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Near-field optics and surface enhanced Raman scattering

The Institute of Experimental Physics at the Ulm University  has an open temporary position for a

PhD-Student (part-time 50%)

in the field of biophysics/polymer physics. The position is funded by a research project on the Optical experiments with metallic nanostructures and photonic nanostructures with and without functional molecules.

We are looking for one PhD student interested in plasmonics and near-field optics with special emphasis in surface enhanced Raman scattering. The Ulm University provides an international research environment with leading groups in fields as SPM methods (AFM, SNOM, confocal microscopy and optical tweezers), nanoscale physics and chemistry, and facilities as High-Resolution TEM, clean room with optical and electron-beam lithography. Our research main focuses are near-field optics of metal-dielectric nanostructures, SERS, physics of polymers in surfaces, and mechanics of cells and bio-materials. Laboratory equipment includes several AFM microscopes, SNOM, confocal and confocal Raman microscopes, optical spectrometers, several laser systems including 2 Ti:sapphire ps/fs lasers. Our group has also research contacts with companies as WITec, Zeiss, BASF and Daimler. Experience with SPM methods as AFM and/or SNOM and laser systems and basic knowledge on near-field optics and plasmonics is desired.

The salary for the part time position is 50% of the salary according to TV-L Level E13.  

The successful applicant is expected to submit a PhD-thesis.

Ulm University seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Qualified female researchers are kindly asked to apply for the position.

Your application must reach the Institute of Experimental Physics no later than February 28th, 2009. Please address the application to

Prof. Dr. Othmar MARTI
Ulm University
Insitute of Experimental Physics
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
D-89081 Ulm

Qualified persons with disabilities will be hired preferentially.

The work contract will be issued by the Zentrale Universitätsverwaltung.


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Last modified by Othmar Marti, 2009-02-02