Job Offers for Academic Positions at Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin / Wiss. Mitarbeiter (PhD)
limited to 3 Years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

Job description:

  • Research in algebraic topology, algebraic K-theory or geometric group theory
  • teaching within the math department, teaching assistance, seminars

Requirements:

  • PhD in mathematics

Assets:

  • Solid skills in algebraic topology, algebraic K-theory or geometric group theory

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, a research statement and two letters of recommendation (sent directly by the reference writers) if possible electronically to holger.reich@fu-berlin.de

Applications quoting the reference code MI-WM 19-324 must be received no later than July 28th, 2014 shall be addressed to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik
Herrn Prof. Dr. Holger Reich
Arnimallee 7
14195 Berlin (Dahlem), Germany


Fachbereich Physik Institut für Experimentalphysik

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin / Wiss. Mitarbeiter
65% part-time-job
limited to 3 years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

Field of activity:

PhD position in the project “Dynamic interplay of Bcl-2 proteins at the onset of apoptosis”. (S)he will carry out research at the intersection of molecular biology, biochemistry and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Application of continuous wave and pulsed EPR (DEER) methods on orthogonally spin-labeled Bid, Bax and Bcl-XL in vitro. The research will be focused on the characterization of the interactions between proapoptotic and antiapoptotic proteins in aqueous environment and in the presence of membranes mimicking the mitochondrial outer membrane.

Requirements:

  • degree (master or diploma) in physics, biophysics, chemistry or biolchemistry

Desirable:

  • knowledge of quantum mechanics, NMR, EPR, biophysics, molecular biology, biochemistry
  • preferably the candidate should have already some background on site directed spin labeling EPR (e.g. Bachelor or Master thesis) and molecular biology
  • the candidate should speak English fluently

Applications can be submitted preferably by e-mail to Prof. Enrica Bordignon at enrica.bordignon@fu-berlin.de , using the keyword 20-1-402 not later than July 28th, 2014.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit

  • a complete CV; A motivational letter
  • a copy of the Master Thesis (if applicable)
  • Transcript of graduate studies
  • Two recommendation letters, sent directly by the reference writers

Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin / Wiss. Mitarbeiter (PhD)
limited to 4 Years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

Job description:

Research and teaching in the area of algebraic (especially toric) geometry and computer algebra (Prof. Altmann) and in teaching within the bachelor studies program. This position is associated with the German Research Foundation grant „Exploiting torus actions in algebraic geometry“ within the SPP 1489-project and with the project „Algebraic Geometry: Deformations, Moduli and Vector Bundles" within the Collaborative Research Center grant SFB 647.

Requirements:

  • a „Diplom“ or master's degree in mathematics
  • while employed at the Freie Universität, it is not only possible, but expected that the person, who fills this position, will work on and complete his/her doctorate

Desired Qualifications:

  • knowledge of algebraic geometry and its connection to combinatoric and convex geometry
  • knowledge of and skills in computer algebra

Applications quoting the reference code MI-WM 19-323 must bereceived no later than July 21st, 2014 shall be addressed to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik
Herrn Prof. Klaus Altmann
Arnimallee 3
14195 Berlin (Dahlem) Germany


Fachbereich Physik
Institut für Experimentalphysik

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin / Wiss. Mitarbeiter
3/4-part-time job
limeted 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. 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 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 electronic structure of (aqueous) 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) and 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.

Condition of employment:

  • Master oder Diplom in Physik oder Chemie

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 no later than July 21st, 2014 to

Freie Universität Berlin
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Herrn Prof. Dr. Emad Flear Aziz
Albert-Einstein-Str. 15
12489 Berlin (Adlershof)

or via e-mail at jie.xiao@helmholtz-berlin.de or yvonne.gansauge@helmholtz-berlin.de

Last Update: Jul 21, 2014