigation of strongly correlated electron systems with a special focus on frustrated spin models
  • Analyzing and describing spin liquids and magnetically ordered spin phases using renormalization-group techniques
  • Microscopic modeling of magnetic materials in collaborations with experimental groups at the Helmholtz Zentrum
  • The opportunity to obtain a doctorate is given

Condition of employment:

  • final degree in physics (diploma or master)

Desirable:

  • Profound knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Theory of quantum magnetism, strongly correlated electron systems, frustrated spin systems, functional renormalization group techniques
  • Above-average degree

Applications quoting the reference code BerlQuam1 shall be addressed not later than October 20th, 2014 to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Physik
Herrn Johannes Reuther
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
Germany
or by sending an email to: johannes.reuther@fu-berlin.de


Freie Universität Berlin
Collaborative Research Centre CRC 973 "Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress"

Student assistant (41, 60 or 80 monthly hours)

The tasks will be to assist a project of the CRC 973. For further information on the scientific topics of the projects please visit www.sfb973.de.

The student helpers will have the chance to assist/support the various research projects of the CRC in the following fields:

  • Biochemical and / or molecular and / or ecological experiments
  • Preparation, development, and running of scientific experiments and analysis of data
  • Plant and insect rearing, maintenance of fungal or bacterial cultures

Desirable:

  • Two successfully completed semesters in biology or related field of study
  • Experimental / practical experience in one of the above mentioned areas
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Team spirit
  • Ability to work conceptually and independently
  • Excellent skills in MS Office

Duration of Agreement:

  • min. 3 months, max. 6 months

Vacant positions will be filled again successively and without any rhythm. There might be waiting times. Please send your application quoting the reference code CRC973/HiWi with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications, student enrolment certificate) directly to

Freie Universität Berlin
Collaborative Research Centre 973
Prof. Dr. Monika Hilker
Haderslebener Str. 9
12163 Berlin

or by e-mail to: monika.hilker@fu-berlin.de

For further information please contact Tobias Otte, Tel.: +49 30 838-709 73 or www.sfb973.de.


Department of Biology, Chemestry, Pharmacy

Student assistant (41, 60 or 80 monthly hours)

Responsibility:

  • Programming in C++, MatLab, Python
  • Maintenence of data bases
  • Data analysis at the PC

Desirable:

  • 2 concluded semester

We prefer students in the 3rd and higher semester in a natural science discipline and particularly that seek to perform their Bachelor, Master or Diploma degree in our lab. Written applications should include information about the major interests in one of the above mentioned work descriptions and the usual documents (letter of application, copy of the document of immatriculation, short CV, social living conditions) and are possible at any time.

Duration of agreement:

  • limited to 3 – max. 24 months

Vacant positions will be filled again successively and without any rhythm. There might be waiting times. Please send your application quoting the reference code "Nawrot" with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications, student enrolment certificate) directly to

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chmestry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology/Neurobiology
Herrn Prof. Dr. Martin Nawrot
Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3
14195 Berlin

or by e-mail to: martin.nawrot@fu-berlin.de

For further information please contact Prof. Nawrot, Tel.: +49 30 838-566 92


Department of Biology, Chemestry, Pharmacy

Student assistant (41, 60 or 80 monthly hours)

Responsibility:

  • Behavioral experiments with fruit fly, moths and locusts
  • Histological work
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Data analysis

Desirable:

  • 2 concluded semester

We prefer students in the 3rd and higher semester in a natural science discipline and particularly that seek to perform their Bachelor, Master or Diploma degree in our lab. Written applications should include information about the major interests in one of the above mentioned work descriptions and the usual documents (letter of application, copy of the document of immatriculation, short CV, social living conditions) and are possible at any time.

Duration of agreement:

  • limited to 3 – max. 24 months

Vacant positions will be filled again successively and without any rhythm. There might be waiting times. Please send your application quoting the reference code "Pflüger" with the usual documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications, student
enrolment certificate) directly to

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chmestry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology/Neurobiology
Herrn Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Pflüger
Königin-Luise-Str. 29/30
14195 Berlin

or by e-mail to: pflueger@neurobiologie.fu-berlin.de

For further information please contact Prof. Pflüger, Tel.: +49 30 838-546 76.


Women are explicitly encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applications from people with a migration background who meet the recruitment requirements are desirable.
Interview costs cannot be covered by the Freie Universität Berlin. Application documents will not be returned. Please submit your documents only in copy.

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Last Update: Oct 17, 2014