RWTH Aachen - Lehrstuhl II für Physikalische Chemie
A 36 month PhD position, funded by the DFG is available at the department of Physical Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University under the supervision of Prof. Walter Richtering and Dr. Carlos G. Lopez. The project involves the study of polyelectrolyte dynamics in supercooled liquids.
Polyelectrolytes are polymers bearing charged groups along their backbone, which include important molecules such as DNA and other naturally occurring polymers (xanthan gum, hyaluronic acid etc.). Your work will focus on studying their dynamics using rheological and scattering methods. The use of super-cooled solvents will allow you to slow down the dynamics of polyelectrolytes in solution, and therefore measure fast relaxation processes that are usually not accessible with conventional rheological techniques.
Applicants should hold a Master’s Degree (or comparable) in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or a related discipline. The position is open to people of any nationality, knowledge of German is not required. Candidates should have good skills in spoken and written English, and are expected to contribute towards teaching throughout their degree. Prior experience with either rheology and/or scattering methods is advantageous but not required.
What we offer:
The position is 3 years and is to be filled by October 1, 2020. The standard weekly hours will be 26 hours. and 33 minutes.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
The salary corresponds to pay grade EG EG 13 TV-L of the German public service salary scale (TV-L).
RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. We also offer a comprehensive continuing education scheme and a public transportation ticket available at a significantly reduced price. RWTH is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly from groups that are underrepresented at the University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or age. RWTH is strongly committed to encouraging women in their careers. Female applicants are given preference if they are equally suitable, competent, and professionally qualified, unless a fellow candidate is favored for a specific reason. As RWTH is committed to equality of opportunity, we ask you not to include a photo in your application. You can find information on the personal data we collect from applicants in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at http://www.rwth-aachen.de/dsgvo-information-bewerbung.
How to apply:
If you have any questions, please contact
Dr. Carlos G. Lopez
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80-94720
Please send your application by July 13, 2020 to
RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II und Institut für Physikalische Chemie
Dr. Carlos G. Lopez
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