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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.

Researcher (w/m/d)

Work­ing field:

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.

Require­ments:

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
Email: lopez@pc.rwth-aachen.de

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please visit our web­site at:
http://https://www.ipc.rwthaachen.de/cms/IPC/Forschung/~kwhn/Prof-Walter-Richtering- Lehr­stuhl-II/

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
Lan­dolt­weg 2
52074 Aachen

App­li­cants are invi­ted to sub­mit their app­li­ca­ti­ons via email to secretary-physchem2@pc.rwth-aachen.de. For data pro­tec­tion rea­sons, howe­ver, we recom­mend sen­ding app­li­ca­ti­ons via mail.